I don’t think it is any secret that I love neutrals, particularly cold neutrals. Grey, navy, white, and more grey. So a while back when my girl Emily Henderson told me that every room needs to be balanced with some warmth, I was like well crap. What do I do with my grey, blue, and white furniture that I just bought. Luckily I figured out that just a little bit of warmth goes a long way, and here are some of my favorite ways to add it.
Image credit Have I used this picture in a post recently? I feel like I have.
So I used to hate wood furniture. I wanted to paint everything because I thought wood was old and ugly looking. Obviously I was being stupid, because a nice piece of wood furniture can really warm up a room. I love finding used antique pieces so it doesn’t look like I just bought my whole room from Target (although you know I love me some Target.)
Obviously I’m obsessed with gold. Every room needs a little glamour. A little goes a long way here. Notice how just a couple of small pieces lighten up the whole room.
I typically am more drawn to neutral rugs because they are kind of a large purchase and get scared that I will get sick of a super colorful one but a vibrant rug in a neutral room is maybe one of my favorite things.
This is absolutely the easiest and cheapest way to bring in some color. It’s amazing what some art or pretty books can add. Even if you don’t have a bookcase, grab some colorful books and stack them under some candles or even lamp. Instant gratification.
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It’s a snow (actually ice) day here in Charlotte so I hope everyone stays safe out there!!
I feel like I made the same mistakes a few years ago! When it came time to purchase our den rug, I went very neutral so that it could blend with whatever color scheme I was craving at the moment. But now I’m wishing I had a much bolder or colorful rug so that everything didn’t look so cream and brown. I’m almost ready for someone to have an accident on my rug so that I can have a real excuse to replace it, haha. Jenn at East Meets South Blog
Books in order by colour gets me every time…
I like! You have kept some wood. Your house is beautiful!