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Fall Outdoor Decorating 2012 Ideas

Add to the natural autumn beauty of your yard with harvest inspired outdoor decorations. This ideas will span the season from September to Thanksgiving.










Easy Pumpkin Crafts for Halloween 2012 By Kayla Kitts from HGTV

By : Kayla Kitts

Kayla Kitts is an assistant editor for HGTV.com. When she’s not scouring the internet for delicious design inspiration, she’s shopping for home decor to spruce up her apartment, spending quality time with D'Artagnan, her adopted cat, and finding any reason to be outside. Her favorite design style: eclectic with a vintage, retro vibe.

Don’t judge me when I say this: I didn’t carve my first Halloween pumpkin until I was in college. GASP! I know. Growing up, we were less into the pumpkin carving and decorating that goes into Halloween and more into the treats and dressing up. Now, pumpkin carving/decorating is a tradition for me, especially now that you can do more than just carve a silly grin across its face. (Chevrons and silhouettes, anyone?) Here are some cute, quirky and even sophisticated pumpkin-carving ideas to get your porch ready for Halloween.

Parsnip and Carrot Pumpkin Family



Use vegetables, craft foam and accessories to create a loving, or scary, pumpkin family. (Go ahead and grab the kids for this one!)

Monogrammed Pumpkin



Add a sophisticated and personalized touch to your indoor or outdoor decor with this simple monogrammed pumpkin project.

Cute Owl Pumpkin:



Keep the owl trend going strong with this easy-to-make pumpkin project. Bonus: It requires no patterns or carving skills.

Add Worm Orang to you Home : 2012 Ideas

Let the hues of fall inspire your decor. The bright reds, golden yellows, and vibrant oranges can be mixed and matched with evergreen colors, such as blues, greens, or neutrals, to create a cozy and comfortable look that carries panache year-round.


Brighten Your Outlook 

Deep color creates a cozy ambiance in this sitting area. A curvy vine pattern on blue-green wallpaper softens the masculine lines of the dark wood shelving and brown wing chair. To keep the room lively, vibrant orange curtain panels frame the window while orange pillows prevent the chair from becoming a dark mass in the room. Orange accents, such as a small runner on the side table dot the room with the peppy hue.


Orange Crush

Subtle variations of orange harmonize perfectly in this sunlit living room. From the apricot walls to the peachy curtains, the various shades make the color interesting but not overpowering.


 Side by Side 

Orange and hot pink make a harmonious pair. A large piece of artwork adds brightness to the white walls. Orange pillows and throws are a warm and cuddly touch. Both shades are present in the one-of-a-kind chandelier.


Under Cover

Make an impact with colorful furnishings that don't require permanent commitment. In this lively living room, slipcovers bring saturated color to basic chair and ottoman shapes. A bargain armchair found at an estate sale got a new personality with splashy solid red. A new cube ottoman matches with orange slipcovers banded in red. For a bit of visual relief, the large sofa is slipcovered in plain white. The side table, a tag sale find, gets new life with a coat of bold red paint.


With Complements 

Orange walls dominate the color palette in this dramatic yet inviting dining room. A tone-on-tone pattern adds depth to the energetic vibe and keeps the broad expanse of vibrant wall color interesting. Complementary blue creates a focus in the paired artwork on the wall and brings in a cool note of color to balance the warmth of orange. Frames and furnishings provide solid shapes of black and dark brown to counter the delicacy of the patterns.


Juicy Hues 

Vivid, zesty orange is a perfect hue for any room, such as an office, that would benefit from orange's energetic vibe. In this basement craft room/office an adjacent wall in lime green provides a cool contrast to the hot orange but keeps things in the citrus family. Tone-on-tone painted flowers on the orange wall add lively pattern. Slipcovers on the chairs encapsulate the color scheme with powder blue, lime, and orange stripes, introducing the third color, blue, into the mix.


Citrus Punch

If your work space could use an injection of pure energy, bring in some vivid orange paint and fabrics to do the job. Extend the life of old chairs with slipcovers made of orange, pink, and yellow pattern fabric. Rejuvenate a wicker table with tangerine spray paint and create a new striped rug in an afternoon with paint, painter's tape, and a canvas drop cloth. Add some flirty cotton curtain panels and you have a room designed with and for productive energy.


Orange Everywhere

This living room is small on space but long on style with orange sofas and orange walls. An unusual complementary color scheme of orange and blue serves to rev up each hue.


Light Bright

A deep orange adds life to this bedroom. During the day the color is bold and energizing. At night it's warm and cozy. The wooden bed frame, side table, and chair work together to ground the bright walls. The antique blanket chest at the foot of the bed brings together all the colors in the room.

2012 Bedrooms Decorating Design Ideas With Blue Color

Blue is a cool color that can also be relaxing so a blue bedroom might be the perfect place for you to crash after a long day. The alternate side is that blue paint can often end up looking like a baby boy's nursery so you want to be sure and find the perfect shade of paint so that you actually have a room you want to be in. Here are tips on balancing a blue bedroom to turn it into a sophisticated retreat and make it work with lots of different design styles.
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Accent with Color 

Add a spark of interest to your room with a bright accent color that complements the shade of blue. The soft yellow accents and painted ceiling give this blue room a fun and unique appeal. Patterned bed pillows and upholstered chairs bring texture to the room, while the red area rug ties the elements together.


Mixing Patterns 

A soft, dusky blue repeats in different fabrics, including the rug, throughout the room to add variety and interest to an otherwise neutral palette. The striped walls are a subtle contrast that blends in with the rest of the patterns. If you?re using several patterns, vary the size and complexity, but you?d be wise to stay away from more than one bold print to prevent clashing.


Repeat for Emphasis

Although this room is mostly cream, it?s the blue pattern that draws attention. Using the same print throughout the room multiplies the impact and creates unity. Here, the pattern used for the pillows is also found on the window shade and draperies, giving the room an all-over blue accent.


Regal Retreat

Walls painted a soothing spa blue create the perfect backdrop for the elegant elements of this bedroom. The stately fireplace, floor-length curtains, and large mirror add to the air of elegance. A fluffy down comforter and padded headboard keep the bedroom comfy.


The Classic

Blue and white is a classic color combination that brings a warm comfort to any bedroom. The blue paisley curtains and bed skirt contrast nicely with the creamy white comforter. The striped cotton rugs add a casual cottage feel to the room. Another color option plays out overhead: The planked ceiling is painted a soft sky blue.


Timeless Aqua

Keep a child?s bedroom airy and light with soft, watery blues. These tones help create a calming and welcoming atmosphere. Here, smooth walls and clean white bedding contrast the bouncy ruffles of the window treatments  a sophisticated style that?s adaptable for a growing child.


Great Lengths

Add style and sophistication to a bedroom with flowing bed curtains. In the same color as the wall, the curtains here are a subtle addition; the pink zigzag lining adds dimension and contrast. To make a statement, choose curtains in a contrasting color.


A Peaceful Place

If you?re looking to do blue in your bedroom but want a little variety, try teal. The rich tone has a twinge a green, giving basic blue an eye-catching variation. In this bedroom, a soothing palette of soft teals, blue-grays, and browns brings a feeling of serenity. Add a focal point such as the mirror above the bed to attract the eye. The warm brown walls pair with the cooler blue tones to create an inviting personal retreat.


Balancing Act

Keep darker, muted blues from becoming dreary by balancing them with lighter colors. The darker shade of blue used on the walls adds elegance to this master bedroom. The large cream-color area rug and white bedding keep the room feeling open and airy despite the walls? rich shade.


A Light Touch 

Add style to your bedroom with subtle patterns. Here, the mod floral on the bed frame enlivens the room?s soft neutrals. Used in moderation, the simple design mixes with muted colors to enhance the space overall.


Frame It

Enliven a subtle color palette with a kick of a contrasting hue. The red-painted bed frame in this room stands out against the softer blue tones of the bedding, walls, and draperies. The bold color also gives the vintage bed an updated vibe. Framed postcards hung above the headboard are a simple way to add an art element to the wall.


Bold Prints 

Striking patterns are an excellent way to bring modern style to your bedroom. The bold blue pattern of the wallpaper and drapery fabric set against the rich brown and white bedding creates a unique, eye-catching look. Keep accessories to a minimum to enhance the modern feel.


Heavenly Hue

The color blue always brings to mind thoughts of the sky. When used on a high ceiling, a light shade of blue will make your walls feel like they open to the sky. The wicker bench adds to the outdoorsy feeling of the bedroom.

New Kitchen Lighting Design Ideas 2012 From HGTV

Lighting designer Eddie Cohen of Design Light, Inc. shares his top six tips for improving task lighting in the kitchen.


Recessed lighting is a great way to focus light throughout a kitchen. It is important to have a lot of light on work surfaces, such as countertops, stoves and the sink area. This type of lighting can be aimed exactly where you most need it. Design by Andreas Charalambous. 


Under-cabinet lighting is great for kitchens because it focuses the light onto the countertop, which is the main work surface in a kitchen. This type of lighting is also a very inexpensive add-on for existing kitchens. There are many different light bulbs such as halogen, xenon and fluorescent that can give your kitchen a completely different effect. Halogen and incandescent light are best. Design by Andreea Avram Rusu.


In-cabinet lighting is a great accent for a kitchen. It can make finding what you need so much easier and can also make for a great look if you have glass-paneled cabinets. A bonus is that this type of lighting brings great illumination to the room. Design by Gail Drury.


Track lighting is the most multipurpose lighting since each light can be positioned to focus on different areas in the kitchen. Design by Joshua Foss.


Pendant lights are both decorative and create nice pools of light over countertops. Design by Gail Drury.


Choose light bulbs with different beam spreads for different effects. Floods are wide and create a more general lighting, while spot lighting works well to highlight specific items. Design by David Stimmel.

Small Home Office Design Ideas 2012 From HGTV


Whether placed in the corner of a room, along a wall or in an unused recess, these small spaces can make ideal home offices for those lacking square footage. Check out some of our favorite home offices that make the most of small spaces.

Corner Office

A desk tucked into a corner of a loft bedroom provides a quiet space to work, while surrounding shelves keep the space cozy and add an efficient storage solution. Design by John Gidding.

Bedside Muse

Black furnishings are sleek additions to this bedside workspace. Artwork leaned against the wall and an elegantly crafted lamp provide simple inspiration for guests. Design by David Scott.

Playful Divide

Even in a larger room, you can set aside a small amount of space for a chic home office. This space uses floor-to-ceiling shelving in a playful arrangement to partition the room. Design by John Gidding.

Closet Space

A small space between closets is just enough room for shelves and a simple desk insert. White paint keeps the space fresh, and the modern office chair of thin, bent wood beckons you to take a seat. Design by Brian Patrick Flynn.

Walled Study

If you have an empty wall, you have the perfect spot for a small-space home office. A wooden desktop atop white cabinets provides ample workspace. Extra-long wall shelves are accentuated by painting their interior red, adding a pop of color to the mostly white space. Design by RMS user just-beachy.

Work Cycle

Multitasking opportunities abound in this home office creatively placed in the laundry room. A built-in desk overlooking the deck provides a spot to catch up on e-mail and bills while waiting out the laundry. 

Clean Finish

White walls and varied wood tones conspire to make a sophisticated office space tucked into a hallway. Dark wood floors add richness to the space, while the light wood drawers alternate with a white work surface to differentiate functions. A narrow wall niche provides shelving to display objets d'art for a splash of color. Design by Andreas Charalambous.

Tucked Away

Robin’s-egg blue is a sweet backdrop for this office nook, while layers of offset shelves create an informal mood above. A molded plastic Eames-inspired chair completes this tween workspace. Design by Sarah Richardson

How to Make an Illuminated Pumpkin Topiary : Halloween 2012 Ideas

We turned three plain pumpkins into a glowing centerpiece to light up a front porch, Halloween party or Thanksgiving table.



To make this festive centerpiece, we drilled holes in the pumpkins, painted them silver then added some holiday lights and a few crystals.

Tools and Materials

serrated knife
drill with large bit (optional)
scissors
extension cord
3 carving pumpkins (we used faux pumpkins by Funkin)
holiday lights with 25 to 50 clear bulbs
brilliant metal spray paint
3 strands of wire with crystal beads
dry-erase marker
painter's tarp



Carve and Cut

Carve a hole in the bottom and the top of the three pumpkins and remove the innards. On the bottom pumpkin, make the hole a little to the side so the light strand's plug can get through. Do not cut hole near the stem in the top pumpkin. The hole has to be big enough to be able to put your hand in and pull the light strands through the holes.

Mark for Light Holes

Use a dry-erase marker to make small circles where you want the bulbs to come out of the pumpkins.


Cut Light Holes

Use a serrated knife or a drill to cut out the circles. Double check the size by inserting one of the bulb sockets (take the bulb out to test it). Make the hole bigger until the socket can fit through, but not too big — you don't want the bulb to slide out.


Paint

Place the pumpkins on a tarp and spray-paint them with the brilliant metal paint. Let them dry.


Prep the Lights

Check that the lights are working and then remove all the bulbs from their sockets. This will make it easier to thread the strand through the pumpkins.


Thread the Lights

Starting with the bottom pumpkin, pull the sockets through the holes and then screw on the bulb to keep it in place. Make sure you leave enough of the strand to come out of the bottom of the pumpkin and plug into an extension cord or outlet. Work your way up the pumpkin and then come out the top and move into the next pumpkin. Leave some wiggle room in between.


Add Extra Sparkle

Wrap the pumpkins with crystal strands (cut to size if necessary) around the bottom, middle and top to give the topiary a little extra glamour.