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New Year ~ New You Kickoff

WELCOME TO 
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WEEKENDS @ HOME
 
 
Let's celebrate THE NEW YEAR together!!
 
With each new year comes the opportunity for new beginnings & fresh starts. 
While everyone is concentrating on personal goals like weight loss and stop smoking, what if this year we work together on CHANGING your HOME? 
 
 Let Marie Kelly help you kick off the new year with positive change.
 In a year long effort to help our readers create a NEW YEAR / NEW YOU @ Home, 
we are bringing you a year of weekly tips in how to reach your goals 
of creating change in the spaces around you. 
Even one small change can yield big results without a huge price tag!!
 
 
Photo via: Pier One Imports
 
Your Mission ~ Change out pillows!!
It's no surprise that a small accessory like pillows can make a huge difference in a room.
From floral to striped, to to tassled or buttoned, pillows come in a variety of styles and shapes. 
 

 
 
 
Start with a theme or color foundation you want the room to focus on, and bring that color to life through your pillows. Look for artwork or other accessories in the room you want to pull from.
 
 
Photo via: Pinterest
 
Use that color palette to determine the color and design style of the pillows you will need.
Don't be afraid to mix patterns and shapes.     
I always use 3 rules when selecting pillows.
 
     1-Theme /   2-Color  /  3-Fabric 
 
Choose pillows that offer different forms of texture. For example, if you have a leather sofa, then add pillows with more nubby texture like  a linen, or add fur or velvet pillows for soft warmth and softness. 
 
Remember opposites attract. You don't have to be matchy matchy when selecting pillows. Sometimes the most beautiful of rooms, comes from adding the unexpected