Interior / June 21, 2018 / .
It happens to everyone, you are shopping and see the perfect home decor accessory. Immediately you think, this will look perfect in my TV room. Of course, you give in to the impulse buy and excitedly bring home your new-found treasure only to discover that what looked liked the ideal accessory looks hideous when put in place, and you are left saying, What was I thinking? Where did I go wrong?
With consumers becoming more aware of how their throw-away shopping habits affect the planet, is already seeing a move towards handmade and eco-friendly products that have character and longevity. Imperfections are being embraced, and natural finishes such as these raw pink plaster walls are cossetting in our hectic lives. Toughen them up with a contrasting element, hard with soft. Hard materials seen here such as leather, steel and wood are contrasted by the soft hand-woven jute rug, linen cushions and houseplants. Tones of terracotta, cream and sage work well with this pink palette and can be added to your room with throws, rugs and cushions. And if you want to add a touch of glamour, throw in a couple of brass candlesticks or picture frames.
Classic colours are certainly not going away, still love whites and greys, but also loving less traditional neutrals. In particular, the colour green, as seen in this bedroom. It works to bring a moody feel to any space but does not feel overwhelming at all. This master bedroom remains bright and sophisticated, boasting a Farrow & Ball Studio Green feature wall, and pastel soft finishing touches. Shades of dusty pink lift the moodiness of the deep green, creating the perfect balance with surrounding grey walls. Throw in some brass finishes and you are bang-on-trend!
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.