Interior / June 26, 2018 / .
Mixing different textures, contemporary furniture with brown antiques and vibrant colours to create a unique, beautifully bold room. Bright velvet cushions, a purple leather ottoman mixed with printed fabric, ceramic lamps and artwork, silk velvet sofas. Forget your bog-standard grey or neutral rooms, the only beige thing about this room is the suede walls, why use paint when you can use fabric?!
Other rooms are a bit more difficult, such as sitting rooms or dens. Do not just scatter furnishings about the room first, find a focus or purpose for the room, and then place the furnishings around that focal point. For example a fireplace, a gaming table, a large painting, or even a coffee table that encourages guests to sit and converse.
2018 is the year of the colour pop on the interiors scene and this living room completed by us last year perfectly illustrates how embracing bright colours will help you achieve a room that wows. This room really makes a statement with purposeful hits of bold colours in the deep sumptuous teal velvet on the seating, vibrant yellow lighting and splashes of pink in the accessories it creating a fresh, energised and personality packed room. The statement art above the sofa incorporating all the colours in the scheme brings cohesion and cements those colour pops!
A common mistake that most of us are guilty of painting first. Put that paint brush down! First, you need to pick out the rooms fabrics and main textiles, such as rugs and curtains. Because it is simply much easier to find fabrics that we love and then pick out paint to match. While it is much harder to find a fabric that we love, that also just so happens to match the paint we have already put on our walls.