When decorating, it’s easy to get carried away with all of the colours and ideas our heart’s desire. Our homes are our hubs, and we want them to be perfect. If we see a purple ornament we have to have, we are getting it, even if it clashes with the green curtains.
Our solution: by sticking to simple themes for each room, you’re safe in the knowledge that the final room is perfectly polished, yet always with space for more finishing touches.
This trend takes white as it’s core tone, with gold accents to add interest and flair. Thanks to our designer brands focusing equally on style and substance, it’s never been easier to follow a theme in any room around your home.
Simply black with silver accents: this distant cousin of Simply White with Gold Accents ruled the kitchen for decades. The dark, serious and masculine colour combo was the norm, in a world when practicality took precedence and cleaning anything but black was a ‘mare.
The kitchen scene has since realised, home kitchens don’t actually need to look professional, with clinical chrome being our only option. We don’t make toast for the masses or prepare fish for 5,000. Slowly, stylish designs and pastels sneaked into our cupboards, and vast colour options were introduced for kettles, soup makers, and more everyday appliances. Gone are the days of hiding it in the cupboard when not in use, you want these things on full display at all times!
You may instinctively avoid white for your living room, it’s your entertaining room (your showroom for the house) so plain isn’t quite the direction you were going for. However, when you think about it, it makes perfect sense. Your living room is filled with family photos, hanging artwork, vases and more ornaments.
Someone buys you a bunch of flowers? ‘Let’s put them in the living room.’
Someone buys you a frame? ‘You know what? This would look lovely in the living room.’
As we spend so much time time there, alone and with guests, it turns into our gallery.
With white walls and an accent gold wall (we’re thinking willow-patterned wallpaper) any gifts or memories you want to put on display will slot in. Your colourful personality might start feeling out of the loop, but it can have fun experimenting with stylish ornaments full of character.
White is the leading favourite bedroom scheme for a reason. Clean and clutter-free, any room is instantly opened and lifted with this airy and bright look. It’s also the only option if you’re floor-space-challenged, being the oldest interiors illusion in the book, transforming a space from boxy to broad.
Your bedroom is where your gold accent can roam free. Choose delicate embroidery and small decorative accessories for a subtle look, or go bold with statement mirrors and luxe throws.