HOW TO PULL A ROOM TOGETHER
HOW TO PULL A ROOM TOGETHER
Working on a mood board is not only for the professional. We all have access to an infinite array of images over the internet so it’s easy to do a bit of research and define what actually rocks your boat. Are you after a peaceful haven where you can unwind after a long day at work or one that has the party vibe?
Collect images you like in a folder (or create a Pinterest board). It doesn’t have to be complicated. Three to five images to illustrate the style, colour, mood you’re after.
You probably have a colour that makes you feel most at home and comfortable. Are you more into neutrals or vibrant colours? Do you like your home bright and light or are your ready to embrace the dark side? Check Dulux, Asian paints or Nerolac for inspiration.
Start by choosing a dominant colour, the one that will cover most walls as a first step towards your scheme.
Add no more than 2 other colours. It can either be in large contrasting effect, on a wall or through large pieces of furniture or as a little pop of colour through soft furnishing or smaller decorative elements. Order little pot samples of paint and try using big swatches of painted paper around the room to determine if a colour is right or not for the place.
Another important feature is to make sure you have a good selection of different textures. For example an interior that uses only flat, reflective surfaces (metal/ marble etc), will look modern and sleek, but might also look cold and uninviting.
A lovely big coffee table even if made of metal or glass will look cozy if perched on a large and soft rug.
Rugs are very important to define a space. Check out our collection for inspiration.
Scatter cushions whether you like them plain or with a pattern on sofas and beds. This will keep you comfortable. Don’t forget to add a throw.
Storage is essential for keeping any space tidy and clean. Invest in a beautiful sideboard or cupboard for all those little items you don’t want to see lying around.
A plant will also add to the ambiance and is well known for improving the air quality and reducing stress. A winner all round!
Last but certainly not least, the lighting. Planning for different sources of lights is essential and making them work on different circuits is very important in order to have different moods.
- General lighting: These can be the main pendants often in the middle of your ceiling or spotlights. They will serve you well when you need a lot of brightness.
- Task lighting: when you need focused light by a desk, reading lights by your bed or next to your favorite armchair.
- Then THE crucial mood lighting which you scatter around the room in order to create an atmosphere. These are table or floor lamps that emit a soft and warm glow and help you get relaxed and comfortable
Get to work on these elements and you’re well on your way to achieving a room to be proud of. Share your pictures with us by DM or tag us on socials.
We can’t wait to see the results.