Lots of us are now thinking about how to keep our homes warm. Acheiving this isn’t always about putting on the heating or adding draught excluder, there are lots of other things we can do. For example adding colour and warmth to our homes through texture and interiors is an easy way to help our homes feel warmer and cosier this Winter. I hope you enjoy today’s guest post which will inspire you to do just that.
You don’t have to go for a full-on colour palette using jewel tones; they work equally well set against a neutral or white background. Either way, jewel colours create a treasure trove effect that will ooze indulgence.
Be careful with jewel colours, as too liberally used and your room can feel cluttered. Employing restraint is definitely recommended. Choose key pieces in jewel tones and incorporate golden browns or metallics to balance everything in the room out so it looks classy and not OTT.
If your base is fairly neutral then you can be slightly more liberal with jewel-coloured accessories and add cushions, vases or even a rug like the one shown here from Sonya Winner to create some real ambiance.
Try introducing this colour scheme with well-picked furnishings – these chairs from FADS are an easy, modern take on the look. Or incorporate some mood lighting – this Cox and Cox chandelier is a beautiful focal point for a living room or bedroom.
Jewel colours make a bold statement and can give off a bohemian vibe in a room. If accessories are not your thing then try painting an accent wall in a jewel colour instead. This will make your room feel much more intimate and, therefore, inviting. The richness of the colour adds a real cosiness to any room that is perfect for the colder nights.
When using cooler jewel shades such as sapphire and amethyst, use yellow and gold to add warmth and really make the colours pop. Experimenting with bold jewel tones is really challenging, but, when done right, it can create a truly palatial room that is vivid and never boring!