#1 Hottest Decorating & Fashion Trend for 2011


It is always fun when January rolls around to hear what the new trends for fashion & decoration will be.

Well, it was just reveled that the “HOT” color for this year will be:

R U S T

So if you are looking to redecorate your home, your wardrobe or even your choice for jewelry fashion be sure to keep this tidbit in mind.

Can’t afford to do a whole redesign of a room or wardrobe?  Let’s address some of these things.

~ Redecorating: Don’t think you have to completely redo a room to make it up to date in the fashion world.  Just adding a  throw blanket to a corner of a chair or couch and maybe toss a couple throw pillows with it.  Do some accent painting with stencils with the fashion color, but be careful that you don’t OVER DO IT with how much stenciling you do, less is more and depending on the style can be a very elegant look as well.  Add an end table in the new color of the year!  This will bring in that splash around the room and make some great conversation pieces!  On a very restricted budget, then shop at a thrift store or goodwill and look for accent pieces in the new color.  Maybe a vase or picture frame.   You also can ALWAYS take a piece of furniture and repaint or recushion the chair to include the lasted fashion trend!

~Wardrobe: We all know it took us years to build the collection of clothing that we have in our closets now.  So to say well, donate them all and start over is not only feasible, but VERY unrealistic in the economy we are in today.  Why not shop an up scale second-hand store and see if you can’t find and accent piece to give you that splash of color to liven your current wardrobe up?  Everything from a simple scarves that can be worn many different ways is a great start.  Not sure about how to get create all those great styles, look up different ways on the internet.  Want to do something a little more, how about a nice quality blazer or new coat? Even a new pair of shoes can change the whole look of the same outfit to a new exciting & fashionable style.

~Jewelry: Make this one count! With styles as they are now, many of the designers are creating jewelry that combines many different colors, so this mean you can buy ONE piece and it can go with lots of different outfits but look completely different with each.

So when you are feeling a little drab and looking for THE SPIRITS TO MOVE you into the new fashion trend, remember RUST!

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Look Around YOUR Home For Ideas


Some are still putting away the holiday decorations, some already have them down and all are left staring at the large spaces that 20 days ago glitzy and gleamed.  Now what?

Are you sitting in this space wondering what to put on that empty wall space? Maybe thinking about that chair that just doesn’t fit the rest of the room or looking at the kids art work piling up and not sure what to do with all of it?

Let’s take a look at what we can create and do to change some of these dull or unfitting pieces.

That large open spot on the wall:   Have you been given some great dishes with unique designs on them?  Why not create a wall design that uses these?  You can get wall hangers for plates and such at any hardware store or large box store.  Hang the hangers-on the wall in a unique arrangement that will display these great pieces and make for wonderful conversation pieces.  How about some unique jewelry that you aren’t using any longer but still remember all the compliments and “OH’s & AH’s” you got when you wore it.  Why not get a frame and use this as a picture on a wall or in a stand on a counter.  This way you can still get that wonderful “OH’s & AH’s” and display these great pieces rather than hide them away.

Curtain tie backs: Rather than using the same old tie backs that all of us buy at the local store, then walk into our neighbors and see the same thing and think, “I WISH I HAD SOMETHING NO ONE ELSE DID”.  Again, use your old jewelry to create a unique & custom tie back that will create a distinguished look you are hoping for.  Use long pearls wrapped or tied back. Have a large necklace these work great also and can create quit a sparkle in any room.

That chair that just doesn’t fit: You painted the room and now that great chair doesn’t fit any more.  What to do? Why not repolster it or if it is wood, paint it and put a new cushion on it.  These are cost saving ways to update a chair and make it work in the room.  You can find easy instructions to assist in these projects on the internet.

Oh, all the kids artwork!:  What wonderful pieces your child has created and given to you.  Know what?  You have a one of a kind original that no one; no matter how hard they try will be able to get a copy of (unless you pass it along or copy for them)?  Why not put these pieces in frames and display them on your wall, end tables or frame stands around the house?  Your guests will love to see their work, your kids will love telling everyone what they were thinking when they created it  and you can rotate these so your pictures and decor are always changing.

Be creative and let THE SPIRITS TO MOVE help you to create new focal points, discussion points and save you money while doing it.  We all have many unique things in our own homes that can be used for more than it’s intended purpose, open your mind and see what you can create.