Ever look at the rooms in your home and think there’s something missing, even though you might love your furniture and everything chosen to go with it, is there something that could possibliy add a bit more life to the space?
Color is what is missing. For one who loves neutrals in my own space and turning around one day to look at my small living area, I just didn’t seem to love it anymore. Everything just seemed to blend. A perfect example of pieces I loved in the space but it was just missing some color. Knowing as we mature in life our styles change. My style for neutrals has remained the same for quite a while now, but embracing color in my living space was a change I was happy to make and it wasn’t through paint color on the wall.
Changes were made through accessories. An accent pillow full of texture and loads of color. Hot pink florals, a bright green and yellow hummingbird embroidered on a gray and white textured fabric was full of style. Perfect for the small settee. The inspiration for adding color was with a turn of the head to see the mandolin sitting proudly on the settee, placed perfectly without knowing.
Adding fresh cut flowers from your garden is another way to add brightness to your space. I’m fortunate to step outside and cut fresh blue hydrangea to add as a centerpiece on the neutral coffee table made of reclaimed wood. The blue is perfect up against the neutral color settee in the background. Simple things like fresh fruit can add color to any space.
Green apples, oranges, mixed with red apples add bright fresh color placed in a bowl on a table or even in a guest bedroom for overnight guests to enjoy.
Pops of color can also be added to a white fireplace mantle. Embracing neutral for such a long time, summer provides the opportunity to be creative with fresh flowers and containers to place them in. Finding an ivory background color water pitcher made of terracotta clay with a blue design was the perfect item to add additional color to my mantle. Adding orange Parisian lilies to the pitcher added the height needed and achieved the goal for brightness. Combining more blue hydrangea was a plus.
Greenery is another way to add brightness. House plants such as Boston fern are not only space fillers, but also add a sense of warmth and color to a room. Succulents are another way to add color with various shades of greens and purples and can dress up a window sill at the same time.
Embracing color in a space can be done tastefully. Having a neutral backdrop in a room helps when adding various colors at the same time to a space.
Bright Ideas of Adding Color:
· Accent pillow full of color
· A musical instrument (even if you do play, it’s a great prop)
· Fresh hydrangea
· Fresh fruit
· Green plants