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Feb 20

Get the Look: Blush and Gray Bedroom

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Blush and gray bedroom from Ballard Designs Winter 2017 catalog

We’re big fans of blush, and we especially love mixing it with darker, more masculine colors like charcoal or black. We wanted to create a space that balanced feminine and masculine elements to create a restful bedroom, perfect for cozy winter evenings. Our Louise Blush fabric was the jumping off point for this space, which we used on our Camden Headboard and custom drapery panels. Next, we used our Orson Rug which combines a traditional Turkish pattern with a modern, monotone color palette. Add bedding in a luxurious velvet, a mirrored night stand, and a classic x-bench to create a bedroom that’s just right on all fronts.

 
Feb 13

8 Ways to Add More Seating to Your Room

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Living room with neutral color palette

When you’re decorating a space, it’s essential to have plenty of places to sit. How else are you going to have friends and family over? You certainly don’t want to offer them a seat on the floor. But in most homes, space is at a premium, so if you’re going to work more seating into your room, you’ve got to be sneaky about it. Well, we’re coming to the rescue with 8 ways to bring more seating into your space.

 
Feb 6

Get the Look: Violet & Sky Living Room

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Cozy living room with light purple and blue accents

Pastels are typically a color palette you’d see in the Spring, but we loved incorporating them into our Winter season because they coordinate so beautifully with grays. Our new Minsk and Cleo Glacier fabrics really inspired us to work violet into the space, and once we got going, we couldn’t believe how many of our favorite pieces echoed that icy blue and violet palette.

 
Jan 2

Our Complete Styling Guide to Consoles, Bookshelves, and Coffee Tables

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Ballard Designs' complete guide to styling your bookcases, consoles, and coffee tables

Picking out the right furniture pieces, fabrics, and rugs is only half the challenge of decorating your home. The second half, and sometimes even the most difficult part, is ‘styling’ your room. We think of ‘styling’ as a way to display the decorative objects that you’ve collected and love. It’s that final touch that takes your furniture pieces from simply something functional to something functional and beautiful. For all of us, the decorating objects we use to style our space may be different, but there are some universal strategies that will make styling your home easier.

We scoured our archives, surveyed our design teams, and questioned our stylists to break down all the steps and best tips for you.

 
Dec 29

3 Dreamy, Winter Bedrooms

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3 dreamy winter bedrooms designed to inspire a bedroom refresh in your home

Here at Ballard Designs, we base our decorating philosophy on one principal — having a space that reflects your personality. We spend the majority of our lives at home, so why shouldn’t it feel comfortable, inspiring, functional, and reflective of who you are? Often people neglect the rooms guests never see (like bedrooms), and we get it. But what a shame! We want to inspire you to turn your own master bedroom into a dreamy space that’s meant to make you happy and refreshed to take on the world.

 
Nov 28

Get the Look: Black & White Living Room

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Black and white accents in a living room

There’s no more classic color palette than black and white, and a black and white room affords you the space to have fun with new pillows and accessories without needing to totally overhaul your foundation. It’s a palette we come back to over and over again, and in this iteration, we used our new Teigen fabric in the form of pillows!