Give your home a bright and airy feeling
THERE’S something to be said about a room that’s light and bright. Our feature photograph, courtesy of CIL Paints, is no exception. The colour palette in this room gives you a sense of casual comfort and charm. It’s a summery, beachside look that is elegant but not fussy.
The sky blue wall colour (CIL Siesta) is crisp and cool and bodes well against the soft white trim and the light flooring. One might consider this lovely blue colour for a bedroom or powder room but it works just as well in this living room setting. Considering colours outside of your comfort zone will give you more options when planning to redecorate. Keep this in mind.
If you’re considering a similar décor change, you’ll want to bring in grounding elements so the space doesn’t look too pretentious or cute. You want a grown-up space befitting your lifestyle. In our feature room, the accessories help make the space mature and sophisticated. There is an eclectic mix of tribal masks, ornate mirrors and colourful vases and artwork. The dark brown toss cushion and lampshade are a good choice versus light blue or white, for example. I’d probably go with a darker area carpet but the one in the photograph may well have been the jumping off point for the entire colour scheme.
Work with what you have.
Colour and light are key to an airy feeling in your home.