When you’re deciding the items of furniture that you want in your child’s bedroom, the choices aren’t always easy. Do you want your child to have a desk in their room, or would you rather they do homework in the family areas so you can help out if needed? Just how big a wardrobe do they need?
Then there is the bed, the piece of furniture so important that the room is literally named after it. The bed is always a tough decision, especially for a growing child. How big should you go? Should you opt for a novelty bed? Should it be raised?
Colour has a very interesting impact on us humans.
Colour can influence our moods, for one thing. Have you ever wondered why magnolia is so frequently used to decorate homes and businesses? It’s not because it’s particularly nice; it’s because most of us find it soothing. Colour can also influence the way we buy items; the red of a ‘sale’ sign is trying to tell us that the matter is urgent, making us more likely to hand over our cards.
Given how very influential colour can be, taking it into account when furnishing and decorating your home is more important than you might think. As we like to help our customers in every aspect of their lives, we at Furniture In Fashion have assembled a few tips and tricks that can help you make the most of the colours that you choose in your home.
Most homes have one, dominant colour when it comes to lighting: yellow, or a yellow-tinged white. This is the standard colour for lightbulbs, and few of us ever think of changing it.
However, there’s nothing wonderful about yellow light; it’s just the default, so we go with it and see it as standard. If you’re the kind of person who likes to swim against the tide, it’s worth thinking about changing things up and introducing different colours of light to your home.
There are two ways you can achieve this. You can replace a single bulb, of course, or you can opt for spotlights that change colour and create your own private lightshow every single night. Whichever you choose, it’s certainly going to be more interesting than the yellowish tinge that most homes feature.
When most of us assemble colour schemes, we think in very specific terms: green, blue, and orange, we might say. We don’t say: “forest green, mint blue, and burnt orange”, because few of us talk like paint charts.
However, that means many of us miss a trick. Here’s an insider secret: colour schemes don’t really exist. Shade schemes are what counts. Rather than focusing on individual colours, use specific shades or vibrance to put together a colour scheme that truly complements itself.
You likely read “green, blue, and orange” and thought that sounded like a terrible colour scheme-- which it is, if you take the basic versions of that colour. However, you could create a beautiful colour scheme using: “mint green, ice blue, and coral”-- the same base colours, but different shades.
Duotones are colour schemes that, as the name would imply, only comprise of two colours. These can look oddly clinical, especially if the colours are radically different from one another in shade and tone; for example, black and white, which always make a room seem darker than it is without an additional colour to break it up.
Always try and choose at least three colours for a colour scheme; four if you’re feeling particularly adventurous. This creates the same unity as a duotone while creating more depth to the entire finished look.
We hope you enjoyed these tips on making the most of the colours in your home.