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We all have that one piece of furniture we love. Whether it's a blue sofa or loveseat, a red leather chair or a knotty pine wood bookcase that has seen better days, it will forever be a part of your home. If you have one special piece of furniture that you must coordinate into the rest of your decor, do it with style by coordinating colors. Blending a blue sofa into an existing living room, den or recreation area is simple. By adding colorful accents such as pillows, rugs and window treatments, you can easily integrate your favorite blue sofa into your design scheme. Look below to learn how to decorate with a blue sofa.
December birthstones reflect the icy blue sparkle of winter. Their bright blue shades are sure to brighten dark nights. Zircon is the traditional birthstone, but gemstone enthusiasts now accept blue topaz, turquoise, and tanzanite as December birthstones, too. Choose a favorite or mix and match. There are plenty of options when you're shopping for December birthstone jewelry.
Birthstones make a jewelry gift unique. Birthstone jewelry also lets you personalize your wardrobe with meaningful baubles. Birthstone jewelry selections such as necklaces, bracelets, rings and earrings with special gems are different from all other types of jewelry and can become a part of your signature style. Whether you are looking for birthstone jewelry for yourself or someone you love, our list of birthstone options for each month can help you get started. January. January's birthstones are garnet and rose quartz. Garnets range in color from deep burgundy to mossy green, though the red hues are the most popular. Rose quartz stones are a lovely pink or coral shade and have a frosted appearance. February. The most popular birthstone for February is amethyst, which is a beautiful deep purple gem that can also be green. Onyx is also an accepted birthstone for February. Onyx stones are black, opaque and shiny. March. March's birthstones are aquamarine and bloodstone. Aquamarines come in shades of blue, from light ice-blue to deep sea-green. Bloodstones are quite unique and are typically very dark green with red spots. April. April's traditional birthstone is the diamond. Although a genuine, colorless diamond is the most common April birthstone choice, colored diamonds can also adorn April birthstone jewelry. Lab-created cubic zirconias are beautiful diamond alternatives. Quartz is also an accepted birthstone for April, and comes in many colors and varieties, including chocolate, lime, and rose. May. May's birthstones are emerald, agate and chrysoprase. Emeralds are rare and are classified as one of the four precious gemstones. Emeralds come in a variety of green hues. Agate is very different from emeralds, with stripes of color in hues such as yellow, orange, white, pink and gold. Chrysoprase is a gorgeous sea-green turquoise stone that complements a variety of other stones and colors. June. June's birthstones are pearl, moonstone and alexandrite. Pearls come in many colors, from shiny white shades to deep chocolate hues. Moonstones are very unique and have a beautiful iridescence and luster. Many moonstones look almost like ice, with several layers of pale blue and frosty white. Alexandrites come in many hues, including purple, green and red. Rich, deep purple alexandrites are the most popular. July. July's birthstones are ruby and carnelian. Rubies are enchanting red or pink gems and are one of the four precious gemstones. Carnelians are semi-precious gemstones that come in a variety of red and orange hues, some of them with yellow or brown undertones. August. Peridot and sardonyx are the birthstones for August. Peridots are available in range of green shades from pale yellow-green to deep forest-green. Sardonyx is a form of onyx and can be orange, red or black with red bands. September. September's birthstones include sapphire and lapis. Sapphire is one of the four precious gemstones. Blue is the most popular shade for sapphires, but you can also find pink and clear sapphires. Lapis comes in many shades of blue and can have a marbled or speckled appearance with black or gold stripes or spots. October. October's birthstones are opal and tourmaline. Opals come in many varieties and hues, but the most common opals are white or pink with a shiny, glowing appearance. Tourmalines come in nearly every color imaginable. Some tourmalines are even multi-colored and showcase beautiful harmonious hues in layers. November. November's birthstones are topaz and citrine. Citrines are rare golden varieties of quartz. Citrine stones range in color from pale icy yellow to deep candy-colored lemon. The most common shades of topaz are amber and ice-blue, but pink, green, and multi-colored topaz stones are also available. December. December's birthstones are blue topaz, turquoise, tanzanite and zircon. Turquoise is an opaque, green stone that is popular in Native American and Southwestern-style jewelry. Tanzanite is a brilliant blue or purple stone that is complementary to a variety of other gems. Zircons are commonly confused with cubic zirconias, but they are natural gemstones with bright blue colors and a fiery appearance. View All Birthstone Jewelry Back to Guides Directory View All Birthstone Jewelry
Are you looking for a classy, versatile piece that works well for many different occasions? Invest in a high-quality, well-cut men's velvet blazer. Unlike other tailored pieces, the velvet blazer is comfortable to wear. It looks elegant at formal affairs, sharp at parties and cool for the weekend. Read on to find ways to wear velvet blazers in almost any setting. Put on a velvet blazer when attending a formal dinner. A black velvet blazer is an easy way to look polished at formal affairs. In contrast to the stiff tuxedo, the blazer evokes a warmer, effortless style. Create an outfit with a crisp collared shirt and a distinctive tie or bow tie. Add color in the tie or shirt so that your outfit includes more than black or white. If you are wearing a white shirt, select a colored or patterned tie or bow. Only wear one velvet piece at a time and wear tailored dress pants with your velvet blazer for a polished look perfect for any presentation or performance. Wear velvet on the weekend. Dress a velvet blazer down with a pair of denim jeans. Dressier colors, such as black and navy, will allow you to go to a more upscale party or on a date, while brown, tan and grey blazers look more casual. Pair a dark blazer with dark jeans for a stylish look or wear lighter jeans to create a sharp color contrast. A brown men's blazer will look rugged and vintage with a pair of worn-in, stonewashed jeans. Pair a velvet blazer with jeans for a party. The velvet blazer works well in a party atmosphere because it looks both dressy and cool. A black velvet blazer or navy blue men's blazer is most traditional, but you can also keep it more casual than your formal attire by wearing a turtleneck or cable-knit sweater instead of a collared shirt. Finish the outfit with a pair of dark jeans to create an edgier, effortless look or wear tailored pants for a put-together look. View All Men's Blazers Back to Guides Directory View All Men's Blazers
Did you know the colors you use in your home decor can affect your mood? According to the psychology of color, the way you perceive certain colors translates into the world around you, including your home. For example, yellow is energizing while blue is calming. This guide will help you learn how to use colors in your home to your benefit, and your family's.
Leather has always been trendy, and leather necklaces are a current hot item. Leather necklaces are very hip in men's jewelry categories because they are masculine, edgy and nature-inspired. Whether you choose black leather jewelry, brown leather men's necklaces or dyed leather necklaces, leather jewelry is versatile and always unique. You can add leather necklaces to any basic outfit to punch up the style; check out the top trends in leather men's necklaces before you start shopping.
Whether you're hanging out with friends and family around town, traveling or simply relaxing during the weekend, you need a pair of flattering men's jeans that can withstand wear and tear and go where you go. Find the styles you want, including men's designer jeans and men's low-rise jeans, and get the perfect fit with just a few tips. Read on to find the best men's blue jeans for your body.
Moonstones have a hypnotic glow and an enchanting appearance. The subtle color shifts and changing faces of moonstone gems have enticed jewelry lovers since ancient times. Moonstone jewelry was once believed to render wearers invisible. Whether you favor the traditional blue gems or one of the other shades of moonstone, wearing moonstone jewelry will add a mystical dimension to your style. Choose from a wide selection of moonstone rings, moonstone necklaces, moonstone bracelets and moonstone earrings.
Whether you live and work in a hot climate or simply want lightweight men's suits for spring and summer weather, men's seersucker suits are a fashionable option. The name, which comes from the Persian phrase for milk and honey, was probably coined because of the all-cotton fabric's bumpy texture and colors, traditionally blue and white. There's no need to wear hot, uncomfortable suits for men during humid weather when you can purchase a seersucker suit that keeps you stylish and cool. Read on for tips on buying men's seersucker suits.
Deciding on your wedding colors is one of the most fun and creative parts of wedding planning. If you're planning a summer wedding, the sky is the limit in terms of color options. Anything goes nowadays, even formerly "wintery" colors, such as navy blue and black. The key is in pairing up the perfect combinations of colors. If you're looking for a little inspiration, take a look our 10 best wedding colors -- and color combinations -- for a beautiful summer wedding.
Plan the perfect cowboy birthday party for your little cowhands and their posse with a Western-themed party. With the right decorations, games and food, you can create a hoedown that your child and his or her friends will remember for years to come. Find cowboy party supplies and crafts for a colossal cowboy party, and don't forget to capture every moment with your camera. Invitations. Create cowboy party invitations that look like "wanted" posters using recycled brown cardstock paper. Print a black-and-white picture of the cowboy or cowgirl of honor in the center and use an old-style font or block lettering. Include the time and place for the round-up on the cowboy party invitations. Use fun phrases such as "howdy partner" and "saddle up for the showdown" for added laughs. Ask guests to come in their favorite cowboy attire, including rugged jeans, flannels and boots. Decorations. For cowboy party decorations, cover tables with red and white tablecloths. Display "wanted" posters of the birthday cowboy or cowgirl throughout the cowboy party room. Add balloons in colors of red, white and blue. Shape strands of rope into lassos and place them on the tables or hang them on chairs. Use bandanas or a Western-themed fabric for place mats. Create large cutouts of cacti, horses and cowboys for decorations. Bales of hay, stalks of corn and other items can add to the cowboy party decorations. Place bottles of water or juice boxes in a wheelbarrow filled with ice for refreshments. Dress up. Costumes and clothing can add to the cowboy birthday party theme. Because all guests may not know each other, give each guest a name tag cut to look like a sheriff's badge. Use silver cardstock cut into star shapes and attach the name tags with safety pins or tape. Provide guests with bandanas in a variety of colors. Give each guest a straw cowboy hat and a water pistol for an authentic cowboy look. Games. Though cowboys can be serious, there is nothing like having several fun games planned for even the roughest, toughest cowboy to enjoy. If you're holding a summer party, tell all cowboys and cowgirls to bring their swimsuit for a shoot-out using water pistols. Have a galloping contest; use brooms as pretend ponies and have races to see whose horse is the fastest. Old-fashioned potato-sack jumping contests are easy to assemble. Hold a boot toss contest: Have children toss bean bags, gold coins or other cowboy party supplies into an old pair of worn cowboy boots. Food. Create an old-fashioned homemade spread, complete with a cowboy party cake. Barbecued hamburgers and hot dogs or sloppy joes are always a favorite for little cowboys and cowgirls. Salsa and chips, beef jerky and even pulled pork sandwiches are additional ideas. Corn on the cob and cornbread are traditional cowboy staples. Create a cowboy party cake in the shape of a hat, pony or boot to continue the theme. Goodie bags. Thank each guest for coming by giving them a galvanized pail filled with cowboy party favors. Fill each pail with a small amount of straw or hay. Add trail mix, gold coins and licorice rope to each pail. Tie pieces of raffia or fabric for additional decoration to the pail's handle. For other cowboy party favors, consider purchasing small plastic harmonicas, sheriff badges and cowboy figurines. View All Crafts Back to Guides Directory View All Crafts
Make your morning routine less mundane with robes that are comfortable for lounging and sufficiently warm. Whether you want to surprise someone with a classic men's robe or give a luxurious women's robe as a gift, there are many different styles and fabrics that will allow you to find the perfect present. Read on for tips on buying robes for every member of your family.
Men are choosing to wear more color and patterns at the office, during business travel and out for dinner on the town. Men's plaid shirts offer an alternative to solid men's dress shirts while maintaining a classic neat appearance. Dress up a plaid shirt by adding accessories and coordinating it with your entire outfit.
When decorating a guy's bedroom, the bedspread often becomes the focal point of the room. Bedspreads designed with bold colors, striking logos and simple, geometric designs are most suitable for a guys' bedroom. Darker colors and printed styles with logos of a favorite sports team or hobby are just a few options for guy's bedding, and there are dozens of options available for twin, full and king beds. Take a look below to learn the best bedspreads for guys.
Wearing a suit or even a dress shirt and pants day in and out can get pretty dull, so why not spice things up with men's ties? Pair bold ties with crisp white men's dress shirts or complement colored shirts with men's neckties in subdued tones and patterns. No matter what your style is, you can find men's ties that look great with your suit and let you show off your personality. Read on for tips on choosing ties, both for work and for special occasions.
When you are shopping for makeup for your eyes, it is important to choose the right shades for your skin tone and style. Different shades of eye shadow let you create a variety of eye makeup looks for every occasion and accentuate your eye color beautifully. Whether you're going for a bright, bold look for a night on the town or want to look professional for a presentation at work, you will want to choose the best eye shadow color for you and the activity. Finding several shades of eye shadow and other eye makeup that look great on you will bring out your natural beauty. Using a few basic makeup tips, you can learn to blend eye makeup together to create a beautiful, special makeup look. Use our beauty tips to choose the best eye shadow shade for you and use it like a professional.
Whether you're standing, walking or sitting all day, you need Birkenstock shoes that provide the support and versatility you need. Designed in Germany, Birkenstock shoes are known for their molded foot beds and unmatched comfort. With a variety of versatile shoe styles from Birkenstock, you are sure to find Birkenstock shoes that fit your style and fit your feet even better. Follow these tips to discover the best styles of Birkenstocks for you.
You can decorate your newborn baby boy's nursery in many ways. You can opt for something traditional or you can be as creative as you like. Whatever you do, be sure to choose something that you love and that you think will fit the personality of your little boy. One way to think about nursery decor is to think in terms of themes. Here are a few of the most popular nursery decor themes to help you decide how to decorate a nursery for your baby boy.
Emeralds, sapphires, and rubies -- these are perhaps the most beloved of colored gemstones. But many bright and enchanting gems are available to accessorize your personal style and fill your jewelry box. A gemstone is a mineral that is used to decorate items of value, usually jewelry, but also household items and even clothing. Gem-quality minerals must be rare stones, which increases their value, with attractive color and enough durability to tolerate cutting and polishing. Learn more about these dazzling jewels with this checklist of popular gemstones.
The birthstones for November capture the brilliant glow of autumn leaves. On those overcast days when it gets dark early, citrine and yellow topaz will add plenty of sparkle to your clothing and your mood. When you're shopping for November birthstone jewelry, consider the special properties of each of these enchanting gems.