27 May 2018 22 comments

Our Colourful Home.

Adding colour to my rooms…

I’m sure it’s blindingly obvious by now that I’m not afraid to go a bit wild with colour in our flat; from the mint Smeg fridge to my favourite pink armchair and blush/mint/mustard bed cover combo!

I don’t believe in rules when it comes to decorating, so we’ve always bought homewares that are fun and have character! I like to think our apartment represents us, and it feels like home because it’s such a happy space to be in. I’m definitely lucky that Jordan also loves a bit of pastel here and there, and he’s always encouraging me to get the brightest option out there. Good lad.

The easiest place to start with colour is in the little details; cushion covers and fun typography prints, vases and kitchen essentials. I definitely didn’t dive in with the bright furniture until I had more of an idea of the colours I liked, although it didn’t take long before I was snapping up a few colourful picks. I think my mint West Elm Dressing Table was one of the first finds, and I toyed with the idea of buying the white colourway for so long, but I decided to get the Oregano for a splash of colour.
That was a few years ago and I still don’t regret my decision, it adds something to the room – a cheerful wash of colour.

Admittedly there’s a few hues that I am pretty loyal to; blush, mint and mustard definitely seem to dominate our house (and were my main shades for our coffee shop too).
I adore the way yellow and pink add warmth and bring a room to life, but I also rely on mint as a neutral tone for rooms that need a pop of colour without being too excessive!

One of my biggest ‘out there’ buys was our bed, a blush pink upholstered number from Loaf that I picked sort-of on a whim. I really wanted a mustard coloured bed, but I couldn’t find the exact shade I had in my head – so we went for a soft pink and added a cute brass lamp, and cushions in shades of mustard and mint. A winning trio, if you ask me…
It looks so cosy, all stacked with colour – and it’s easy enough to change up if we want a refresh.

In other rooms, colour has found its way in through the many prints on our walls (usually pretty bold choices!), and bright trinkets that take up our bookshelves. I’m a lot more confident in my purchases these days, although I find that the likes of H&M, TK MAXX and Oliver Bonas have so many pretty homewares that tick the colourful box without emptying your bank account.

My advice would be to start small and see how you feel, I never run with themes in our home so I tend to buy what I like and find a place for it – don’t worry too much about clashing colour palettes. It should be fun and a bit wild!

In terms of my next big colourful move, I really would like some fun yellow wallpaper in our bathroom, and perhaps a bright feature wall in our hallway. I’m ready to step it up a notch and have something crazy… watch this space!

Do you like colour in your home? What’s next on your lust list?

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  • Your home is so beautiful & the colours look so lovely I currently rent so put colour into my home through accessories, but when I finally get my own house, I’m so excited to experiment more with colour on bigger purchases! xx

    Claire | rose-tinted.com

  • Beautiful touches in the rooms! Love the accent coulor! πŸŒ·πŸ‘πŸΌπŸŒ·

    πŸŒΈπŸƒROSES FOR FRIDAYS πŸŒΈπŸƒ| by mia | A Creative Lifestyle Blog

  • Your home is absolutely beautiful. It looks like such a nice place to be in. This is definitely the interior design style that I really like and want to include in my future home. x

    Antonia || Sweet Passions

  • Chloe

    Your house is so beautiful with the Pasta colours and so inspirational to do some things for my home thank you πŸŒΈπŸŒ·πŸ’

  • Natali

    You got a beautiful home and great sense of interior decor style. πŸ™‚


  • Noise in Wonderland

    Your place is actual goals! It’s my dream to own a SMEG fridge one day!

    Amy // http://www.thenoiseinwonderland.com

  • Gorgeous post Kate, I enjoyed reading your thoughts and browsing the aesthetically pleasing photos. I love your confidence with colour, I think the mint green dressing table is such a statement piece. Yellow wallpaper in the bathroom sounds like a bold move, and I can see it looking fab. I’m going to keep in mind what you said about buying what you are drawn to and finding a place for it, that way you get the pieces you love the most! πŸ™‚ xx

    Helen | Helen’s Fashion, Beauty & Lifestyle Blog

  • I really like how you’ve added color in your place! It looks lovely. X

  • This is great advice, our home is plain as we live in rented accommodation so it’s difficult to make an impact but starting small with cushions etc is a good idea

    Mel ★ http://www.meleaglestone.co.uk

  • I love the pops of colour you have, soo pretty!

    Lucy | Forever September

  • I love the soft pops of color in your home <3 πŸ™‚ It's sooo pretty and subtle, yet it makes everything feel so homey and cozy!

    XO, Elizabeth

  • It looks beautiful, nothing is too overwhelming. I don’t have any color, it’s all neutral at the moment! Maybe one day.

  • I love how there is slight differences in colour themes going on in each room. Orange is becoming a big trend these days. I love how it gives a really retro feel.

    SHANNON VALLE life + style blog

  • Natalie Redman

    I love the colour of the pillows!


  • love this post πŸ™‚

    best regards

  • Juliana Paz

    I adore your house and how you always mix things up. It’s serious home inspo! That West Elm desk is to dye I absolutely love it and good choice going with the mint shade.


  • a slight pop of colour just makes every room look so much more lively and bright. i love it.


  • I love adding colours into the mix! I’m with you on this, I buy things as I like and figure out a place for them after. πŸ™‚ xox

    Kelly | http://www.kellyprincewrites.com

  • Pops of colour into a mainly white space are my favourite thing! The space still looks wide and light because of the white background, but a blue vanity or a blue fridge, as in your space, adds more fun into the otherwise sterile environment. Love it!


  • I adore the colours in your home, they really work well thanks to all the white and wood, makes it feel super cosy but also a total interior dream! Plus it allows you to mix it up often which is always a plus πŸ˜‰

    Lauren x
    Britton Loves | Cruelty-Free/Vegan Beauty β€’ Lifestyle β€’ Photography

  • You have such a lovely home. I love the colors and the aesthetics. You have great eyes for wonderful home interior concepts.

    StyleSprinter Blog by Katya Bychkova

  • Sally O’Hara Sheader

    Oh I love that bright orange vase/ornament! It’s absolutely gorgeous I love the shape of it! You have such a wonderful home I’d love to have one if those kinds of places one day, when I can afford it, if ever x