When designing or decorating a home, you should know what is trendy and what is classic. 

If you go with something that is trendy, you should use the trend that is coming up instead of the trend that is going out of style. 

Here is a list of some home design trends that are in, others that are out, and the classic ones that are here to stay.


I often get asked what the "secret formula" is to arranging pillows on a sofa. 

Guess what - there isn't one.

There is not one correct way to arrange pillows on a sofa because there are many different ways that all look great. 

But since you asked, I will explain to you the most popular way that I (and many others) like to arrange pillows. 

sofapillowsphoto courtesy of Posh Surfside flickr.com/photos/kerryanndame/6200724362/

It is the beginning of the year 2016, so that means that we get a new Pantone Color of the Year - sort of. 

Pantone, a world wide color authority, selects a new color of the year every year. 

The color of the year is meant to represent the color trends for interiors, graphic design, fashion, beauty, and more. 

This is the first year that the Pantone Color of the Year is actually 2 colors instead of 1. 

Pantone's Color(s) of the Year 2016

Many people believe that Christmas is only on December 25th, however Christmas really lasts for 12 days (just like the song) starting on December 25th and ending the day before Epiphany. 

That means that Christmas isn't over yet because today is the last day of Christmas. 

Unless your dried out Christmas tree is a fire hazard, try to keep all of your Christmas decorations up through today and keep your Christmas lights still lit. 

Before you take down your decorations tomorrow, you should consider a new Christmas decorating trend that might make you think twice about removing all of your decorations.

cioyphoto courtesy of Steve Jurvetson flickr.com/photos/jurvetson/3133331197/

I know several people who spend hundreds of dollars decorating their Christmas tree each year, yet they don't consider their Christmas gift wrapping.  Believe it or not, your Christmas gift wrapping should always be thoughtfully considered when decorating your Christmas tree since it is part of the overall decor.  Here are a few ideas for wrapping your gifts to coordinate with your Christmas tree.

Christmas Gift Wrap Ideas - Red, Black, Gold