Thinking Pink…Seeing Red……

Pink and Red are HOT decorating trends this year! In all kinds of shades. This excites me considering pink is one of “my colors”!
I love pink and have pink in various shades and intensities all through my home. I’m not one to encourage being overly concerned about decorating trends although I do believe we should always be aware of what they are and how we can interject some bits and pieces of them into our decor without going overboard or spending lots of money. I believe our homes should be a reflection of our own personalities and styles. Our homes should evolve over time and we should select furnishings and accessories because we love them and they fit into our lifestyle. However, having said all that, adding a few accessories seasonally that reflect a touch of a current trend is a way to keep our homes fresh and interesting.


How do you interject pink and red into your home? Especially if those aren’t “your colors”? Easy…how about a piece of artwork like the canvas, shown above, that I have in my great room. My great room is mostly yellow with touches of greens, in various shades and reds and pinks in various shades. This painting reflects a bolder version of many of the colors in that room. This painting ties it all together.

Pillows are another great way to add pops of color. If selecting something in a solid pink or red is too daring for you, find pillows that have touches of those colors mixed with other colors that you already have in your room. A large vase or urn on a bookshelf or mantel is another great option. And don’t forget the impact that flowers can have in bringing a fresh look to your rooms, real or permanent. Look around and keep an open mind, you’ll be surprised at what you will find that will bring a fresh look into your rooms for the new season.

Pick up a few home magazines, check out a few websites, think outside the box and before you know it you’ll find a few unique ways to “freshen up” without changing everything or breaking the bank.

By the way…my newly pink dining room is a hit with….if can you believe it….men….I’m not kidding….almost every man, varying ages, that has visited us since the room was painted, including a cable repair guy and the furnace service guy (both young enough to be my sons) have commented (unsolicited) that they love the dining room! Who knew?

So, which is it for you? Pink? Red? or both?

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