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How to use Pantone’s 2017 Color of the Year in your home

Decorating with Pantone's Color of the Year

Bree here, from Home Zone Furniture.

To celebrate the start of 2017, invite the outdoors in with Pantone’s newly announced Color of the Year, Greenery. Known as “nature’s neutral,” Greenery is at once a zesty attention-catcher and an earthy, grounding tone.

Sprinkle Greenery throughout your home in small or large doses to bring the refreshing beauty of nature inside during 2017 and beyond. Of course, there’s no limit to the number of ways you could incorporate the shade du jour into your home decor, but these are some of the ideas I look forward to trying!

Front door

Have a wooden door? Make a stylish statement this year by painting your front door with Greenery. Not only will this bright, happy color make your home stand out, but it will emphasize the green hues in your landscaping, too. It’s no secret that color has a huge impact on us, so just imagine the positive effects this cheerful shade will have on your mood as you walk across the threshold every day.

Ceramics

If you’re cautious about incorporating a new color into your decor, picking up a few ceramics in Greenery is an easy way to experiment. Outside, place pots by your front or back door and fill them with overflowing vines. You’ll love the way the green pots enhance your plants! Inside, try green appetizer or dinner plates to bring just the right amount of green to your dinner table — no salad required!

Throw pillows

Give your living room a burst of energy with a few Greenery throw pillows. I tend to swap out throw pillows depending on the season, but you’ll find that this shade of green will last you all year. To take it from January to December, simply add in other pillows, blankets or decorative details in complementary colors as the seasons change.

Accent wall

Make an impact on your home by painting an accent wall or a small space with Greenery. When it comes to this bright, fresh shade, you’ll see that a little goes a long way. Paint a wall in the guest bedroom so your guests can arrive and wake up in a energetic, revitalizing space. To see Greenery more regularly, paint your entryway or mudroom in this trendy hue. I can’t imagine a more seamless color transition from the outdoors in!

Green thumb

Last, but certainly not least, incorporate Pantone’s chosen color into your home with authentic greenery. From the living room to the library, try a combination of hanging and potted plants for a true natural element. Many houseplants, from succulents to devil’s ivy, not only add some refreshing, Pantone-approved color to your interior, but they purify the air as well.

What are your thoughts on the 2017 Pantone Color of the Year?

Bree

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New Year’s resolutions for your home

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Bree here, from Home Zone Furniture.

It’s hard to believe, but 2017 is right around the corner! Don’t forget to make some New Year’s resolutions before the clock strikes midnight. While goals such as “go to the gym” and “eat better” are classic contenders, you might consider making a few resolutions for your home, too.

These are the six home resolutions I’m putting into motion for an organized, restful and adventurous new year!

Try new styles

Commit to trying a new style in your home this year. Whether you’re incorporating a single piece or going with a whole new furniture suite, experimenting with a style you’re not familiar with could help you discover something you love! If you haven’t already, try a sectional in your living room for expansive, comfortable seating, a rustic-inspired bedroom set for a cozy, cabin feel or a traditional dining room collection for elegant dinner parties.

Clear the clutter

Make a resolution to keep your home clutter-free. To take on this challenge, you’ll first need to invest in the right storage solution to hold all your odds and ends. Once you’ve determined the amount of space you can allot to a catch-all piece of furniture, consider what you’ll need it to hold on a daily basis. Do you need deep drawers for blankets or shallow drawers for TV accoutrements? Are surfaces to display framed pictures or knickknacks important? Once you’ve thought through these variables, take a look at our cabinets, buffets and chests to find the perfect storage solution for you.

Get more sleep

Is “get more sleep” on your list of resolutions? Mine, too. In order to make that goal completely attainable, you may need a new mattress. Mattresses need to be replaced every seven to 10 years for a variety of reasons. If you find yourself consistently waking up with an aching back and shoulders, it’s most likely because your mattress no longer supports you the way it used to. Whether you’re looking for an adjustable, memory foam or classic spring mattress, you’ll find one to suit your individual needs at Home Zone Furniture.

Be adventurous

In the new year, challenge yourself to be adventurous with color and patterns. It’s amazing how a simple pop of color here and there can brighten your mood and add dimension to your space. If you gravitate towards neutrals, mix it up with dusky blue, sunshine yellow or pastel pink. If your interiors are ruled by bright colors, experiment with neutrals or bold patterns. To incorporate a new color into your home, try something temporary, like a throw pillow or curtains. If you’re feeling bold, try painting a central wall or adding a fun accent chair.

Get organized

Whether you have a designated home office or not, it’s important to have a functional place in your home to stay organized. Even if this isn’t where you log your 8-hour work day, it’s a great place to organize bills and keep a family calendar. For anyone who hasn’t put this organizational tactic into use yet, the new year is a great time to start the habit. To put together this organization center, start with a desk that doesn’t take up much space, a comfortable chair and a desk lamp.

Entertain more

The festivities don’t have to end with the holidays! Make a resolution to entertain more in the new year. To do so, you’ll need to spruce up your dining room and any other entertaining spaces in your home with the appropriate furniture and home accessories. Consider a bar cart, bar stools for the kitchen, a new dining room set, a set of chairs to comfortably seat your guests or a server to hold extra dishes.

Happy new year!

Bree