Tiles and Countertops
Because of the smooth and durable nature of terrazzo, it also makes a great option for tiles and countertops. With the rise of the terrazzo trend, designers are creating accent features by using terrazzo tiles for things like kitchen backsplashes and shower walls. Choosing a focal point for an accent wall featuring terrazzo tile is a great way to incorporate this trend without it becoming overwhelming. It’s also easy to update old tiles or countertops without having to renovate and overhaul a whole room.
If you like to change up your décor pretty regularly and want to experiment with terrazzo without making a huge commitment, terrazzo wallpaper is a great option. While terrazzo as a term has been traditionally associated with flooring, tiles, and countertops, designers have expanded the original meaning of the term. Instead of always referring to concrete or polymer-based materials with mosaic pieces, terrazzo now also denotes a specific kind of pattern.
Terrazzo wallpaper usually features a uniform color-field with irregular geometric shapes in a variety of colors which replicate the marble, stone, and glass chips of the original material. Terrazzo wallpaper is available in a wide variety of colors and styles so you can make a design statement that is as bold or as minimal as you would like. Because it is mosaic in nature, terrazzo patterns can be busier than others. For this reason, I recommend choosing a single accent wall for your terrazzo pattern. Because of the visual stimulation it creates, terrazzo wallpaper is a great option for entertaining spaces like the living room or dining room, as well as for creative spaces like the home office or studio.
Terrazzo patterns are also available on a wide variety of textiles, which are even simpler and cheaper to incorporate into your home décor and to change up whenever you like. While it’s easy to default to something like a terrazzo throw or accent pillows, try thinking outside the box. What about a terrazzo shower curtain or terrazzo napkins for your next dinner party? A terrazzo patterned carpet is also a great way to make an homage to the traditional terrazzo floor without having to invest time and money on a renovation. If you’re renting your home and can’t make big changes to things like paint color or curtains, a bold terrazzo print on your duvet cover can add a whole lot of unique personality to your space, and you don’t need landlord approval!
Terrazzo is a very bold statement pattern, so it’s possible that while you might be loving this trend, you may also feel a little intimidated by how to incorporate it into your home décor. Even things like carpets and duvet covers can be expensive investments if you’re not sure you’re going to totally love the final effect. Luckily, there are a lot of ways you can dip your toes into the terrazzo trend before making a larger commitment and bigger investment.
With terrazzo being so popular right now, there are tons of small and affordable accent pieces available that incorporate this trend. With a little online shopping, you can find all kinds of affordable home décor accent pieces in terrazzo. How about a terrazzo lampshade, mug, serving dish, or candle holder? Even a small end table with a terrazzo top can be budget-friendly and easy to re-sell if you don’t fall in love with it. Look for smaller pieces that can add visual interest and excitement to your home without making you feel overwhelmed by this new style trend.
Whether you’re ready to dive into a full-scale renovation or are simply looking to add some new accent pieces to your interiors, terrazzo is an exciting and on-trend way to shake things up and take your décor to the next level. How do you imagine incorporating terrazzo in your home design? Share your ideas in the comments!
Creativity can be hard to find, but if you know where to look, you’ll see that inspiration is actually all around us. We’re already well familiar with the idea that colors and color combinations can impact our moods, but did you know that they can boost creativity as well? Whether you’re looking to decorate a workspace or simply get that artistic energy flowing, here are some surprising color combinations that help spark creativity.
Purple and Grey
Because of its associations with royalty, purple is a powerful and luxurious color. It’s also the color most associated with mystery, spirituality, and yes, creativity. Creativity itself is often a mysterious thing, so why not harness the power of purple to capture some of that often-elusive inspiration? Because purple is a very strong and powerful color, it’s best used as an accent so it doesn’t become overwhelming. When choosing a bold color like this, it’s usually most effective when paired with a neutral.
A soft grey is the perfect complement to regal purple because grey represents balance in color psychology. With all that mysterious, luxurious, and powerful purple energy in a space, you’ll also want to ground the room with a sense of balance and calm. These qualities are important to make sure that you also have the neutral emotional and intellectual space to do the creative work.
Complementary colors are any two colors that are opposite each other on the color wheel. Examples include blue and orange, yellow and purple, or red and green. The more complex your color wheel, the more specific you can get in terms of finding complementary colors. For example, complementary colors also include combinations like blue-green and red-orange, blue-purple and yellow-orange, or red-purple and yellow-green.
Complementary colors create high-contrast palettes and visual vibrations. This means that they are inherently energizing and exciting combinations. The vibrations of complementary colors are strongest when they are placed directly side-by-side, and they contrast each other so sharply because they share no common colors in their pigmentation. If you’re wanting to energize your brain, simply looking at highly saturated complementary colors for a few minutes can spark those visual vibrations and kick-start your creativity.
Because complementary colors create such a strong effect, they need to be used carefully and judiciously in room décor. Opting for less saturated shades is a great way to harness the power of complimentary colors without overstimulating your brain with visual vibrations. For example, instead of peacock-blue and pylon-orange, try a light pale blue with a warm pumpkin accent color.
When it comes to creativity, color can be a very powerful tool. The next time you’re feeling stuck or uninspired, try waking up your brain by looking at some photographs or artwork that feature these inspiring color combinations. When the time comes to redecorate your creative workspace, take some time to consider the suggestions above so that your décor harnesses color combinations that will truly help spark your creativity.
Accent chairs can make or break a space. The right accent chair has the power to add intrigue and define a room. The role of this piece is to complement the decor, but does not necessarily have to be in the same style. We prefer mixing it up and adding a modern chair to an otherwise traditional space or perhaps a bohemian chair to a modern space. Accent chairs are the perfect way to mix in a new silhouette, texture, pattern or color to add interest to your space. Here are some of my favorites chairs right now.
1. Roly Poly Chair by Faye Toogood | 2. Kennett Chair | 3. Zaha Chair | 4. Marte Lounge Chair |
5. Moustache BOLD Chair | 6. Yates Chair | 7.Usona Armchair | 8. Mid- Century Selig Style Chair |
9. Comet Basket Chair | 10. Warbley Leather Chair | 11. Belt B Lounge Chair | 12. Bantam Chair by Ryan Dart | 13. Drewes Chair | 14. Beehive Seagrass Chair | 15. Soft Limits 7M Chair |
16. Rhys Chair| 17. Magis Sam Son Easy Chair