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Try daring contrasts!

For some, daring means colorful. But this isn’t always the case! As I often say, a successful decor is a decor with contrasts! I have always found that contrasts highlight the items in a room, whether these are accent items, items of sentimental value, or simply items you find beautiful.

If you believe you can achieve contrasts only with colors, think again! There are also contrasting textures, which open up a world of possibilities.

Here are some interesting examples:

Contrasting textures

Bare brick wall with a divan covered in very fine fabric and luxuriously silky cushions.

Combining a very industrial steel chair with fur.

Color contrasts

You can opt for very pale walls and darker accents.

You can also use dark walls in contrast with pale furniture.

You can even dare to try such contrasts in your baby’s room!

Or in other rooms, regardless of the occupants’ age!

Don’t feel obliged to paint all the walls in pale or dark colours. Sometimes, just one wall is more than enough!

Finally, always bear in mind that you have to like your decor and always feel at home with it. Trust yourself and be daring!

3 Ways to Play with Chocolate Brown Furniture

They litteraly swept the stores and houses like a tsunami in the past ten years, the Chocolate brown furniture are everywhere today.  They have the advantage of providing warmth and elegance to a room and even before having added any color or deco.

They arrived via the contemporary wave, but since they were so popular it didn’t take long before finding them into transitional and traditional designs too.  The Chocolate furniture are fairly easy to enhance and fit with most wall colors (except maybe blue, you really have to pick the right one).

As always to choose a color it is preferable to start with the fabrics you like for your room (duvet cover, curtains, sofa, etc.). The paint colors for the walls and deco accessories will simply follow. However there are some rules to know if you are looking for a specific ambiance.

3 options with Chocolate brown furniture

3 options with Chocolate brown furniture

As an example if you want your room to be sober, you can paint the walls ivory with Chocolate furniture, this will bring a classic feel. Then you rely on wall art and accessories or patterns in the fabric to add warmth and personality.

If you are going for a more glamorous décor, the kind we can see in a chic hotel, you can paint the accent wall in a burnt orange that pairs well with chocolate brown and brings richness.

3 ways to tap the potential of White furniture

Very popular at one time, it was snubbed for a few years and recently it made a huge comeback, I’m talking about White furniture of course.  It has several qualities: it lightens the small rooms and makes them appear larger; it brings a touch of femininity or romance in a bedroom; and finally, it is easy to fit with items from a different collection or company.

It is possible to find White furniture in different styles, but most of the time it is found in country or very contemporary and when comes time to decorate, the possibilities are endless.  The best way to approach a new décor is to first find the fabrics that you like, as paint and deco accessories are available in multiple colors and will be easy to coordinate with selected fabrics. However, you must be aware that all wall colors do not have the same effects.  Let’s see some examples to highlight White furniture.

3 options with White furniture

3 options with White furniture

For a classic, clean and relaxing look, shades of taupe or sand are well suited, they are soft to look at, timeless and you can give them a little sparkle with the accessories.

For a bold and chic statement, you can opt for deep tones.