It’s true that soft, muted colours are warm and relaxing, but greige (grey/beige) is moving toward more of a foundational colour than a statement colour. Trends come and go. Styles constantly change. But, in 2017, colour is king.
You Don’t Have To Ditch Your Sofa
Just because the style gurus are suggesting that “colour is in” doesn’t mean that you need to get rid of your grey couch — unless it’s falling apart, or you no longer love it, in which case you should kick it to the curb.
You can enhance your current furniture with pops of colour.
One of the hottest trends this year is to add colourful accents to your home. You can do this quickly and easily without breaking the bank.
Cheery coloured throw pillows are a great, and inexpensive, way to bring colour into your space. You can add to, or replace, your existing cushions and give your furniture a whole different look and feel.
Don’t be afraid to mix and match sizes, colours, and patterns. It’s okay to pair stripes with polka dots, or green with blue. This is no longer considered clashing — it’s fun, funky, and totally en vogue.
At Smitty’s, we have a huge selection of gorgeous fabrics, in all the colours of the rainbow, for you to choose from to make your custom throw pillows.
Refreshing the lighting in your space will make a huge difference in your home.
Whether it’s side table lamps with colourful bases, or floor lamps with interesting shades — new lamps will not only light up your space but they will help to give your room new life.
Another consideration is to create layered lighting to enhance the atmosphere in your space. Mixing task lighting (like a reading lamp next to your sofa) with ambient lighting (like a corner floor lamp) is what designers call ‘layered lighting’.
Layered lighting will help to give your room a different feel and this is an easy way to make a big difference in your home.
Colourful vases, candle holders, and artwork are budget friendly, quick fixes to bring colour into your space.
Mixing colours, shapes, and items together on a side table, coffee table, or dining table is a simple way to give you a pop of colour.
These smaller items are also easy to move around from room to room, making it a quick way to change around your space.
The trend for 2017 is all about texture. Texture isn’t just about fabric, in the design world it also refers to depth and variety. Adding pieces of decor that are different heights, sizes, and colours will provide your space with texture.
A great way to bring some colour into a room is with accent furniture.
Accent furniture is a piece of furniture that stands out in a room, but complements the existing design, layout, and colour palate.
This can be anything from a comfy chair, a glass coffee table, or even a mirrored side table.
By placing a piece of accent furniture into a space, you can easily add definition, colour, and even drama. Sometimes, adding a new chair that has a bit of flair can enliven a space and make it feel totally different and refreshed.
Updating your existing furniture
Perhaps you love your sofa, or your side chair, and you don’t want to replace it. That’s perfectly alright.
A great way to freshen your space, and bring in some colour, is to recover your furniture. That way you get to keep the pieces you love and update them with a great new fabric.
At Smitty’s, we have hundreds of fabric swatches to choose from for all your recovering needs and desires. From genuine leather, to wool, to cotton, to microfibre — we have it all!
Our in-store decorators will work with you to find the perfect fabric and will guide you through the process and timing of the upholstery experience.
Smitty’s has everything you need to bring a little colour into your home. Come and visit our stores, and check us out online, to get inspired to move away from white.