Embracing those Tones & Creating a Cosy Home…
When it comes to design a room, it’s always worth considering how to strike the balance between bright and inviting. This can be done within the finishes of your home and the pieces you can incorporate into the room. Now when you start to layer warm tones into your home, you’re adding dimension to the room. You want to allow the eye to dance around the space.
Whilst I loved having an bright, all-white home, it became one-dimensional and it was starting to fall a little flat. To balance the cooler tones in my home, it was time to warm up the room and deep breath, bring in dark wooden furniture.
If you’re feeling like giving your home a bit of a switch-up and you want to bring in a little warmth into space, here are my top tips on how to layer warm tones into your home…
START WITH THE FINISHES OF YOUR HOME.
If you’re designing a home from scratch or completely renovating a room, consider the finishes of your home when it comes to balancing the hues in your home. The trick is going the opposite on certain things. So if you’ve got cooler tone elements like flooring, consider adding creamy-white walls and brass accents for some contrast.
If you’re like me, renting and there are certain things you cannot change, then changing up the colours of your walls. Whilst you’ll want to go opposite to say your flooring or certain accents in your home, you’ll also want to consider the lighting of your home. Our living room is north, so the walls are painted with a creamy, yellow undertone white so it warms up the room.
ADD SOME WARMER TONE FURNITURE.
Once you’ve got your finishes sorted, now it’s time to think about the furniture. For me, when it came to making over our living room, I really wanted to make sure that we went for some dark wood pieces into the room. When I built our shelving unit, I want with black paint to match up with our new chest of drawers. And you guys loved the transformation on my Instagram feed.
So if you’re not able to change up the finishes of your room, then think about wooden furniture, leathers or warm upholstery fabrics to bring your room to life.
GO FOR DARKER PIECES OF DECOR.
The cherry on top of the cake, you can never go wrong with the decor pieces of your home. So warm-toned decor with art, pillows and objects to create a balanced look in your home. It’s the smallest details that will make the biggest impact.
For myself, these pieces had to compliment the dark wooden furniture of the room. However, I also wanted to create interest in a harmonious way. So for our shelving units, I went for cooler-tone photo frames and neutral coffee table books. Now, when it came to our white coffee table, I went for a dark rattan tray, creamy candles and light wooden beads to balance out the look.
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