I like decorating with color and changing the colors around my house on a seasonal basis. I keep the basic furnishings in my living room neutral so these color swaps are pretty easy to do. When I changed things up for autumn one year, I used orange and rust.
I liked what I did, but the room was still missing something. Every time I walked in the room, I said to myself, “what’s missing?”
Life goes on… even though I am passionate about decorating, I don’t stress over it, knowing that eventually I will figure out what a room needs to make it just right for my personal taste and style.
Last week when I was cleaning out a closet I came upon…
….8 yards of purple velvet that I bought years ago to make dining room chair slipcovers for Christmas.
I never got around to making the slipcovers, but I loved the fabric and have kept it all these years knowing I would do something with it eventually.
Well… eventually has come.
I realized what my living room was missing… a pop of color and not just any color, but one of my favorite colors… purple!
Being that the fabric is velvet makes it perfect for fall. I have had this velvet for at least 15 years, but you can find similar at this online fabric store and an inexpensive velvet, here.
In decorating, odd numbers always look better. The magical number is 3 or 5 of anything.
Making a cover for a pillow I already had adds the third color to the space adds interest and makes it more pleasing to my eye.
Using your favorite color in your interiors is a no-brainer. No trends or designer color schemes to follow.
Instead, simply follow your gut and the “use what you like formula”. We usually choose the color of our clothes simply by picking our favorite colors.
When you don’t know what color to use in a room, do the same, simply choose your favorite color and start adding items around it. “Like follows Like” which will help you create a room that well… will be perfect for you. :-)
I am a big believer in Color Therapy in all forms where the colors that surround us can make or break a mood, give you energy, make you feel hungry, happy and more.
According to Feng Shui using your favorite colors will also help you live a better life. Another reason to add a little bit or a lot of your favorite color around your house to make your decor and life feel just right.
If you would like to find out more about how the colors that you live with every day can affect you, there is a wealth of information out there.
Just do a Google Image search for color therapy charts. Some are pretty basic, others very new-age, but many offer a lot of insight into the use of colors in a home.
For instance, did you know if you use the color yellow in your home, it may help with suppressing appetite, but don’t use it in a baby’s room as it may make the baby cranky.
Do you use your favorite color when decorating the rooms in your home? Do you use it a lot or just in small ways?