Give your home a bright and airy feel­ing

Winnipeg Free Press - Section G - - HOMES - CON­NIE OLIVER

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.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Canada

© PressReader. All rights reserved.