Black Trim

As much as I love the coziness of a traditionally styled home, I love an eclectic home more. I love the fresh ideas, bold colors, and fun furniture that seem to inspire. A trend in eclectic homes that I love is black trim. Who would ever have thought that painting a door way or window frame black could be so lovely? I love the edginess it brings to a room. The black frame can be sleek and sophisticated yet, fun and different, it is so versatile! Here are a few of my favorite examples of how black trim is beautifully incorporated into these eclectic homes.

black trim @ whirlwhim.com

I am seriously in love with black trim on window frames. It contrasts so much with the light that it just seems inviting and fresh.

black trim @ whirlwhim.com

Black trim from apartment therapy @ whirlwhim.com

They drawback of painting the trim in your house black, is that the best wall color to pair with it. If you are not a white-wall lover, this trend may not be your favorite. If you are still loving the black trim, but don’t want to commit your entire house to black and white, I would suggest painting some window frames or doors to add some variety without too much inconsistency.

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Colorful Front Door: Today’s Trend

A colorful front door can be just what your home needs to get some curb appeal. Changing the color of your front door from a dark and dreary color to a bit brighter hue can do wonders to a house. There are some colors you might want to avoid when trying to make a statement though. Think of your neighborhood and your house’s exterior colors and make sure it complements both. I have been loving the bright yellows and reds but don’t know if I will ever be brave enough to do those colors.

Colorful front door @ whirlwhim.com

colorful front door @ whirlwhilm.com

colorful front doors @ whirlwhim.comI am seriously head over heels on this blue! Love it with the white!

colorful front doors @ whirlwhim.com

 


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House Plants: My Terrarium tragedy

Last summer I got the strange idea to build a terrarium for my bedroom. I researched about it and bought a few plants, and got together some dirt and rocks. I assembled my plants, rocks, and twigs in a large jar, set it in my room, and forgot to water it for a month. Obviously it died and ever since I have been afraid of having house plants. I have tried to keep a bulb in rocks alive, but it has started growing sideways instead of up, so I will have to do some research on plants that are hard to kill before my next plant investment.

House plants can really lighten up your house and add some fun colors and textures. Having too many plants can be a bit much, so try to keep it to a tasteful amount. I absolutely love a house filled with plants, but I don’t seem to have the green thumb for it. Have you heard about air plants? I am pretty sure those are the only plants I will ever be able to keep alive.

Well here are some pretty plants that maybe you can keep alive. Try to integrate a plant or two into your interiors to add a bit of fresh air.

House Plants @ whirlwhim.com

House Plants @ whirlwhim.com

house plants @ whirlwhim.com

House Plants @ whirlwhim.com

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Gallery Wall: Today’s Trend

Gallery Walls are beautiful. They can be structured or scattered, either way, they can be just the key to adding personality and personal touches to your room. Using a mix of frames is a fun way to add some eclectic style, while using the same, or similar frames, can add structure. I love sleek black frames, with a thick matte underneath. You can mix sizes, shapes, and colors of frames, or even just leave them out! Frame-less gallery walls are fun because all you need to do is tape up some pictures. You need to be careful when assembling your gallery wall to make sure that it is balanced. Make sure to have bold colors distributed and not clumped in one section. Also spread out bigger and smaller images. An important reminder is to make sure the vertical center of your gallery wall should be about eye level for the average person or 62 inches off the ground. You can space images evenly in a line or grid, or scatter images. Gallery walls are perfect to disguise a large TV, fill that awkward empty space above your headboard, and add a bit of fun to a hallway.

Gallery Wall

 Gallery Wall

Gallery Wall

Gallery Wall

Gallery wall

Gallery wall

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