The New Year is in full swing and you’re probably feeling a little deflated after all of the festive fun you just had. If you’re feeling a little lost and there are still five or six months until your annual two-week break in the sun, why don’t you start a little home project? By little project, we don’t mean having a deep clean or re-staining some old dining room chairs. No, we mean go bigger and bolder and completely revamp the look of your home – or at least a room or two.
By little project, we don’t mean having a deep clean or re-staining some old dining room chairs. No, we mean go bigger and bolder and completely revamp the look of your home – or at least a room or two.
This year has seen colour burst back into fashion, sitting alongside the neutral Scandi look that’s been ever so popular over the last few years. However, many of us are probably a little scared of embracing a big, bold colour pop in a room that’s otherwise been soaked in neutrals for the last five years.
However, these two can sit in perfect harmony. From dashing sofas from the likes of Heal’s, to signature walls and matching key pieces to each other, let us talk you through how to make colour work for your home in 2019.
Make Bold Statements
If you’re looking to bring a splash of bold colour to your room, you could start of by going for one striking signature move. This could include adding a brightly coloured chair or sofa to offset the neutral tones of the room, or even a huge colourful rug that fills the floor space. Of course, you could be a bit more daring and make the biggest wall in the room a deep, striking colour; think turquoise, purple or orange this year.
A Little Accent
Of course, you could start off a little smaller than this by bringing in bold accents to the room. Add some striking cushions or stand out blankets to start, and then branch out into little decorative pieces like lamps and photo frames.
This can also work in reverse too. You could be really daring and opt to go for a dark coloured room – maybe a grey, dark blue or black. You can then mix in either bold orange and purple accents, or more neutral ones to offset the darkness. Surprisingly, dark colours don’t actually shrink a room.
For those who don’t want to go too bold, then you could opt for an in-between with some nice hero shades. Rather than deep bottle greens and blacks, try a soft sage or a light grey. This can either be achieved through accents like cushions or through painting a whole wall. This is a great way to introduce more colour to your home, without taking it too far if you’re not sure you’ll change your mind in a few weeks’ time.
So, be daring this year and splash some colour around your rooms, the perfect way to offset those New Year blues.