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Color Cues: Getting Cozy With Gray

Cozy gray decorating - living room with gray velvet furniture, leather and warm accents
SHOP: ottoman | leather chesterfield | similar chair

What comes to mind when you hear the word GRAY?   Is it words like warm, cozy, inviting…?

I chatted about design trends with a friend recently whose answer to that question would be “not so much”.  She can’t embrace the gray trend because, in her opinion, grays are just too cool.  And that’s okay.  Not everyone will embrace every trend, and you should decorate with what you love.

But maybe you really like gray, or are considering it, and you’re wondering how to make it cozier.   Pair gray with any of these ideas (or, better yet, all of them) to move gray decorating to the cozy side.

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How To Turn Your Master Bedroom Into A Restful Retreat

Dark and moody master bedroom retreat with warm colors and lots of texture
SHOP Curate Whitney Bedroom

Life can be crazy busy at times, and hectic schedules may keep us in high gear until late into the evening.  Even once we’re home, the house is active with meals, chores, and activities.

That’s why we all need a dedicated space that we can count on to wind down and relax.

Enter – the master  bedroom.  Here are some ideas for making it, and keeping it, a restful retreat:

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Decorating A Home That’s Unique and Personal

Home office with clean lines and unique decorating touches - gray wood floors, wide black barn door with window

Carl M. Hansen Companies | Photo: PK/Schneiderman’s

Design rules are part of interior design for a reason, and even the rules that aren’t really rules – but rather opinions or suggestions – are very helpful in putting together a space that functions well and looks good.

But once you’ve followed all of the rules and suggestions, it’s possible that your space may not yet feel like “you”. Or maybe it seems to be missing that certain something?

Use these tips to put your own unique decorating spin on your space:

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