This time of year is a period of transition. We are moving away from the dark dreary days of winter to the first glimmers of spring. With spring’s appearance just around the corner, the new colour trend is green. Green is one of my favourite colours and I couldn’t be happier that it is finally getting the credit it deserves.
Green is commonly thought of as an horrendous colour to decorate your house with, but times are finally changing. There are so many varied hues of green that there is a perfect shade for everyone, from bright lime green, to olive, to dark seaweed green.
Whatever your preferred style, there’s a perfect hue for you
There are various ways to add green to your entrance-way. You could be subtle and paint the walls a simple pale duck egg green, or be bold and paint the staircase a daring teal. Another alternative is to paint a cupboard that may be sitting in the hallway, or a cloak room, to add a pop of colour to an otherwise minimalist space.
You can be as daring or as subtle as you want. The kitchen is a great way to experiment with colour, from accessorising with light fittings and utensils to choosing bold kitchen cabinets, such as the last kitchen pictured above.
The Dining Room/Breakfast Bar
As well as the kitchen, the dining room is a great way to play with colour and let your creative juices flow. There are a variety of options available, from chairs to crockery, as seen in the pictures above. A nice way to inject some colour, if you don’t fancy being so daring, you can choose to buy or upholster chairs in different colours to the room, seen above in the breakfast bar, or even mismatch chairs by using a bench and chairs, or a range of vintage chairs, depending on your interior design preference (picture’s 2 and 3).
The Living Room
Yes, living rooms should be places of relaxation, but sometimes a burst of colour is needed. You can do this through furniture, such as sofas or coffee tables. A subtle way of adding colour can be through upholstering furniture that is already there, saving you money. For example, you could paint the inside of your side cabinet (seen above), or the outside of your fireplace stand (below).
The Master Bedroom
In my opinion, it’s nice to leave the bedroom neutral-looking because you don’t want to be distracted by too much when you’re trying to sleep. A few examples are above of more natural-looking bedrooms, my personal favourite being the room in the middle which is kept super simple, yet not too boring – although it could do with a cushion on the bed. The bedroom on the far right is perfectly assembled too, just enough green but without being too overpowering.
If you want to be subtle, accessorise
An alternative to painting walls and changing furniture is to use accessories. Cushions are a great way to introduce colour into a room and there are always so many available, whatever your budget may be. If you’re not a cushion person, other ways to add colour can be to accessorise using picture frames, books and storage boxes to name a few.
Bring the Outside, Inside
Additionally, you could bring the outside, in, by purchasing some simple homely plants that are low maintenance but look great. Examples of these might be cactus’ and ivy, orchids are a popular choice and can last for years if you tend to them well.