Spring is in the air

 

Colour is in the eye of the beholder!

 

Spring is definitely in air, which can mean only one thing, Spring cleaning!

Once you have cleaned your home it’s generally only then that the need for decorating becomes apparent.

Lighter colours have become very fashionable over the last few years due to the scandi influence bloggers, however

warm brown, earthy tones are being used more reuquentely in our homes.

Colours effect our brains in ways that can change our mood and behavior and the colour brown,  creates warmth and a feeling of being protected in the home.

Brown walls look great against a lighter wood/carpet and by using a darker toned wood/carpet, this can also increase the warmth and the feeling of comfort in your home.


TIPS
1, Orange shades of brown add a warmer tone
2, Soft browns such as cappuccino, do not absorb as much light as darker tones.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Add Instant Glamour to your home in 5 Simple Steps

Step 1- Add a large plant to your living room (The larger the better as it creates drama whilst also looking great!)

Step 2- Hang a huge mirror (Ornate to add more glamour or you can transform an old mirror with a lick of regal,  gold paint, or fashionable rose gold) It doesn’t have to be expensive either. You can pick them up quite cheaply in second hand shops and gumtree too!

Step 3- Either add a dark colour to you walls or your floors. (If you opt for dark walls and dark floors, you may find the space slightly oppressive). If you haven’t got the added bonus of natural light, then do not fret, down lights can create much needed light where absent. Note; Dark flooring creates added depth and warmth to a room.

Step 4- Add gold accents. Whether its a side table, candlestick or picture frame, gold screams glamour and opulence and if you find it too ostentatious then why not try the less formal, rose gold.

Step 5-Velvet. Yes, the luxurious fabric that feels as fabulous as it looks. If your budget doesn’t extend to replacing your sofa, then add the odd throw or cushion for that added textural dimension.

Please send us your pics of your glamorous  homes so you can help inspire others 🙂