As we know, refreshing our home design and decor is a great way to lift our spirits and inspire our creativity. This is not about square footage or floor plans, it’s about the power of colour in our lives. When it comes to home decor and interior design, getting colours right can be a game changer.
Of course there’s lots of ways you can go about this, but we wanted to share some great tips that actually work. High fashion and design trends are great when we build a new home, but most often we are working with smaller projects and how change makes us feel. When it comes to colour, a little science and alchemy can work magic to motivate or inspire a new direction.
Our new Summer Colour Collection has filled our day with stunning bright colours and bold design, so we’d like to inspire you with a reminder to give some attention to the colours in your life. This might mean a change in scenery, some new home decor ideas, a boost to your wardrobe or just a splash of fresh colour on your walls.
Colours have a real impact on our mood. Did you know the ancient study of Aura Soma is based on holistic practices which use prepared colours to create balance and self-awareness for realising our potential?
When it comes to colour a little more knowledge goes a long way so let’s explore how specific colours in our house design or even wall decor can make a big difference. This might inspire you to refresh your home decor with a rethink on paint colors and other creative room ideas.
Bursts of colour work so well with our contemporary white walls and muted tones that feature in so many modern homes. A perfect blank canvas for our ready to hang wall hangings! The pinks, green and orange plus splashes of sparkle inspire a project for a gorgeous makeover for a girl’s bedroom. We loved this article from bedroom design experts which challenges design ideas and color for the master bedroom as well as for small bedrooms.
So why is colour so important? Because when we are feeling good we are open to attract the things we really want and value. Negative thoughts and emotions constrict our energy and shut down potential for attracting the things we want. In fact, we will get more of what we don’t want if our negative thoughts hold our attention.
Refreshing a bedroom for your teenager is a more involved process than removing bunk beds, outgrown toys and childish decorations. A teens bedroom can reflect their personality at a time when there is confusion about identity. As well as introducing colour that feels good the colour choices are an opportunity for self expression. A room makeover is also a great time to get organised around work, study and other personal interests.
More budget design ideas for your room renovation
We love low budget ideas for refreshing our home and making great use of space. If you need more storage ideas, floating shelves are a very efficient use of space to keep your room airy and open. This is also an alternative to having furniture filling your floor space. Another trick for creating space is moving the bed from the centre of the room to the corner along the wall. If has a way of making a room feel cosy too.
Creating a neutral canvas in your space is the perfect way to make good use of your new splashes of colour. There are other tricks that will help you to make good use of your space, especially for a bedroom renovation. Reducing clutter is high on the list, keep your stuff down to your favourite essentials. Mirrors in the room are a well-known trick to creating the perception of light and space.
We wanted to bring a little bit of science to expand our understanding of our responses to colour. For many of us we have already come to know how colour is a reflection of our culture, our natural environment and our personality so this can be a good conversation to have with your teen as you are planning your new decor.
Here’s a brief guide to remind you of the symbolism of colour and how it affects how we feel and our responses to everyday situations;
Warmth, fire, danger, matters of the heart, love, prosperity, revolution, confidence, strength.
Cheerful, active, energetic, optimistic, Autumn, harvest/abundance, sacred (India), love (Japan), youthfulness, creativity, luxury, quality.
Sunshine, happiness, friendliness, Spring, warning (signs), royalty (Asia), mourning (Africa & Latin America)
Nature, plants, growth, freshness, healthy, sustainable, organic, St. Patrick’s Day (Ireland)
Ocean, water, sky, peaceful, clean, calming, heaven (immortality), trust, security, stability, professional, conservative (navy)
Royalty, majesty, wealth, luxury, opulence, honour, spiritual, /mystical, mourning (Thailand, South America)
Power, luxury, sophistication, death, mystery, mourning (West), masculinity, magic, superstition
Light, snow, purity, innocence, goodness, perfection, brides, mourning (China), surrender, clean and sterile
Take the time to have beautiful colours in your life. It’s as much about taking the time to be present and enjoy the beauty that we can take for granted. The beach, sky, mountains, desert or garden offer us the ultimate colourful enrichment to lift our spirits and inspire us to create a positive life.
- Posted by Merrin
- On April 15, 2018
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