Vicki Dvorak from Simply Hue interpreted our Get the Look Decor series with her expert eye for color. With the turning of the seasons, your rooms may cry out for a change too. While a total revamp might be out of the question, Vicki has some tips for accent pieces. Vicki shares her inspiration for two different looks — and we want you to tell us whether you want to spice it up or cool it down in the comments below!
SPICE IT UP!
With Autumn quickly approaching, you might be looking forward to some of the simple pleasures it brings. Colorful crunchy leaves underfoot, spicy hot cider, a roaring fire in the fireplace, or an excuse to spend lazy days indoors.
It’s not practical for most of us to change our home’s color scheme with the seasons, but we can always add a little fall color through rich warm accessories and home decor or by painting an accent wall in pumpkin, chocolate brown, or harvest gold. Another way to add warmth to your color scheme is through natural elements — bouquets of gold and orange flowers with tall leafy branches or apple cinnamon candles surrounded by autumn potpourri. Think about putting new pillow covers in red, orange, gold, or brown over your existing pillows and switch out your area rugs for inexpensive versions in earth tones.
Warm colors such as red, gold, orange, and brown make a home feel cozy, alive, and welcoming! Is this the feeling you want to create in your rooms this fall?
Here are some of the items from our Warm Colors Inspiration Board:
COOL IT DOWN!
If a warm, earthy color scheme is not for you, maybe you can go for a cooler palette. Cool colors such as greens, blues, and purples are tranquil and make your home feel relaxing and peaceful. Use lighter versions of these colors (aqua marine, sky blue, or lavender) for a serene palette; if you’re feeling bolder, use richer complements such as avocado green, cobalt blue, and eggplant. Have you ever noticed the cooler color schemes used in most hospitals or spas… two places where you definitely want to feel relaxed?
We were drawn to the hues of these items in our Cool Colors Inspiration Board, but aren’t the textures wonderful as well?
Etsy shops offer such a huge variety of home decor options in both warm and cool colors. So what do you prefer? WARM and WELCOMING or COOL and RELAXING? Let us know in the comments!