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INJECTING COLOUR

 

Apr
20
2014

Whilst working out how I want to decorate my living room, I have been investigating various ways of applying hints of colour.

If you like the minimal and uncluttered look, yet don’t want your room to look stark, and if you have white walls and you want to add accents of colour or pattern, then you can add interest by injecting some colour and pattern. This can be done by either accessorizing and/or accentuating certain features of the room, such as doors, window frames, small walls etc… By doing this, you will give your room an identity, personal to you.

I am particularly interested in using bright, ‘neon’ colours. I absolutely love what can be done with these colours and may consider applying it to a door or adding brightly coloured accessories when decorating my living room.

Here are some examples of what I have been looking at :-
(The images below were all found on Pinterest)

 

DOORS,WINDOWS,WALLS AND BRIGHT LIGHTING

 

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This neon lime green looks fab with the black and white wallpaper.

 

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Just add a border around each door panel.

 

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Yellow window frame with yellow and green accessories.

 

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Neon red contrasting with the neutral colour palette.

 

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Neon pink lighting on white walls.

 

 

COLOURED FURNITURE

 

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Bright yellow cabinet picking out the yellows in the rug.

 

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Green drawers stand out against the white walls and look great with the black television and colours within the artwork.

 

 

COLOURFUL ABSTRACT ART AND SOFT FURNISHINGS

 

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Injecting hints of cobalt blue and yellow within the neutral palette.

 

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Pink and blue shades look pretty against the white sofa and walls.

 

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Love the yellows, orange and blue tones in the white bedroom. They are enough and not overpowering for a relaxing bedroom.

 

 

 

PATTERNED WALLPAPER WITH PLAIN FURNITURE

 

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Plain yellow chair and blue patterned floral wallpaper.

 

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Gold polka dots and cerise pink chair look very glam!

 

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Multi coloured floral and leaf patterned wallpaper adds interest with white interior walls and chair.

 

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The red neon table looks fab against the small floral wallpaper.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Time to decorate!

 

Apr
17
2014

After spending nearly three years in my house,it’s about time that I started to add my own stamp on it! Not many people get the chance to decorate straight away and yet some people like to decorate before they move into their property. I fell into the first bracket i.e. not being able to afford to and also, I am really particular. Basically, I just want to make sure that I get it right,and to achieve this, I will need to create a moodboard illustrating the colours, patterns, furniture and theme etc…. I will do this once I’ve collated my ideas from magazines, interior blogs and websites.

I have two living rooms; one is currently being used as an office and the other is at the rear of the house, with beautiful Cheshire countryside views. This is the room that I like to relax in and will be decorating first.

I absolutely love white walls and walls with a hint of colour or that have a patterned feature. You can then contrast this with brighter coloured works of art, ornamental accessories, carpets/wooden flooring, furniture and lighting.

Ideas that I have seen and loved so far are from the Living etc magazine, Living etc website and my pinterest account. Here are a few examples that appeal to me so far:

Living room examples

 

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I have noticed that there is a common theme i.e. arrangement of eclectic furniture, white or pastel coloured walls, and hints of geometric pattern. This gives me an indication of my tastes and direction as what to consider when putting elements together for the living room.

I just love pattern and putting gorgeous colour combinations, often adding brights with white, darker shades and more sombre colours to bind them all together.

Watch this space! 🙂