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Flower Power: The Botanical Wallpaper Trend Taking the Design World by Storm

Spring has sprung outside—and it’s also blossoming inside with a fun and bold botanical trend. Floral and botanical wallpaper is having a MOMENT in the interior design world. Biophilic design hit the top trends list in 2021 and continues to go strong, so it makes sense that botanical wallpaper is trending, as it’s a great way to incorporate biophilic elements into your home design and bring the outside in.

Floral and plant prints can help exemplify a variety of design styles—from classic formal and traditional to retro-inspired and contemporary looks. It all depends on the scale, colors, and style of the florals you choose.

While there are endless options out there for floral and botanical wallpaper prints, our designers have picked out their top 10 favorite botanical wallpaper designs. Keep scrolling to see these prints in action!

1. A Bold Vintage Aesthetic

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If you’re looking for a classic and timeless botanical wallpaper design, this is it. The dense design of this wallpaper, with the bird and botanical motif, is filled with details and colors that captivate the eye, infusing the room with energy and delight. Vintage-inspired and artistic, we love how this design acts almost like a piece of large-scale art in this room.

The Wallpaper: Strawberry Thief by Morris & Co.

This wallpaper pattern is perfect for…

Modern traditional spaces where you want to make a big visual statement. The design is definitely vintage-inspired, but the somewhat eclectic nature of the pattern gives it a more modern vibe.

2. A Walk in the Garden

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This botanical wallpaper design brings to mind a calming stroll through an English garden, among flowering trees and chirping birds. A delicate pattern, it works well when paired with solid colors. In this space, we pulled the greens from the wallpaper for the paint on the lower half of the walls and trim. The result is a refreshing, welcoming bedroom design.

The Wallpaper: Eugen Oat by Sandberg

This wallpaper pattern is perfect for…

Bedrooms, dining rooms, and home offices, where you want to add a traditional-but-unique design element.

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3. When Life Gives You Lemons

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Want to add a delightfully fresh and spring-like feel to your space? Give this cheerful lemon-print wallpaper a try! This is a great example of a botanical wallpaper that’s not a floral print. After all, botanicals can reference any type of plant, not just flowers! We love that this lemon print has a watercolor quality to it and that it incorporates leaves and branches as well as lemons for a more dynamic pattern.

The Wallpaper: Lemon Tree by Morris & Co.

This wallpaper pattern is perfect for…

Breakfast nooks, kitchens, or really any sun-filled space where you want to add a dose of cheer! This light-hearted pattern is perfect for classic and eclectic design styles.

4. Vintage, But Make it Moody

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This wallpaper is a great way to combine two trends: botanical wallpaper and moody spring colors. This ornate vintage-inspired pattern features a high-contrast navy and white palette that has a bold appeal. We love the way it makes this bedroom feel moody and cozy, adding the perfect dose of character and charm to the space.

The Wallpaper: Pure Strawberry Thief by Morris & Co.

This wallpaper pattern is perfect for…

Classic and traditional spaces, particularly bedrooms and powder rooms. The flowers and birds in the print create a very classical feel—but when paired with modern forms and natural materials it can also create a delightfully eclectic look!

5. Butterfly in the Sky

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Butterflies are a common addition to botanical motifs. The colorful butterflies take center stage in this pattern, while the delicate flower and leaf patterns, illustrated in gold, take a back seat. The result is a soft and whimsical design. We love that it’s a simple pattern—but with bright pops of color.

The Wallpaper: Papillon by York Wallcoverings via Anthropologie

This wallpaper pattern is perfect for…

Adding a classic and youthful touch to any space. It’s obviously beautiful in this Regency-inspired bedroom—but it would also be a great addition to a kids bedroom or bathroom.

6. Modern Chinoiserie

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This whimsical wallpaper has classical chinoiserie vibes, with the fruit and flowering trees in the design creating a spring and summer feel! We love that this design has a delicate, hand-painted feel to it that makes it feel very custom and high-end.

The Wallpaper: Blossom Chinoiserie Grasscloth Mural by Anthropologie

This wallpaper pattern is perfect for…

Large walls. This is a colorful pattern, but it has a lot of negative space, making it great for larger applications, particularly in a classic formal space.

7. Best Fronds

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Made by Swedish wallpaper designers, this nature-inspired wallpaper features a classic Scandinavian motif with a variety of ferns. This pattern offers another take on botanical wallpaper that we love: leafy greens with ferns galore! The simple color palette keeps it visually clean and approachable, and it’s a perfect way to compliment sage green millwork, like in the bedroom above.

The Wallpaper: Herbal Moss by Borstapeter via Anthropologie

This wallpaper pattern is perfect for…

Classic and traditional-style spaces that have a grounded, earthy aesthetic. It’s a great pattern for a full-room application (vs. just an accent wall) because of the way the pattern is a bit more spaced out, with more white space in the background.

8. Mid-Century Whimsy

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Design a space with retro flair with this whimsical, oversized botanical wallpaper. The combination of the playful botanicals and muted pastels gives this design a very 60s vibe, which is a fun way to give any room an extra dose of personality.

The Wallpaper: Humming Marsh by Anthropologie

This wallpaper pattern is perfect for…

Accent walls in eclectic and boho spaces where you want to add a bold, playful element to the overall design.

9. Traditional Neutrals

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We love the neutral-on-neutral design of this botanical wallpaper. The low-contrast pattern offers a sense of calm, despite the busy pattern. And how cute are those acorns sprinkled in among the oak leaves? This wallpaper pattern has a true nature-inspired vibe that feels warm and welcoming.

The Wallpaper: Pure Acorn by Morris & Co.

This wallpaper pattern is perfect for…

Traditional-inspired spaces where you want some added visual interest without it being too “loud.” This neutral-toned pattern strikes the perfect balance, adding visual appeal while keeping things neutral. It’s a great choice for dining rooms and home offices.

10. Underwater Adventures

Aquatic themed botanical wallpaper

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Not all botanical designs are made up of land plants, as this underwater-inspired botanical wallpaper proves. With its deep blue and orange color palette, this bold, high-contrast pattern adds a ton of visual depth to any space it’s in (especially with the blue-on-blue tonality). The goldfish add a fun, quirky touch to this wallpaper design!

The Wallpaper: Ocean Reverie by Anthropologie

This wallpaper pattern is perfect for…

Eclectic and boho spaces. Because of the goldfish motif in this wallpaper design, we love the idea of using it in a bathroom—but it’s also great for a boho bedroom, as you can see in the design above!

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8 Unexpected Black and Gold Bedroom Designs

Trend alert! Black and gold, as a color combo, is having a major moment in interior design. There’s something vintage-inspired and glamorous about this color combination—harkening back to the original Art Deco era and later reemerging in 1980s decor. Since both of these retro styles are making a comeback, it’s no wonder that the popularity of black and gold is right on its heels.

While you can use this color combination in any room of your home, one place we particularly love to see it is in bedrooms. With the moodiness of black and decadence of gold, together they can transform any bedroom into a luxurious getaway. The glam design ideas just start pouring in!

But there’s not just one way to style these colors—and it’s not all vintage glam. In fact, there are variations of this color combo that are anything from rustic and traditional to ultra-modern and eclectic. Want to see some of our favorite ways to style a black and gold bedroom? We designed 8 bedrooms with black and gold themes to show you how to nail this color combo.

1. Modern Glam

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Let’s start with something expected—black and gold in a glamorous space, punctuated with animal print decor. Since black and gold are staple colors in glam design, this is the look that is easy to pull together. Paired with no other color but white, this high-contrast color palette gives a bedroom a sense of luxury. And by opting for clean-lined furniture, like we did in the room above, the space feels modern rather than “Old Hollywood.” To make this glam color palette really sing, use gold decorations with metallic finishes (rather than matte) to add extra glitz and shine! And there you have it: a modern glam retreat.

2. Rustic Sophistication

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The combination of mustard yellow and weathered iron result in a sophisticated look that’s a twist on a black and gold theme. It’s perfect for traditional and rustic spaces, since mustard yellow adds an earthy, grounded feel to a space. The use of wrought iron bedroom furniture—like the bed pictured above—beautifully contrasts with the yellow tones. Weathered wood is a nice compliment to mustard and iron, helping drive home a rustic style.

3. 80s Mod

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A classic twist on black and gold, swapping out gold for tan creates a bedroom with gentle contrast and warmth—offering a more timeless and approachable look. The black touches in this neutral space add bursts of contrast, while the golden tan accents add a soothing and serene feel. Curved furniture, when paired with a black and tan palette, gives a mod 80s vibe to this space. (Not the 80s glam you might expect from a black and gold bedroom!)

4. Classical with an Edge

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Now here’s a fun black and gold bedroom. This space definitely has a classic glam feel—but it’s not straightforward glam. Instead, it mixes in different styles (classic, modern, and traditional, to name a few), making it feel eclectic and lively. As a wall color, the black makes a major statement, giving this design some moody edge. But opting for a cheerful yellow rather than shiny gold bedroom accessories and decor makes this space feel more approachable. (But still very classic and sophisticated.)

 

5. Industrial, But Make it Modern

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This take on a black and gold bedroom leads with natural materials, modern shapes, and industrial finishes. Using neutrals as a base for the room’s design, black and gold (and some shades of dark gray) are then layered in as accents. A dimensional look is created by using black and gold as moments of contrast to the neutrals and natural materials in this industrial modern space. And it’s not just the chair that’s golden-yellow. There is also gold in the rug and wallpaper design!

6. Earthy Comfort

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Green offers a perfect compliment to a black and gold color palette. And the addition of this color creates a more rustic, comfortable vibe, since green helps break up the austerity of a black and gold palette. This rustic transitional bedroom is cozy and homey, with earthy tones of deep yellow-gold, weathered black, and earthy green. For this take on a black and gold bedroom, use a more golden tone of yellow with sage or dark green so that it feels earthy and not too high-contrast.

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7. Très Chic

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An super chic way to bring a black and gold color palette to life? Make it secondary to the main color palette. White and pink (or light blue) are perfect ways to set the tone for a modern, elegant bedroom—with black and gold simply being accent colors. By using pink and white as the foundation of a glam black and gold bedroom, you get a softer, more feminine space. In this room, the use of black in the patterned wallpaper adds just enough contrast and texture to make this space pop—the perfect backdrop for a pink chanel-tufted bed. The gold comes in through both brass and gold bedroom accessories. The furniture and decor shapes, along with the spotted wallpaper and faux fur accents drive home a decidedly opulent—but super sweet—glam bedroom design.

8. Rustic Industrial

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Industrial style uses a lot of black in raw materials, like metal furniture and accents. And it just so happens that a rusic hide rug is the perfect compliment to industrial metals—while also being a subtle way to incorporate some gold into your bedroom. Golden-tan cowhide offers a more natural take on gold that feels down-to-earth. And it’s perfect proof that you can use natural materials to incorporate this color palette into your space!

What’s your favorite take on a black and gold color palette? Are you all about embracing the glamorous nature of this combo? Or do you like a more down-to-earth and rustic approach? We’d love to hear your thoughts!

And if you’re looking for more bedroom design ideas, check out our blog post on the best bedroom paint colors! Not sold on a black and gold color palette? Read our post on how to choose a color palette to find your perfect match!

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Color Guide: Designer Tips for Decorating With Jewel Tones

If you’re one of those people who prefers big washes of color to an all-neutral room with neutral paint colors, you might want to check out jewel tones. Jewel-toned colors are deeply saturated hues that tend to be named after gemstones. Think: emerald green, sapphire blue, ruby red, amethyst purple, citrine yellow. Gold—as a color and a finish—can also fall into this color family and complements jewel tones beautifully. In interior design, these colors add richness to your space.

What Decor Style Goes Best With Jewel Tones?

Many people may associate jewel tones with a specific design style—say, glam or transitional. But they’re actually much more free-flowing and multifaceted than that. You can take them in a lot of different directions and use them with many different design styles, as well as with other color families.

How Do I Decorate With Jewel Tones?

When decorating with jewel tones, it’s important to decide on a base color to help ground the space, then work around that color with accents of jewel tones. Consider finishes, fabrics, and tones within the space to help guide your use of jewel tone colors. For example, if you’re going for a warmer palette, try incorporating more yellows, golds, and reds, along with gold or brass finishes. For a cooler palette, opt for emerald greens or sapphire blues, with silver finishes.

Tips For Designing With Jewel Tone Decor

There are so many different ways you can decorate with jewel tones in your home—though fall and winter are actually a great time to try them out, as their saturated tones really suit the colder seasons. (But don’t worry, they work in your home year-round!) Keep reading for some stunning jewel tone color scheme design ideas, along with our best tips on the many ways you can decorate with jewel tones.

Jewel tone decor1. Go High-Contrast

If you love bold colored rooms, go high-contrast with a mix of jewel tones. Mustard and amethyst make for a perfect color combination that also creates a lot of contrast in the space (as evidenced by this wall and sofa combo). The addition of the rug adds playful vibrance to what might otherwise be a very stately space.

This is not a subtle look; rather, this room is a great example of a whole room being saturated in jewel tones—from the wall to the sofa and rug. It’s definitely a more maximalist approach to the application of jewel tones in color.

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Jewel tone decor2. Make A Statement

You don’t have to paint your whole room in order to incorporate jewel tones. In fact, even a single pop of a jewel tone in an otherwise neutral space can make a major style statement. Jewel toned decor or accent furniture—like pillows, ottomans, wall art, and tabletop decor—are a great way to bring in those colors. This room displays that more subtle take on jewel tones, with just one big pop that is echoed in other small moments throughout the space. This subtle decor supplements the main piece of the room, the ottoman. (Check out our guide to decorating with white for more ways to bring this type of look to life.)

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Jewel tone decor3. Tone It Down

Another way to bring jewel tone interiors to life? Go more subtle in jewel tones with toned down shades like pale reds and greens. However, it’s important to still use a bold jewel tone on the wall or through a sofa or rug to help ground the look. Without this high-contrast, darker element, the toned down jewel tones can easily take on a pastel look, which would really change the vibe. But against a rich, intense jewel tone—like with the wall above—the colors read more like jewel tones. Textures also help the toned down shades read more jewel tones. The velvet materials give off a more luxe vibe, which aligns with jewel tones. On the other hand, if the furniture were in a cotton weave or linen, the colors would read a bit differently.

Overall, this is a great approach for someone who’s on the fence about jewel tones, or even someone who likes pastels or lighter, earthier colors, but wants to glam it up a bit with some high contrast and golds.

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Jewel tone decor4. Embrace Repetition

Drive home your bold color scheme through repetition of jewel tones. In this room, we used a deep ruby red paint color, and repeated that in accents throughout the space—both in the rug and the wall baskets. This creates a compositional repetition of colors. This is a great way to approach a more eclectic take on jewel tones (proof that this color scheme doesn’t always have to be paired with glam or transitional styles). Here, the deep red tones rule the look and pairs beautifully with rustic wood tones and natural materials. When applying jewel tones to an eclectic style, grounding it in the natural materials of the space helps balance out the look.

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Jewel tone decor5. Make Sure Metals Are in the Same Color Family

Metallic finishes are a perfect pairing to a more glam take on jewel tones. However, when using metallic finishes, make sure your metals are all in the same family, or at least complementary. In this room, you’ll notice gold finishes throughout, and they all have the same color tone and finish to them. (They’re matte gold, rather than ultra shiny. You can go either way, but you just want those finishes to be uniform throughout a space.) However, you’ll also notice a pair of black iron side tables in the corner—proof that you certainly can mix metals. You just want to make sure there is a dominant metal in the space, like gold is here.

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Jewel tone decor6. Mix Up Your Textures

When decorating with jewel tones, you can have a lot of fun mixing textures within your space. Consider throw pillows: you could choose a chunky knit pillow, next to a velvet pillow of the same color—but the different materials and textures add a ton of depth to the look. Another texture to mix into the look? Leather. It makes a perfect backdrop for these vibrant, saturated hues while also adding organic warmth, which is where jewel tones thrive.

This room portrays another eclectic approach to jewel tones. This room is earthy and natural—in fact, earth tones have the main stage in this look, while jewel tones are more supportive. Just remember: when mixing textures and colors, just make sure the colors you’re using are either the same shade or color family, so they’re complementary rather than competing for attention.

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Color Coordinated: The Best Color Schemes for Home Offices

We’ve all had those days in the past couple of months—feeling endlessly distracted and having an impossible time concentrating. The deadlines don’t stop, but it feels like our focus has all but disappeared! Don’t worry, you’re not crazy. We all have those struggle days!

Did you know that color can actually play a huge role in productivity? So, when thinking of home office design ideas, it’s important to not just consider the furniture but also your office paint colors!

There are so many routes you can go with home office color schemes that will help inspire productivity. So, we’ve rounded up our 11 best home office color schemes that will get you inspired, motivated, and ready to tackle any deadline that comes your way. Keep reading to discover the best home office colors for productivity! (As a bonus, they may also give you some fun home office layout ideas!)

Green and Gold

Green is the easiest color on the eye—so it’s good for those who work long hours! It’s a color of balance, harmony, nature, and restoration. And who doesn’t need a little more of all that in their work life?? This soothing color is great for adding a natural, organic feel to your home office. And pairing it with gold, like in the office pictured above, adds fun, glam contrast to an otherwise organic office space.

How to incorporate green into your home office:

In terms of office paint colors, a soft green is one of the best office colors. So, paint the walls a soothing shade of green, and then don’t be afraid to add a monochromatic element by going for a green office chair or other piece of furniture. Add artwork, decor, or office accessories with pops of green. Perhaps opt for an area rug that features green in the color scheme. And, of course, add in some natural greenery with plants! Remember, green pairs well with natural wood tones and other earth tones, so for desks or shelving, opt for wood pieces.

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Breezy Blue

Blue is the color of intelligence, trust, logic, communication, and efficiency. So, it’s a really great color for an office space where constant focus is needed! The light blue shade pictured above is inspired by water and is super soothing—perfect for a home office. But there are so many shades of blue you can incorporate into your space! We’d just recommend avoiding cobalt or super saturated blues which can be straining to the eye, especially when looking at a screen.

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How to incorporate blue into your home office:

Breezy blues pair really well with neutrals and whites, as well as wood tones—making it another one of the best office colors out there. Consider painting all the walls a pale blue to set the tone. It’s not an overpowering color, so good for an all-over wall color versus an accent wall. Then, add blue artwork, a rug with varied shades of blue, along with blue and white decor on your bookcase.

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Dark & Moody

Greys and black are serious, creating a sense of both studiousness and drama. While a color scheme of greys and blacks is rather dark and moody, it’s actually a great palette for offices where serious work takes place and you’re handling important matters!

How to incorporate dark and moody colors into your home office:

Grey and black offices can look very sleek and masculine—so they’re great for those with minimalist and modern styles, who appreciate a dose of drama. To begin with, make sure you vary the shades of grey used to create a sense of nuanced depth in the space. Grey and black need balance, otherwise you’ll create a home office that feels depressing and dull. So, add pops of white, metallic finishes, and wood for contrast. And make sure you allow plenty of natural light in your office space, along with a few plants to add a lively pop of greenery.

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Preppy Peach

Hues of pink—like a preppy peach, soft blush, or rose petal—encourage feelings of positivity and whimsy. They give off youthful and energetic vibes. This color family can evoke happiness in a space—making it great for the home office of those who do creative work.

How to incorporate peach into your home office:

A pink color palette is great for glam, mid-century, and eclectic spaces. The key to pink is using different hues of pink throughout the space to create more depth—like a mix of peach or coral with blush or millennial pink. Accent shades of pink with neutrals (especially bright whites), along with furniture that has a lighter, airier feeling. So, no dense, heavy furniture here! Pink is feminine in nature, so add florals and softer decorative elements to compliment a pink home office.

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High Contrast Black & White

Black is a color of power and formality. White embodies simplicity and light. Together? They create a look of sophistication, style, and drama. A black and white color scheme is great for a simple office with a clean aesthetic.

How to incorporate a black and white color scheme into your home office:

A black and white palette can really be used in any style of home office, and there are many ways to bring this color scheme to life. Above, we paired white furniture against a black wall—but you could also do black furniture against a white wall. Either way, it’s a wonderfully high-contrast look. (However, if you go for a black wall, consider simply doing it as an accent wall rather than painting the whole room black!) And make sure you include black and white patterns and decorative objects in the decor as well. Then, add pops of greenery to break up the monotony of a black and white palette and to add a bit of warmth to the space.

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Warm Neutrals

Warm neutrals have a naturally calming effect. And opting for neutrals with a light yellow undertone helps promote feelings of joy, warmth, and energy. We’d say those are pretty good qualities to encourage in a work environment, don’t you think? This color palette is great for quiet work where serene solitude is key.

How to incorporate warm neutrals into your home office:

A warm neutral color scheme is ideal for a minimal home office, where you want to add a touch of warmth to minimalist style. We recommend using neutral and warm materials—like birch wood, teak, honey-colored woods, and warm metals like brass and brushed bronze. Avoid harsh contrast and make sure to take advantage of natural light in your office space. With a minimalist space, it’s important to layer in textures for visual interest—like the soft, textural rug pictured above.

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Cozy Brown

Brown is a color of simplicity, trustworthiness, warmth, and earthiness. It’s a great color palette for creating a cozy space to work. It makes your home office feel grounded and secure, so you can simply focus on getting work done.

How to incorporate cozy browns into your home office:

Cozy browns are good for rustic and traditional spaces. When going for this color scheme, incorporate lots of warm woods, leather, and earthy decor. The key is to vary the brown tones—incorporating taupes, whites, dark browns, and camel browns to avoid flatness. Adding plants to a home office like this will add that complimentary pop of natural color that goes perfectly with browns. And artwork with blues and greens also help liven up the space. In addition, warm metals—like the brass lamp pictured above—complement a color palette of cozy browns.

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Earthy Green

Earthy green is a color of hope, growth, freshness, and prosperity. Sound like characteristics you’d like to incorporate into your outlook on work?? This is a great color scheme for a home office where you want to create a sense of calm but also have serious work to get done. It’s easy on the eye, and—bonus—it also creates a great backdrop for meditation and conversation.

How to incorporate earthy greens into your home office:

Earthy green is a good color for home offices with rustic, transitional, or traditional styles. This shade of green looks good with natural, rustic wood finishes and neturals. Go for an earthy green wall—then keep the rest of your space simple. Or, if you like more color, pair it with complementary colors like yellow and different shades of green.

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Sea Foam

What do you get when you mix light blue and green? Sea foam—a charming, lighthearted color. This ocean-inspired color is easy on the eye and adds a peaceful and cheery vibe to your home office. It evokes feelings of being at the beach or on the coast, which might just put you in a headspace to focus so you can chill out and relax after work! Looking for small home office design ideas? Seafoam is a perfect subtle accent color for marking off a small space for a home office within a larger room!

How to incorporate seafoam into your home office:

Seafoam is a great color for coastal and transitional spaces, since it innately has that beachy vibe. Paint an accent wall seafoam, then pair it with neutrals and other shades of blues and greens. Natural materials, like rattan, go really well with this color as well. Keep the overall palette muted and low-contrast though—otherwise the seafoam color might start to fade out and lose its impact!

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Jewel Tones

Jewel tones are richly saturated hues. Think: sapphire blue, ruby red, amethyst purple, citrine yellow, and emerald green. They’re colors that evoke energy, power, and fun. A mix of jewel tones are great for bold personalities who exude a lot of energy when working. Too many of these colors can be a lot on the eye though, making it hard to focus—so don’t overdo it for a home office!

How to incorporate jewel tones into your home office:

This color scheme works great with glam, transitional, and eclectic styles. Rather than painting your walls a bold color, add pops of jewel tones in the decor, curtains, rug, and furniture instead. Balance out the jewel tones with neutrals and greys, along with woods and metals, for a cohesive look.

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Dark Blue

Dark blue is a peaceful and imaginative color that can help reduce stress. It can also be seen as secure and serious, making it a great color for focus and serious work. But, at the same time, it has a calming effect that balances out the serious side.

How to incorporate dark blue into your home office:

We love the idea of a dark blue wall in a home office; in our opinion it’s another one of the best office colors out there, and goes with just about any style. Just make sure you balance it out with neutrals—like white, black, and grey—and don’t overload your space with other colors. But you could add variations of other shades of blue in the art and decor, along with pops of white and greenery. Dark blue is a muted but dark color, so make sure you add lots of light to your home office to balance it out—both ambient and natural.

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5 Holiday Color Palettes We Love (That aren’t red and green)

unique holiday decor ideasThe holiday season is upon us! If you haven’t already, it’s time to break out the festive holiday decor — and feel free to get as *extra* as you like! The days between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Eve are the one time that it’s completely acceptable to layer on the glitz and glam and get cheesy festive. So we say embrace the season!

However, this year we’re shaking things up a bit. Rather than sticking with the typical reds and greens for Christmas or blues and whites for Hanukkah, we’re playing with some unexpected—but equally festive—color combos.

Want to join the fun? Keep reading for five unique and unexpected color palettes to inspire your holiday decorating.

holiday decorating1. Blush, Blue, and Gold

Blue and white is the classic color combo for Hanukkah. We wanted to warm up the palette by subbing out white for blush and gold. It still feels festive and seasonal but has a warmer and more inviting feeling while offering an unexpected twist.

Why We Love It

Gold is endlessly festive and celebratory, and the combo of blue and blush has a cozy flair. But we really love that this is a color combo that can be embraced year-round. All you have to do is add a Christmas tree, a menorah, or a few festive accents to make this color combo holiday-ready.

It’s perfect for…

Glam or classic interiors. However, if you celebrate Christmas you can even pair it with a white tree to embrace a super mod look.

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boho holiday decor2. Sage with Natural Textures

We love the idea of taking the traditional green of the holidays and diluting it down to a subtle sage. Then, pile on the natural textures! For this look, you’ll want to keep the rest of your decor in a more neutral palette so that the patterns and textures can shine.

Why We Love It

You may not think of natural textures when you think of the holidays. But they have an inherently cozy vibe, making them a perfect thing to focus in on during the holidays. When paired with sage—which is not only a lovely shade of green but an herb we love using for cooking this time of year—you have a look that feels festive and welcoming.

It’s perfect for…

Those who love a boho look year-round and don’t want to give it up for the holidays. Minimalists will also enjoy this muted and subtle holiday style.

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unique holiday decor3. Jewel Tones with Silver

This color palette is the boldest of our looks. Not only are we leaning into the festive glam of silver, but we’re turning things up a notch with the jewel tones. (Just look at those dining chairs!!)

Why We Love It

Jewel tones have a rich, luxurious feel, which is quite appropriate this time of year. Why not fully embrace the glamour of the season? Paired with silver, it takes on a playful vibe and ups the festive factor to an over-the-top level—in the best possible way.

It’s perfect for…

Classic mid-century modern lovers who want a bold and bright look. It’s also great for those who want to extend the festive spirit well into January to keep the winter blues at bay! Ah, the joys of an artificial tree…

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holiday decor ideas4. Blue, Cream, and Gold

Here’s another twist on the classic blue and white combo that’s full of winter magic. Cream lends a warmer vibe that plays extra nice with gold accents. Don’t you just want to move into this space? We went for a glamorous look here—with velvets, gold accents, and a plush sheepskin throw. Because luxe textures and materials mean an extra dose of cozy!

Why We Love It

There’s a sophisticated and chic feeling about this holiday decor color palette, but it also manages to be quite warm and inviting. We can see ourselves hosting holiday cocktail parties in this space, then turning around and snuggling up with hot cocoa and a cheesy holiday movie without skipping a beat.

It’s perfect for…

Those who appreciate a minimal, sophisticated approach to holiday decor.

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holiday color palettes5. High-Contrast Black and Gray

This is a high-contrast look that plays with patterns and textures. The many textural elements in this look add a warmth to this space that makes it extra inviting. And adding a big garland gives you some of that traditional holiday decor cheer!

Why We Love It

It’s the plush layers that make this style work and give it that cozy holiday vibe. (The pouf! The pillows! The leather chair!) This look also relies on a playful mix of patterns—from plaid to stripes and polka dots. We love that a neutral color palette allows us to embrace this mix of patterns. What results is a modern farmhouse vibe that we’re pretty sure Joanna Gaines would be proud of.

It’s perfect for…

People who love rustic and traditional styles that are approachable and cozy.

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