With a new season just around the corner, what better time to pay some attention to the interior design of your house. Colour is an ideal focus point to revamp your rooms and breathe a breath of fresh air into existing living spaces. Winter is a time when we all need a pick-me-up, especially with spending more time at home due to the colder weather.
What better way of warming up than to inject some colours into your surroundings that will invigorate and inspire you during those short, dark days.
We generally spend much longer in the kitchen during the winter – cooking up a storm with warming stews, making soup and getting ready for Christmas – so they need to be functional. Yet with much more entertaining taking place, we want them to be warm and welcoming too.
Over the summer, the countryside has inspired many interiors, with floral accents being a must. As we move towards winter, rustic is the way forward. Why not go for a deep wooden work surface to give your kitchen that country feel, but team it with rich russet cabinets to give a sense of the outdoors when getting out is tricky. By ordering a bespoke kitchen, you could place a centre island feature with deep burgundy legs to liven up the room further.
Bedrooms are a great place to escape, relax and recuperate after a long day at work, especially as the weather gets colder. With French vintage styling being very on trend at the moment you could create the appearance of a French chateau to give the room style and elegance. Use greens, blues or go for deeper purple and red. These colours are classical yet neutral to promote a sense of calm and rest for a relaxing night’s sleep.
Use a textured or pinstriped wallpaper to add more detail and depth to the walls, or use a feature wall to draw the eye to key pieces of furniture. Use vintage baskets for laundry or sea-grass drawers to fit in further with the theme. Add some distressed furniture and a wrought-iron bed to complete the look.
Make your bathroom an interesting place by livening it up with some vivid, dramatic tones. This season intense and striking colours are all the range. It’s all about breaking conventions and not always going for the warmer colours that we often associate with cold days.
What about using bright pink or even yellow? Brighter tones are sure to wake you up on those dark morning visits to the bathroom. Go for ebony black cabinets to make the colours stand out further or white tiles up half of the wall to draw the eye to the intensity of the colour. Maybe you could use an assortment of citrus colours to create a colour block and give the room a tropical theme for an even bigger statement.
You want your living room to be warm and inviting, so introducing autumnal colours to your space will achieve the perfect cosy feel. If you have an open fire in your living room, create a focal point by painting that wall with a fiery red backdrop, and use red as an accent colour throughout the room.
Use a creamy golden tone on the walls and carpet, and introduce some rustic browns with bespoke furniture and a crushed leather sofa and chairs. Incorporate some charming accessories with antique frames and industrial lights, and bring in some autumnal foliage to really create a wow factor.
Whatever colours you go for, interior design is all about enjoyment and making the best use of the space you have. Why do all the hard work when you don’t have to? It may be that you opt for a bespoke service provider to come and fit the furniture you want. Most renovation companies can give lots of practical advice about colours schemes to suit your home.
By using a bespoke service, you can style your house in a practical yet fashionable way that suits your needs and makes entertaining a pleasure.
To find out more about how you can inject some colour into your home, call Willow Bank’s expert team on 01280 821 002 or email us here.