Have you ever thought about the colours in your house?
Really thought about them?
Decorating with colour is more about visual balance than ‘equality’. Decorator’s often follow what is known as the 60-30-10 rule:
- 60 percent of a dominant colour (like the wall colour)
- 30 percent of a secondary colour (like the couch & chair, or the flooring)
- 10 percent of an accent colour
That’s what cheap and cheerful accents are for.
And that’s what our COLOUR YOUR WORLD series is all about!
Each post in the series will include a colour-themed mood board full of (mainly) cheap and cheerful ideas for adding colour to your space, along with the goods on where to find all the featured goodies.
We’ll help you see that you don’t need to be afraid of colour – because it can always be changed.
Colour Injecting Tips:
- Toss pillows are the perfect accent to change up your colours. Buy inexpensive pillow forms from places like Ikea (their feather inserts are only $6!), and keep a stash of colourful covers at the ready. This saves space and money!
- Just because your lamps came with white shades, doesn’t mean they have to stay white. Add a fun shot of colour by switching up a lamp shade or two.
- Artwork in the form of inexpensive digital prints is another gorgeous way to add some colour to a room. Simply exchange prints in a standard frame when the colourful mood strikes.
- Much like toss pillows, throw blankets can inject your room with a little colour personality – and add that cozy factor too.
- A small rug or a group of diminutive ottomans ups your colour quotient on a slightly larger scale.
- If you’re feeling really brave, you could paint an accent wall in a bright bold colour or even a dark moody hue. It can always be painted over later on.
Okay, are you ready?
This time, in honour of autumn, we’re featuring the bright bold orange hue
Where to find all the pretties:
1. Mill Creek Oskar Persimmon Outdoor Maze Square Decorative Pillow, Land of Pillows (etsy).
2. Chip It! by Sherwin-Williams. Coordinating paint colours include: Extra White, Raucous Orange, Inviting Ivory, Renwick Golden Oak, Roycroft Copper Red.
3. Chealsea Hotel, New York photograph, Eye Poetry Photography (etsy).
4. Dragon Tree, Committed Photography.
5. Persimmon Ruffled Drum Shade, Lamps Plus.
6. Square Lacquer Trays, West Elm.
7. Fillsta Table Lamp, Ikea.
8. Paprika Mohair Throw, Serena & Lily. (Admittedly not cheap, but there are similar out there for less).
9. Dwell Studio Vintage Blossom Persimmon Throw Pillow, abc home.
10. White Bird on Orange Linen Pillow Cover, Sweet Nature Designs (etsy).
11. Punched Ceramic Pumpkin Luminaries, Pottery Barn.
12. Nail Polish, essie.
13. Quad Persimmon Stool, CB2.
14. notNeutral Seasons Rug, Bobby Berk Home.
What do you think of decorating with colour? Are you all in? Or doing it in baby steps?