Home Decor: Decorate with the Colors of Mardi Gras

Are you attending a Mardi Gras party this year or just looking to add an interesting color combination to your home decor?  Mardi Gras and Fat Tuesday fall on Tuesday, February 21, 2012 this year and, regardless of your religious affiliation, this is often a time to have some fun in both your attire and your home decor.

The traditional colors of Mardi Gras are purple, green, and gold.  While this may sound like a pretty tough color combination to use in your home decor, you might be surprised at how lovely it can be.

This Hinkly pattern in fig from Robert Allen would be beautiful as draperies or bedding in a formal dining room or add a moody feel to the master bedroom.  The subtle stripe pattern is gender neutral and can be used in both masculine and feminine areas.

How about this masculine plaid as upholstery, bedding and window treatment fabric in your son’s bedroom as he transitions from a boy to a young man?  Those Mardi Gras beads you collected can be used as fun tiebacks! (And no one has to know how you got them!)

McGeary in African Violet from Robert Allen

These springy colors can work all the way into Easter and on into summer with pretty fabrics like Beacon Hill’s Blooming Roses in Plum.  Use this in the sunroom, guest room, or to add a light touch to your own bedroom during the summer months.

And don’t forget the youngest members of the family when it comes time to add a touch of Mardi Gras to your home’s decor.  Robert Allen’s @ Home collection offers a sweet purple, green and gold print that will delight any little girl.

Robert Allen @ Home Castle in multi