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5 Charming Interior Design Trends You'll See in 2020

 

 “Learn to look not just with your eyes but with your heart. Find the things that connect with you. How else will you know how to design your home?” 

Kelly Hoppen, Interior Designer

2020 is here and the interior design trends serve as the breath of fresh air we need. Here are 5 charming interior designs you will see (and love) in the new year.

  1. Pantone Color of the Year: Classic Blue

Classic Blue has been named 2020's Color of the Year by Pantone. Pantone hopes to capture a piece of 90s charm in choosing a color close to the Color of the Year from 1999, Cerulean. Cerulean is a rich blue hue that resembles clear blue skies and is Pantone’s first Color of the Year. Pantone says the shade Classic Blue offers reassurance in a time of instability and uncertainty, a feeling weighing on the shoulders of countries...

5 Different New Year's Resolutions For a More Fulfilling 2020

2020, the arrival of a new decade. “This is my decade”, you tell yourself without making any plan of action. Let’s change that. We know the basic New Year’s Resolutions; you are going to exercise! You are going to eat healthier! You are going to save money! If you can do these, it’s great. We’ve even got another article to help you do just that which you can read here

But, if you are simply looking to implement a few realistic resolutions that will add small but quality improvements in your life, then you’ve come to the right place!

 

1. Drink More Tea

The Brits are definitely on to something with this whole tea drinking...

5 Scientifically Proven Ways to Achieve New Year's Resolutions

Sticking to New Year’s resolutions can be tough, but it doesn’t have to be. Through understanding proper habit formation, knowing how to create a goal, surrounding yourself with the right people, having the right mindset, and celebrating small victories; anyone can achieve their New Year’s resolutions.

  1. Habits Take 21- 66 Days to Form

Many of us are ready to hit the ground running when January 1st arrives. We are in a new year, a new day, and are ready to tackle the goals we had put off in the previous year. A few days into the new year, we are consistent with our goal, but as the weeks progress, the goal we were just so ready to conquer is now a thing of the past. Why is this? One of the biggest reasons why people fail to achieve New Year’s resolutions is because they have a poor understanding of how habits form. These people believe in a sort of “magic switch”, that...

Become A Homeowner With These New Year's Resolutions

2019 is quickly coming to a close, and it’s the time of the year to reflect and create goals for the new year. If purchasing your dream home is one of your goals this 2020, here are some New Year’s Resolutions you can implement into your lifestyle to keep your financial resume in tiptop shape and prepare you for your dream home.

 

Avoid Changing Careers

Employment history, alongside income, will be a major factor during your mortgage application evaluation. While a new job could be a good career move, most evaluators are looking for a steady job history with little to no gaps in your employment over the last few years.

 

Focus on Building Your Credit

--- Check Your Credit Score

Your Credit Score determines your creditworthiness; which banks and lenders use to determine if you qualify for a loan, at what interest rate, and what credit...

5 Statistics That Help Explain Why Social Media Packs a Punch in the Business World

“If you make customers unhappy in the physical world, they might each tell 6 friends. If you make customers unhappy on the Internet, they can each tell 6,000 friends.”

Jeff Bezos, Amazon CEO

Social media has become the new mass media and a vital tool for businesses to promote their products and/or services, and connect with potential customers across the globe. From luxury car brands such as Lamborghini, to local businesses in the city, social media plays a key factor in what puts their business ahead of the curb. Check out these 5 statistics that help explain why social media packs a punch in the business world. 

  1. There are now 3.2 billion social media users around the globe. That is about 42% of our total present population (Emarsys, 2019).

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6 Ways To Make Your Home Feel More Spacious

 

“Design is coming to grips with one's real lifestyle, one's real place in the world. Rooms should not be put together for show but to nourish one's well-being.” - Albert Hadley

Check out these 6 tips to help your home feel more spacious.

  1. Use Light Colors to Your Advantage

Light walls will help bounce outside light throughout a home. Lightly-colored walls can also create contrast with darker objects in a space, thus creating more depth. Opt for painting walls light shades such as an eggshell white, ivory, beige, or soft a gray; any soft shade will do. Objects that could help generate contrast in comparison to the shade of the walls include darker chairs, appliances, shelves, photo frames, and/or a dark backsplash. Glass light fixtures will also blend well with the walls to eliminate...

4 Ways to Switch Over to a Modern Minimalist Home & Lifestyle

The term “minimalist” has developed both a positive and negative reputation. On one end of the spectrum, minimalism is seen as extreme and unrealistic for the modern world. On the other end, minimalism is described as a way to rid oneself of excess items and create a lifestyle centered around living free from the stresses of everyday life. Instead of placing the term on either end of the spectrum, how do we take the practices of minimalism and fit those ideals into the modern world? 

 

  1. Reduce the Size and/or Amount of Furniture

Living a clutter-free life plays a key role in a minimalist lifestyle. The questions is: how does minimalism define “clutter”? Extreme minimalists assign the word clutter to items such as couches, TVs, and even a bed for some. For the modern minimalist, getting rid of these items is out of the question. Instead of removing these items, try opting for smaller designs that allow for more space in the...

If Nothing Else, Do At Least ONE of these Five Indy Winter Activities

Get out and celebrate the season with these 5 Unique Winter Activites in Indy!

1) A Merry Prairie Holiday at Connor Prairie

TOUR: See classic Conner Prairie by Candlelight favorites, like Dr. Campbell’s Soiree, the disgruntled Mr. Fenton, Mr. Whitaker’s Store, and the Curtis family making Christmas preparations. And so Much More!    2) Winterlights at Newfields

"It's very merry. It's really bright. Winterlights returns for a third year, making it an official holiday tradition in Central Indiana. Create even more memories this season with friends and family as you stroll through our spectacular Winter Wonderland, sip apple cider or hot chocolate (spiked options are available for adults) and make s’mores over a fire pit."

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