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Winter can be incredibly cozy, but it can also get a little dark and drab, so we’ve found some fun and easy DIY projects to brighten up your home!

5 Colorful DIY Ideas! | Abbey Carpet SF
These adorable little geometric photo holders are just the thing to display memories from sunnier days!

5 Colorful DIY Ideas! | Abbey Carpet SF
Brighten up the kitchen with this fun little project!

5 Colorful DIY Ideas! | Abbey Carpet SF
Create a cozy and colorful pillow mattress with this easy DIY.

5 Colorful DIY Ideas! | Abbey Carpet SF
Bring a little greenery into your home with this sweet dip-dye succulent planter project.

5 Colorful DIY Ideas! | Abbey Carpet SF
Give yourself an extra little storage space with this cheerful rope hanging shelf DIY.

When we hear “monochromatic” we often think “gray scale” — but that’s not always the case! Check out these seven different spaces, and the fun and unique ways they harness the gradient of a single color to create an impact:

7 Superb Monochromatic Spaces via Abbey Carpet of SF
Okay, well this room may incorporate some white into the palette, but against that clean backdrop, the varying tones of red create a vibrant and warm energy.

7 Superb Monochromatic Spaces via Abbey Carpet of SF
This pink living room may not be for the faint of heart, but it is certainly vibrant and has a kind of energetic and luxurious feel!

7 Superb Monochromatic Spaces via Abbey Carpet of SF
For a more soothing pink hued monochrome, take a cue from Martha Stewart’s peach living room!

7 Superb Monochromatic Spaces via Abbey Carpet of SF
This funky kitchen plays with color by simultaneously matching and mismatching different blues.

7 Superb Monochromatic Spaces via Abbey Carpet of SF
The blues in this bedroom are used more evenly, which creates a soft, calming effect.

7 Superb Monochromatic Spaces via Abbey Carpet of SF
Minty walls, couches and floors, augmented with a teensy bit of warm yellow-golds!

7 Superb Monochromatic Spaces via Abbey Carpet of SF
We love the retro vibes of this immersive emerald sitting room.

Summertime means more entertaining, and we all know that first impressions are lasting. Greeting your summer guest with a bright and inviting entryway can make all the difference — here’s some inspiration from around the web:

Bright & Inviting Entryways via Abbey Carpet of SF
Serene and simple, this entryway uses bright whites, soft blues and natural elements to create a comfortable and relaxed look.

Bright & Inviting Entryways via Abbey Carpet of SF
Still simple but with a bold burst of color, this doorway makes a statement.

Bright & Inviting Entryways via Abbey Carpet of SF
This eclectic entryway has a little bit of everything, a wonderful introduction to playful, whimsical home.

Bright & Inviting Entryways via Abbey Carpet of SF
This entryway packs a punch but keeps the color palette simple to avoid looking cluttered.

Bright & Inviting Entryways via Abbey Carpet of SF
Simple but not boring, this entry focuses on some bigger art pieces and adds some pizazz with a fun little rug.

 

What does your entryway look like?

We’re in a playful mood, and we’ve been checking out unusual walls  — funky wall paper, bold colors, wild patterns. Here are some of our faves:

Wacky wonderful walls via Abbey Carpet of SF
Peachy stripes

Wacky wonderful walls via Abbey Carpet of SF
Busy browns

Wacky wonderful walls via Abbey Carpet of SF
Red tree partial wall paper…

Wacky wonderful walls via Abbey Carpet of SF
Bold black and white geometric walls…

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Black and white map wall

Wacky wonderful walls via Abbey Carpet of SF
Royal looking greens and golds with an eclectic collage

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Watercolor wall…

Wacky wonderful walls via Abbey Carpet of SF
Gorgeous teal ombre

Wacky wonderful walls via Abbey Carpet of SF
Simple but fun black and white polka dots

Wacky wonderful walls via Abbey Carpet of SF
DIY washi tape accent wall…

Wacky wonderful walls via Abbey Carpet of SF
World map wall…

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Nautical blue and white…

Wacky wonderful walls via Abbey Carpet of SF
Playful emerald animal silhouette wall paper…


Dark paint can be intimidating, but in the right rooms, dark walls can create a dramatic backdrop that can help you achieve a striking and unique look. Here are some examples.

Dark Walls via Abbey Carpet of SF
1. The bright, eclectic art and furniture in this living room keep the space feeling bright and spacious.

Dark Walls via Abbey Carpet of SF
2. Bright curtains and carpeting keep this room feeling airy. The dark colors really allow the accent colors to pop.

Dark Walls via Abbey Carpet of SF
3. Dark walls can be great in cozy spaces like dens and libraries.

Dark Walls via Abbey Carpet of SF
4. Dark walls can also create a simple backdrop for creative/work spaces.

Dark Walls via Abbey Carpet of SF
5. Dark colors can make a soothing base for bedrooms. The light wood accents in this room give it a nice contrast.

Dark Walls via Abbey Carpet of SF
6. Here’s a simple example of dark walls, wood, and light linens working well together.

Dark Walls via Abbey Carpet of SF
7. Incorporating a dark wall can create a really sleek kitchen look…

Dark Walls via Abbey Carpet of SF
8. And can look great in the dining room, too, again paired with white and wood.

Dark Walls via Abbey Carpet of SF
9. Even adding a single dark wall as an unexpected accent can add some flair.

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Fall is finally upon us, and as the leaves change color it can be fun to work the seasonal changes into your decor. Here are some fun uses of autumnal oranges found around the web:

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This orange accent chair adds a lot to a otherwise fairy neutral space, working with the wall art to give the space some great warmth. Source: Tobi Fairley

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Pairing orange with it’s opposite creates a palette that really pops, as in this bold turquoise and orange space.

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If you’re going for a more subtle look, add a splash of orange to a cooler, more neutral space, like this gray and white bedroom. Source: Danielle Hirsch.

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Orange is a great way to brighten up shared spaces like this simple, contemporary dining area. Source: J. Ingerstedt.

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And it can also add some vibrance to a more muted, rustic space. Source: Analog|Dialog

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All you need is a little, especially if you’re willing to play with asymmetry and mismatched pieces like this sleek dining room! Source: AD

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Here’s a bold pattern from the showroom — it wouldn’t work in every space, but it’s certainly unique!

What do you think?

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With so many fun patterns and great colors, it’s impossible to pick a favorite rug!

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Pick a bold, bright rug to ad a vibrant POP to your space!

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Add some texture to your space with these pieces from Hereford Imports, made from high quality materials. You’ve got to get your hands on these samples!