You might think that COLOUR is a strange theme for the first month of winter, but we say NAY! Let’s drive the grey away with some amazing colourful inspiration and get through the cold together.
For those of you who have been reading this blog for a while – or who have been to my house or seen it in magazines – will know that I embrace colour. Or I used to anyway. See recently, I have had the need to do a clean up and clear out of epic proportions and have ended up with a white canvas. I needed to declutter my mind. And my home – which is very much a reflection of what’s going on inside my head – ended up being the literal manifestation of that. I love this about my space, the simplicity of it once I stripped it of adornment, but I also have a collection of art and accessories that I love and want to display without it taking over the space. Now, bringing in colour is really a careful process so that I may hang on to that calm and serenity. And there are so many ways to do that!
Framed and Printed
For the first time in my life, I have beautiful blank walls to hang my art on, without them vying for attention against colourful backgrounds. Art is a wonderful way to introduce colour to a home without it being overpowering. A single painting can transform a room, or create a gallery wall with a collection of favourite paintings, print and pictures. Best Friends for Frosting & Style Me Pretty.
Choosing a colourful piece of furniture is quite a big deal for me – I am too safe and too sensible (only because I know that I have a very short attention span and might soon want a different colour). But in my decluttering exercise I have also learnt that even if you spend decent money on something that is meant to be an investment piece – like an expensive sofa – you will probably still get tired of it in a few years. So if the mood takes you and you want to get that acid yellow sofa, go for it! If that sunshiny mood leaves, you can always sell it again. Oh Joy! & The Design Files
Adding a few curated accessories could is a great way to add pops of colour to a neutral room. Don’t clutter it up – no-one wants to sit propped up against 23 scatters like a teddy on a tween’s bed. Just 2 or 3 are enough to add a bit of detail. Rugs and lampshade are also very useful elements to add colour, texture and pattern to a room. The Every Girl & Lus Home
There are many more ways with colour that we will explore this month. So be sure to check back regularly to see what we’re up to!