Colorblocking is still everywhere (Pinterest counts as “everywhere,” right?), so I figure why not have a little fun with it in your home?
It’s easy enough in fashion to pair color with color, and when fickle trends have moved on, pair everything with neutrals again. When it comes to decorating your home though, you’re looking at a bigger commitment. To make sure you’ll still love your space long after the colorblocking trend has moved on, choose one big item in the room (sofa, dining table, rug, etc.) to go colorful with that you really love. I’ll focus on pieces for a living room in this post. These are some good options:
Next, mix in the smaller pieces like lamps and end tables, while still going colorful.
At this point, you’ve got the basics in place, but it’s this final step that really makes a room look good. Time for the pillows, blankets, and tchotchkes!
Now, to put it all together… Keep the rest of the room subdued and neutral, and it will be easy to change the colorblocked look when you’re ready for a change. If you kept the orange chair above, you could move the yellow lamp, pillow, and throw blanket to the other side of the room (over to the couch, say). Then swap out the blue table for something less colorful (paint it, move it to another room, or Craigslist it), and add a different pillow to the chair for a new look.
chair • throw blankets • yellow pillow • white pillow • blue table • yellow lamp • floor lamp
Don’t you love how technology has made it easier to see how something will look? Thank you, Photoshop, my favorite decorating tool.
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