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COLOUR vs BLACK+WHITE

 

Jun
05
2014

I am still researching ideas for my living room and have recently been browsing some Scandinavian blogs. The ones I have viewed are very modern and show a predilection for black and white interiors.

Even though I love colour, after looking at the Scandinavian blogs, I started to like the black and white palette. The photographs looked fabulous, but would I feel like I am living in an art gallery or hotel? I ask myself, “Could I live with black and white?”

I, more often than not, tend to wear colour. I find that wearing colour makes me feel happy, confident, and expresses my creativity. I suppose it all depends on how I feel on the day, whether I wear monochrome neutrals or colour. I would comment that how you dress, determines what you choose for your house interior. It does for me, anyway.

So colour or black and white?….I have come to the conclusion that I need colour in my life, I need personality! Would you agree or disagree?!

 

COLOUR IMAGES taken from Pinterest and John Lewis

 

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BLACK & WHITE images taken from DESIGN & FORM

 

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PATTERNED WALLPAPER

 

May
05
2014

 

I have been browsing around and deciding on what type of wallpapers I would like for the living room. I absolutely love pattern and colour, so was excited about looking at all the different styles. I have discovered that I am definitely drawn to geometrical and contemporary floral patterned wallpaper.

After researching for a couple of hours (and finding myself completely spoilt for choice), I narrowed it down to a few ideas. See below for some great patterned wallpapers –

 

 

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Most of the wallpapers are taken from pinterest, however which designers and where they came from where not visible. If you know who designed them or where I can buy the wallpapers from, please let me know by commenting on this post.

When considering the pattern and colour of the wallpaper, I will need to choose a lighter shade, as the living room is long and rectangular. I want the room to look light and fresh, so I also may need to place mirrors in darker areas of the room to reflect light into particular darker spaces.

Overall, I will paint the walls in perhaps an off white colour and I want to emphasise the wall where the sideboard is placed against, therefore this wall will be wallpapered, making a feature of it. On the plain walls, I intend to hang artwork, adding more of an eclectic and personal look.

It would be best to not wallpaper each wall, as I want the room to breathe and to not look too cluttered. I like space and seeing as this room is used to relax in the evening, I don’t want it to feel chaotic!