Incorporate the March Flower Daffodil Colors in your Life

Daffodils

As March has just began, we look towards the cheerful yellow daffodils to signal that spring is arriving. Daffodils are March’s official birth flower because they are one of the first flowers to bloom in the springtime. They have become the unofficial symbol of rebirth to show that winter is nearing its end.

The most common color for daffodils is, of course, yellow. However, daffodil flowers also can come with accents of white, orange, and pink. These are all colors that go well with the yellow base.

Yellow is a vibrant and cheerful color that is perfect to add to your life to your wardrobe, home, and office. Here are some ways to brighten up your mood with the daffodil colors.

Indoors

Yellow Living Room

The first thing you will want to do is to open up the windows and allow the sunshine into your home. Natural light will brighten up your rooms, and the fresh air will make you feel alive. Buy a bouquet of daffodils and place it in A Peaceful Bomb Vase. This vase also makes a statement about peace, which goes hand in hand with the life that daffodils bring. This is the perfect centerpiece for your dining room or living room table.

A Peaceful Bomb Vase
Yellow is an incredibly vibrant color, so you want to make sure you are not overdoing it. Having strong accents such as a painting or light fixture can be an excellent way to subtly bring in yellow. Yellow goes very well with light grays, light browns and white, and a pale yellow works nicely with other pastel colors. Of course, if you are daring, you can always go all in and paint your walls and furniture yellow. This automatically brightens up the whole room and can make it feel larger than it is.  

Outdoors

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Place daffodil plants next to your doormat as a welcoming gesture to your guests and neighbors. You can put the flowers in this nice Greens Cube. The Greens Cube is designed to go both indoors or outdoors, so after March you can exchange them for other flowers or plants. Another great asset of the Greens Cube is it has an overflow tray to catch excess water, so you never have to worry about making a mess.

Verdo Stainless Steel Watering Can

Spring is the perfect time to spice up your garden. Whether you decide to grow your daffodils or other greenery, a garden growing with new life is the perfect way to experience spring. Consider this VERDO Watering Can as both a decoration to symbolize regrowth and for practical use to water your flower and plants.

Do you like springtime daffodils? Are you planning to incorporate them into your home this March?

 

How To Use The March Birthstone Color Aquamarine In Your Home

Aquamarine is the birthstone color for March and has a vibrant, rich color that matches the springtime feel. It is the perfect color to accent your home in as you get ready for the flowers to blossom. Aquamarine is also great because the color can range from light to dark and you can mix and match.

Here a few ways you can bring the March birthstone color into your home.

Living Room     

Living Room

Aquamarine brightens up your living room and makes it an excellent place to entertain guests and family. An easy way to add this month’s birthstone color to your home is through changing the pillow coverings or adding a rug and curtains.

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You can also focus on wall and table decorations such as picture frames, or this Aurora Borealis themed Sand Picture Movie. It is not only relaxing but will help your home feel sophisticated.

Kitchen

Spring Color Kitchen

Brighten up your kitchen with shades of blue as well. Aquamarine was chosen for the birthstone color of March because it invoked positive feelings. Your kitchen is a space where you want to feel happy and connected in, and aquamarine is the perfect color to help. You can choose to paint your walls or furniture aquamarine for a larger DIY project. Smaller changes you can make include buying blue kitchen appliances and kitchenware. Aquamarine is a color you can have in your kitchen all year round and will not grow old after spring is over. Even in the winter, it will be a cheery reminder of the season that is yet to come.

JoeMo XL Travel Mug

This JOEmoXL is an aquamarine coffee mug that you can leave in your kitchen or bring along with you to work. The 16 ounce coffee thermos has an insulated tumbler and is considered one of the best travel mugs in Europe based on a top consumer magazine. With the JOEmoXL, you can share your love for the March birthstone color with your coworkers.

Bedroom and Bathroom


Spring Blue Bedroom

An aquamarine themed bedroom or bathroom is popular to have as it can invoke seaside memories and dreams. The color is relaxing and peaceful and is an excellent choice for bedtime and bathroom decor. The brightness of the color also makes for a good mood at all times. If you are hesitant about adding aquamarine to your bedroom, you can start with smaller appliances such as this Emu LED desk lamp or some teal candles to bring in a fresh scent as well.

Emu Light Desk Lamp

 

Prepare Your Home for St. Patrick’s Day

St. Patrick’s Day is only a few days away, and it is time to bring the celebratory cheer to your home. St. Patrick’s Day welcomes in spring with all the green that goes around and is a fun holiday for children and adults alike! Whether you have grand plans for St. Paddy’s Day or are merely looking to freshen your home a bit, here are a few tips for you to prepare your home for this year’s St. Patrick’s Day:

St. Patrick's Day Decor

If you are hosting a party or just want to add a bit of festiveness, you should add some green elements to your home. Since you most likely do not want to permanently decorate everything in your home bright green, try buying some streamers, balloons, and other festive gear at a local party store.

Another excellent way to incorporate green this season is to “go green”. This can be through cleaning products you use or finding DIY home recipes such as using baking soda and vinegar to clean. It is never too early to be thinking about the environment, and since we are quickly approaching Earth Day in April, now is as good of a time as ever to start!

Even if you may not be able to grow lucky four leaf clovers yourself, you can still grow plants in your garden and home to bring some fresh air. Check out these lightweight planters that will complement your existing home and can match with most any color or theme.

Blomus Greens Stainless Steel Planter

Wear Green

Remember to wear green to not get pinched! If you aren’t ready to go all out, you can wear a green scarf or tie, or even pair your current outfit with some classy Shamrock-themed beads.

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Of course, some of us are all about embracing this holiday. You can dress entirely in theme as a leprechaun with clovers, emeralds, and top up with anything else green you can find lying around the house.

St. Patrick Day Foods, Drinks, and Desserts

Celebrate the day with friends and family with some drinks and food. Make sure to cook some greens, from broccoli, asparagus, to spinach. Do not limit yourself to just vegetables though! No matter what you are cooking, just add some food coloring to make them St. Paddy’s Day ready.

St. Patrick’s Day is the time to break out the beer to honor the Irish traditions of the holiday. In honor of the holiday, you can even host your own beer tasting party at home with this 13 piece beer tasting set.

If beer is not your drink of choice, you can easily make green jello shots in these shot glasses! And if you are catering to children or non-alcoholic members, they will surely appreciate jello shots without the alcohol.

Sagaform Modern Shot Glasses

What are some of your favorite things about St. Patrick’s Day? What do you plan to do this St. Patrick’s Day?

4 Ways to Brighten Up Your Mornings With These Clever Accessories

Mornings can be a hard time for most people to get up and get ready for work. If you have the proper incentive and discipline, those early hours can be the most efficient and help set the tone for the rest of the day. Sometimes all we need is a little boost to get us out of bed. Below are some ways to help brighten up your mornings and make your whole day better.

1. Waking up with the Banclock Square

Banclock Square

Waking up has never been more fun. The Banclock Square will wake you up and not stop ringing until you pay. By giving you a fun incentive, you not only wake up on time to go to work, but will save some money each morning.

1. Morning Drink with Coffee or Tea

Kinto Carat Dripper Pot

CARAT Coffee Dripper & Pot

Making coffee can be a drag in the morning but with the CARAT Coffee Dripper & Pot, you will be able to wake up faster and have the coffee you need to get you through the day. Not only is it beautifully designed with glass, but it also has a stainless steel filter that will make your coffee richer than a regular paper filter.

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If coffee is not your thing and you have tea in the morning, instead you should purchase this Utilo Tea Stick to ensure that you have fresh tea each morning. The Utilo Tea Stick is specially designed to take the tea leaves and offer optimal flavor. You can carry this around and just put in hot water to make a comfortable, calming drink all day long.

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If you are one of those people who cream and sugar are essential for, this cute little Chickie Cream and Sugar Set will make you laugh every morning. The cream, pitcher, sugar bowl, and sugar spoon easily break down for your convenience.

3. Breakfast Juice with Redesigned Juicing

Ole Jensen Juicer

Ole Jensen Juicer

Juicing is not only excellent for the health but also tasty as well. Having citrus juice will brighten up your mornings with nutrients and energy for the day. This juicing device doubles as a cup and is specially designed, so there are no seeds in your juice when you pour it.

4. Carry your Drink to Work 

Hotjo Travel Mug

Hotjo Travel Mug

Sometimes bringing coffee to the office can make your mornings so much better. There is nothing worse than spilling coffee in an already hurried morning. You no longer have to worry about spilling your coffee with this wide-based travel mug. The bottom is made of rubber and will easily stick to any surface. There is also a spill-proof plastic lid, and you can choose from several colors.

4 Technology Trends To Look Out For In 2015

In today’s fast-paced society, technology is constantly being developed and improved. Technology that was considered popular just a few years ago may be completely obsolete in 2015. This makes it difficult to decide on what to invest in when buying new gadgets or investing in brands.

Below are 4 technology trends to look out for in 2015 that may be here to stay and develop over the years.

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3D Printing

3D printing has become increasingly popular and the technology for it will only continue to improve. There is no doubt that in the future, it will be common to have a 3D printing machine in your home. The projected date for this will be in the next five years, but in 2015 there will be more awareness, prices dropping, and start-up companies using 3D printing to develop highly specialized and unique products. There are unlimited boundaries to this and we will continue to see the benefits to the 3D printing technology.

Smart Home

Companies will continue to produce products for the “smart” home. What this means for the average person is you will soon be able to control all your appliances in your house from a smartphone. This is something that larger software companies such as Apple, Google and Samsung are picking up on, and in 2015 we will most likely see some of this start happening. From the smart washing machines to wall ovens, connected appliances have already emerged on the market and will continue throughout the year.

Verbarius Digital Clock

This will change how we interact with our household items and completely transform how we live our lives. Even the most simplest things such as this Verbarius Digital Clock, changes how we view the normal clock by allowing you to tell time through words and phrases in five different languages.

Digital Money

For those that follow the news, you will know that Bitcoin did not do well in 2014. However, this has not and will not stop technology from attempting to change how we use money. In 2015, we will most likely continue to see companies push on financial technology space, meaning that in a few years we may no longer need to carry around money with us at all. The development of digital security has also played into this. As of now though, we will still need to carry our wallets.

Digital Security

Identity access through fingerprint and biometric technology has transformed from serious issues such as government security and crossing international borders to something as simple as accessing your phone. As technology has advanced so that users now do so much more online, including secure payments and information, biometrics continue to play a large part in the digital world. Digital security will continue to develop and issues of privacy and abuse of this will still be a topic of large debate.

4 Ways to Incorporate Pantone 2015 Color of the Year – Marsala Into Your Home

The color experts at Pantone come together every year and decide on the color of the year. In 2015, Marsala became the Pantone Color of the Year. The name ‘Marsala’ can find its origins from the Italian city where the wine is famous, and the hue is a dark, earthy, red.

Though marsala may not immediately appeal as a decorating color, it can be compared to an excellent wine that is an acquired taste. It is less vibrant than previous Pantone colors which can make it easier to bring to the background of your home. When properly used, it can bring an earthy and relaxing feel to the whole room.

Here are four ways you can begin to incorporate marsala into your home:

Pantone Marsala Flower Design Wallpaper by Connection Inc. Kansas City Interior Design

Wall Accent Color

If you want to go all out with this Pantone color, consider repainting your walls or buying a wallpaper with marsala. Marsala is a muted enough color where it can ground the room and is perfect for the kitchen with its wine and earthy associations. Marsala goes well as a background color for more vibrant pieces of artwork.

Marsala Burgundy Geometric Print Rug

Textiles

Marsala’s mellow color makes for an excellent textile material for rugs, pillows, and throws. It does not draw too much attention to itself and is the perfect touch to any living room or bedroom. You can choose from a more permanent move to switching out your whole living room furniture to marsala, or simply bring in an Orient rug for a season.

Marsala LampsPlanters and Vases

As marsala is such an earthy tone, it is an excellent addition to use in the outdoor areas of your home, from balcony decorations to your backyard. You can also bring this into your home with smaller elements such as vases for a centerpiece for your dining table.

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Decorations

If you are not confident that marsala is the color for your home, you can always start out with smaller decorations. Having a marsala table cloth or kitchenware can be a way to bring marsala colors into your home without being overwhelming. Even something as small as marsala candles can begin to bring the earthy vibe into your home.

Have you tried incorporating marsala into your home? What do you think about the choice of marsala as the color of the year? Let us know in the comments below!

5 Interior Design Trends To Look Out For In 2015

The first few months of the year are the perfect time to spice up your home with a new, fresh look. Interior design trends will come and go over the years, and you want to make sure you are not holding on to things in your home that you should be letting go. Now is the time to get rid of some of those old pieces and bring in the new interior design trends of 2015.

Of course, in the end, what will really matter is how you feel in your house. However, here are five tips for you to look out for when redesigning the interior of your home.

Blue Stays Popular

Blue WallpaperBlue was a popular color in 2014, and it is here to stay this year. From every shade of turquoise to indigo, you can add in some blue to your home. All the shades of blue work for any season of the year.

Blue roomIf you are not committed to a complete transformation of walls and furniture, you can first start out with some accent colors in decorations. The color blue is relaxing and perfect for the living room or bedroom.

Smoky Replaces Clear Glass

Smokey GlassClear glass has always been popular around the house, whether it be in mirrors or glass doors. However, in 2015, smoky glass is in to offer an extra touch to the normal material. Kelly Wearstler, a Los Angeles designer, says that the smoked glass can bring to the home “a tension between raw and refined, masculine and feminine.”

Mixing Metals

Mixing gold and silver metals can add a nice touch to the interior of your home in 2015. Even though this is slightly risky at times, when done well, can bring a stylish option.

Umbra Metalla Can

Start out with smaller household items, such as this Metalla Can, before moving to larger, centerpieces in your home.

Modern Elements

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Modern elements will continue to stay in 2015. This is seen in the continued rise of modern architecture, but will also make its way into the home through furniture.

Cupecoy Sunburst Wall Clock

Mid-century modern furniture is an excellent place to draw your inspiration from, but do not let it overwhelm your home. Try a modern twist on retro like this Sunburst wall clock by Cupecoy design.

Statement Lights

Z-Bar Mini Lamps

Using a light fixture as a statement piece for your living room or bedroom will continue to be popular in 2015. Using some of the advice from above can help, whether you choose to mix and match for a metallic fixture or add in some hints of blue. Even a small desk lamp such as this Z-Bar Mini LED Desk Lamp, can add personality and character to your room.

Decorating Your Home for Valentine’s Day  

Bring on the hearts and flowers this February as you prepare for Valentine’s Day. Even if you do not have a significant other, Valentine’s Day is a great holiday to spend treasuring other loved ones in our lives such as our friends and family. Here are a few tips to get you started on preparing your home with decorations for Valentine’s Day!

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Color Palette

Most people will automatically think of Valentine’s Day as using reds and pinks. However, you can also try going with a more subtle color as the main color with a few accents of pinks and reds added. Adding in some purple and light shades of yellow, green or blue also work well. Having the majority of your colors be white or off-white may work better with your current décor. It will also add a level of class that is far less cheesy than plastering your home with pink and red decorations.

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DIY glitter candles

Romantic Subtleties

Add some romantic nuances to your home if you are celebrating Valentine’s Day this year with a loved one. It can be as simple as adding photographs of you and your loved one to hang on your wall, or cutting out hearts for a DIY projects with sweet messages to each other. There are plenty of ways you can be creative and personal to your significant other.

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Valentine decor

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DIY valentine jars

Some Other Ideas include:

Adding roses or carnations into a clear vase such as this Torpedo Vase.

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Fill a jar with colorful Valentine’s Day candies and messages and place it in your kitchen or living room for everyone to enjoy.

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Changing your pillow coverings to pink or red. You may even find cheap heart shaped pillows that you can use.

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Focus on soft lighting for your bedroom. Buy a few candle holders to place around your bathroom or bedroom. This Tea Light Holder from Block design is both elegant and classy.

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Scattering rose petals on a living room table, dining table, or nightstand as a center piece.

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These simple color and romantic accents will have you in the mood for Valentine’s Day all month long!