The 5 Best Home Décor Trends We’re Adding to Cart in 2021 – Who What Wear

Like most people, I’ve spent more time at home this year than ever before and it’s pushed me to the realization that I’m craving a space of my own. So after years of living with roommates, I finally took the plunge and moved into my first solo apartment and I can already tell you that there are definite pros and cons to living alone, but one huge upside is the ability to decorate my space however I please. And you can bet that I have so many styling ideas in mind. 

As a style person, I’m always keeping an eye out for the freshest trends and while my attention is usually on fashion trends, moving into a new apartment has been the perfect opportunity to dive into the world of home décor and find my own interior design taste. My research has taken me down Pinterest rabbit holes as frequently as it’s taken me to furniture showrooms and overall I’ve pinpointed five motifs that I’m keen on decorating my new space with.

From the bouclé couch of my dreams to ’60s inspired color palettes, continue on to see the best home décor trends that I’m personally backing, read about why I’m drawn to them, and then peruse some of the furniture, art, and décor objects currently residing in my cart for each theme.


Vintage Nest transforms forgotten treasures into home d̩cor РInside NoVA

When you say vintage you are speaking of something that was valued in a different time, up to 100 years ago.  The Vintage Nest puts that value back into its unique vintage and antique finds. The shop prides itself in salvaging forgotten treasures and transforming them into functional, stylish home décor

The shop, located at 700 Sunset Lane, opened in October 2019. 

The shop was a post-career dream for owner Bonnie Shank and her husband Robert. They were both blessed with wonderful careers in teaching and healthcare, but those professions came with lots of stress. 

Upon retirement, they wanted something less stressful and decided to transform their hobby and passion into a small, personable business. They felt the idea of opening a storefront would provide personal and social connection with their customers. The first year in business came with the obstacle of COVID-19, but The Vintage Nest continued to stay connected with customers by changing the way of doing business and the shop was blessed with wonderful support. The couple agrees that The Town of Culpeper is definitely a great place to start and have a small business. 

Upon walking into The Vintage Nest, you will see not only vintage painted furniture but custom made farmhouse style furniture. Robert Shank loves anything wood and loves building the perfect piece of furniture to meet your home decor needs. The business also includes a custom painting service for your special furniture piece. The Shanks receive tremendous joy in sprucing up and transforming cherish furniture for their customers. 

Additionally, the Shanks are blessed to have multiple local artisans join their shop during its first year. The Vintage Nest currently has 15 local artisans providing their products to the shop. 

The Vintage Nest has an array of home décor and gifts from these artisans including pottery, jewelry, wooden bowls, stain glass, floral arrangements, soy candles, custom fabric items, natural wellness products, shabby chic décor, license plate décor and steel art. 

The little shop umbrellas all these wonderful local artisans to provide customers with unique, quality products. Shoppers at The Vintage Nest support multiple small businesses in Culpeper, so the Shanks hope you will stop in and shop with them in the near future. 


Home d̩cor shop opens in North Grand Forks РGrand Forks Herald

On Dec. 3, Sullivan opened Flippin’ Happy Home Decor and More, 418 N. Washington St. There she sells repurposed furniture — “flipped” to add new life and value — along with other handmade goods and crafts, and she said she hopes to bring some happiness to peoples’ homes.

“There’s a lot of give and leeway in what I do,” Sullivan told the Herald. “(There’s) just a lot of room for creativity, so that’s what the whole purpose of the store is, is trying to make new things, make old things better.”

Sullivan found the location on North Washington Street and saw that it had promise, including space to expand in the future. The shop has private space in the back for Sullivan’s large family of nine children. She keeps the area stocked with games and activities, for when they visit the store.

The shop is supplied by a group of eight “super-talented women,” who each supply different kinds of crafts and art, including furniture, painted and wood art, dishes and handsewn creations. The vendors set up vignettes in the store that, Sullivan said, form a cohesive collection of handmade items to enhance home décor. It’s her hope the community responds to her shop and the women-made products sold there.

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“We want to really make a statement with finding something that maybe didn’t have a lot of value before, or something that was more of a diamond-in-the-rough, and flipping it to bring happiness to people’s homes,” she said.

Sullivan thought her husband Duane wouldn’t be as excited about going out on her own as she was, with the tremendous amount of work it takes to start a business. After discussing her idea with him, she found he was instantly on board, and he has been supportive throughout the process.

“An opportunity came up so I just took the leap,” she said. “I’m pretty excited, and I’m feeling really great about the future.”

Flippin’ Happy Home Decor and More will be open partially during the week, from Thursday through Sunday, twice a month. When closed, people can still purchase items through the shop’s social media page or over the phone, and arrangements can be made for contactless pickup.


New Year, New Home D̩cor: belVita Breakfast Biscuits Invites You To Show Off Your Brew-mance For A Chance To Win $50,000 And A Design Consultation From Home Renovation Expert Jonathan Scott РPRNewswire

To kick off the new year, belVita Breakfast Biscuits is giving fans the chance to win $50,000 to refresh the space where they enjoy their at-home Brew-mance, including an exclusive video design consultation with none other than home renovation expert and TV personality, Jonathan Scott.

“Now that many of us have shifted to working from home full-time, we’re going to see an emphasis on comfort when it comes to renovating spaces in the new year,” said Jonathan Scott. “I’m excited to be partnering with belVita on a campaign that will bring a lucky winner more joy at home starting in 2021. Whether it’s changing the color of a room or adding some greenery, even the smallest of changes in home décor can make a big difference in feeling your best at home.”

Fans can now enter for a chance to win the Brew-mance Home Makeover by posting a picture of their Brew-mance – belVita Breakfast Biscuits and coffee! – on social media using #belVitaBrewmance and #Sweepstakes and following @belvita. Fans have until February 15 to enter online or by mail using an alternate method of entry. No purchase necessary.

“With so much going on in the world around us, we understand the importance of taking time for yourself in the mornings, like enjoying a pack of belVita Breakfast Biscuits and coffee,” said Mariama Boamah, senior brand manager at Mondelēz International. “We know people have gone to great lengths in the past year to update their homes to better fit their new everyday routines, and we want to help alleviate some of that home renovation stress in the new year. We’re excited to team up with Jonathan Scott to help bring someone’s dream Brew-mance room to life so that they can have a relaxing and inspiring space to kick off their morning routines.”

For more information about the #belVitaBrewmance sweepstakes, including details and official rules, fans can visit

belVita Breakfast Biscuits should be enjoyed as a part of a balanced breakfast with a serving of low-fat dairy and fruit.

About Mondelēz International

Mondelēz International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MDLZ) empowers people to snack right in over 150 countries around the world. With 2019 net revenues of approximately $26 billion, MDLZ is leading the future of snacking with iconic global and local brands such as OREO, belVita and LU biscuits; Cadbury Dairy Milk, Milka and Toblerone chocolate; Sour Patch Kids candy and Trident gum. Mondelēz International is a proud member of the Standard and Poor’s 500, Nasdaq 100 and Dow Jones Sustainability Index. Visit or follow the company on Twitter at

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5 Ways to Keep Winter Decor Bright

Traditionally, spring and summer corner the market on bold, bright colors, with fall and winter ushering in richer, more muted tones. However, this year’s popular colors, featured in Shutterfly’s Hottest Hues Guide, have a versatility that helps enhance decor year-round. Incorporate pops of modern color trends into everyday home accessories to warm up your house and your heart in the cool days ahead.

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1. Set a Color-filled Table

’Tis the season for holiday dinners, and your dining room table is the perfect place to fill your room with color. Saturate your tablescape with chargers, plates, placemats and napkins in festive colors. Deep reds and burgundies are not only perfect for the holidays, but they add warmth to your tablescape throughout the winter season. But don’t limit yourself to the standard red and green—get creative with color palettes as you set your table, bringing in metallic and unexpected shades for a dose of fun!

2. Patch it Together

Invite color to visit by adding seasonally inspired throw pillows or a practical and colorful quilt to your couch or bed. Think outside of your regularly colored box, and experiment with contrast to create a cozy space without committing to a color scheme.

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3. Bring the Outdoors In

Flowers lend a festive touch as well as a hint of brightness to any area. A bold spray of pink orchids or peonies can add a pleasantly surprising shock of color to a sleek neutral winter space. Just because it’s winter doesn’t mean you’re stuck with poinsettias. Pale pink is enjoying a comeback in the design world as a romantic neutral with a range of versatility—and rose quartz just happens to be one of Pantone’s colors of the year for 2016. As interior redesign specialist Wendy Wrzos says, “In fall, it can be paired with a rich brown and cream. In winter, a touch of pale pink will add a cozy warmth to a room, or be an unexpected addition to the more saturated colors.” Pick your palette from a favorite bouquet for a touch of color you already love.

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4. Live a Little Large

Bring big color to a small space by painting your laundry room a bold color for brightness you can enjoy all year round. “The laundry room is a room that gets used all the time, and it is rare to see one that has been decorated. A painted wall and a colorful rug takes no effort at all, and will cheer it up in an instant.” —Wrzos advised. Use a small, out-of-the-way area to be brave with a shade that brings you joy when you see it.

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5. Hang It Up

The artwork in a room is often a focal point and the perfect place to feature color. With a foundation of neutral furniture, flooring, and walls, art and decor accessories can take center stage. Create a canvas or three-panel piece of art from a nature-inspired vacation photo and select a matching color palette to complement your art work. If you’re looking for a more seasonal do-it-yourself option, wrap poster frame inserts in pretty wrapping paper for a temporary triptych to match your holiday decorating scheme.

Between bad weather and Daylight Savings Time, winter feels dark enough. Fill your life with brightness all year round by incorporating color in easy, unexpected ways and bring a little more boldness and brilliance into your everyday world.

About the Author

Ashley McCann shares home décor tips for She is a mom of two and enjoys reading and karaoke. For more from Ashley, you can find her on Twitter.


5 Creative Ways to Decorate Your Home for Halloween

Goblins and witches and ghosts, oh my! How many of these ghoulish creatures will you be greeting this Halloween? Hopefully you’ll have the candy and creepy (but cute) ambiance to avoid the “trick” end of “trick-or-treat!” If you haven’t yet decorated for the holiday, don’t worry. Here are five easy ideas for a “spook-tacular” home.

  1. Eerie Entranceway
    • Paint black jack-o-lantern faces on small, glass votives. Drop a flameless tealight candle in each of them and use them to decorate around your front door.
  1. Frightening Florals
    • Black calla lilies have a wonderful dark, purply color. Plant some in flower pots around your home for a gloomy look with an exotic twist.
  1. Raven’s Nest Wreath
    • Remember last year when you weren’t as prepared for Halloween? Nevermore. Grab a twig wreath from your local craft store and place a faux black bird in the middle.
  1. Black Cat Pumpkins
    • Paint two pumpkins, one smaller and one larger, all black. Stack the smaller one on top of the other, and add eyes, a nose, and whiskers. Add cat ears cut from card stock and stand back! You won’t want these bad boys crossing your path.
  1. Mummified Glassware
    • Whether you’re serving up a glass of pumpkin flavored punch or a dish of fun sized candy bars, dress up your glassware to match the mood. Tape gauze to the bottom of the cup and wrap upwards, tucking in an end piece at the top to secure it.

With decorations like these, you just might have trick-or-treaters flocking to your home—if they’re not too scared, that is!


Be My Guest: How to Get Your Home Guest-Ready in 15 Minutes

Anticipating some last-minute company? While you may not have time to scrub down the house, some simple tricks of the trade will make it look like you did. Prepare your home for the unexpected—even if the unexpected is your mother-in-law inviting herself over for dinner.

Take a whiff:

Burning a few candles around the abode will not only brighten up the space, but it will also upgrade the usual aromas of your home. Light up a rich Mahogany Teakwood in the den, or perhaps indulge your guests’ senses with a fresh Vanilla Bean scent in the kitchen.

Pillow talk:

Upgrade your low-key loveseats and couches with hints of color. Take decorative pillows and throws out of the closet and add them as accents to the coziest spots. Be sure to fluff them, and then watch as everyone sits back and relaxes.

Reduce, reduce, reduce:

Having a magazine or book at arms’ reach in every room may be convenient, but there are stylish ways to hide them away. Minimize your reading materials clutter by stashing them in a basket or bin. It instantly improves the ambiance of your living space.

Show off your green thumb:

Pick out a simple bouquet from your garden and proudly display it on the dinner table. Also, swap out the run-of-the-mill vase with an empty wine bottle to highlight your creativity and charming style.

Feng shui the space:

If you haven’t moved your couch since it was first delivered, now’s the perfect chance to rearrange and harmonize the room. Even the simple act of angling your furniture a few inches can make each living space look brand new.

Throw it down:

Every room needs an anchor—and for those who are missing one, a bright throw rug brings the space together.


7 Inexpensive Home Décor Ideas

From DIY message boards to homemade clocks, there’s a lot you can do to improve your home décor cost-effectively. Here are just 7 great ideas to spruce up your home. 


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March 29, 2019

lemons, limes, oranges, or a mixture.


We love these unique placements for your kids: Buy an inexpensive or secondhand picture book, then pull out the pages and laminate them using laminating paper you can find at office supply stores. They’re waterproof, original, and cheaper than store-bought placemats.

Framed Napkins

For an easy, inexpensive decoration that looks great in any room, frame cloth napkins. Use family heirlooms, or find some beautiful designs suitable for framing at stores like World Market, Pier 1, or Target. Place them in some square frames and hang them in a row.

Homemade Message Board

Need a place to write notes for your family? Make a cabinet door scribble-friendly by painting it in either blackboard or magnetic paint. That way, you and your kids can use chalk to write on the “blackboard” or attach notes with magnets. Alternatively, hang cork tiles for a handy tack-on message board.

Plastic Cup String Lanterns

Here’s a creative decorating project for kids and adults like: You’ll need string lights, plastic cups, and various art supplies. First, decorate the plastic cups with colored markers, paints, glitter, googly eyes, or any other fun embellishments you can find at a craft store. Then, poke one light bulb into the bottom of each cup, so the light illuminates the cup from the inside. You’ll have a beautiful string of lanterns to hang in the playroom, a kid’s bedroom, the living room, hallway, or along a staircase.

Olde Time Idea

Make apothecary-style jars by gluing dollar-store glasses on top of candlestick holders. Use them in the bathroom to hold supplies like cotton balls, or decorate an end table with a few different styles. They’ll look just as good as the expensive kind without costing you a lot.


An easy way to add custom knick-knacks to your home is to buy clock mechanisms from your hardware store. These do-it-yourself clocks are just the hands and the motor, and allow you to add them to household items, turning them into clocks. Add them to tins, plates, photos with a cardboard backing, or just about anything else in your home. All it takes is a little creativity!

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