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Home Design Round-up: 5 Inspiring Decorating Ideas

I’ve been reading lots of home design sites and finding some great design ideas and inspirations. These are a few that caught my eye.

  1. Copper Pot Display. I can’t imagine actually possessing this many copper pots and pans, nor keeping them this clean and shiny all the time. However, it makes for a beautiful display, especially in a rustic or farm kitchen. I also really like the glass-paneled cabinets showing vintage tins and canisters. (photo from Copper Pans | Kitchen Design Ideas (houseandgarden.co.uk).

copper pots hanging in a chateau kitchen- design ideas


2. Horseshoes. The wedding blog DeerPearlFlowers posted some creative ways to incorporate horseshoes into your western wedding. As a symbol of good luck, the horseshoe is a perfect design element for this happy event. Check out how nicely they complement these floral displays.  (Also love the wood crate).
Design Ideas: rustic-succulent-wooden-box-and-horseshoe-wedding-centerpiece

Design Ideas: Rustic-Red-Barn-Horseshoe-Winter-Wedding-Centerpiece

3. Retro Kitchens. Country Living Magazine recently published “11 Retro Diner Decor Ideas for your Kitchen.” This was one of my favorites. The white cabinets accented by pops of green and red make this kitchen so bright and colorful. Along with the pretty yellow flowers, it makes me think of starting the day on a beautiful spring morning.

Design Ideas: retro kitchens
Love the green chairs.

4. Textile Accents. I love the little touches in this apartment decorated by San Francisco interior designer Soledad Alzaga. Note the fluffy rugs and pillow coverings and the round mirror above the mantle. (Photos from Desire to Inspire).

Design Ideas: Textile accents in redecorated apartment      Design Ideas: textured pillows fluffy rugs

5. Contrasting Colors. Love the dark cabinets with the wood floors, stainless steel oven, and white counter. Such a clean look. Note the lights hanging over the sink and pots hung conveniently by the cooking area. (From Industry Standard Design; Photo source: www.thekitchn.com).

 . Design Ideas: contrasting colors and materials in kitchen

Have you seen designs that inspire you lately? Would love to see your ideas in comments.

About Janet

Welcome to my blog where I talk about vintage collecting, retro fashions, and home design ideas and tips. I love scouring thrift shops for vintage housewares, purses, and other odds and ends and revisiting styles from the ’40s and ’50s.
Some of my other passions include hiking, being in nature, reading good books, music (have a little facility with guitar, mandolin and piano), and sewing. I live in West Hartford, Conn., with my husband, two sons, and two dogs (a springer spaniel and a Cairn terrier).

2 thoughts on “Home Design Round-up: 5 Inspiring Decorating Ideas

  1. Splendid ideas and inspiring images. I’ve always dreamed about having a bevy of high quality copper pots out on display (and for everyday use, naturally, too), so my heart skipped a few beats over that first image. 🙂

    ♥ Jessica

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