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Pretty colors, especially vibrant ones, make me feel good and they allow me to express myself in my designs. You and I may not agree on what colors are the prettiest for our homes, and that’s okay. I do hope though, that I can inspire you today to add more color to your home. I tend to gravitate towards white walls with rustic elements such as brick, and stained wood. These characteristics allow me to add color in where I desire without making things look too busy. Today it’s all about how to “Transform Your Living Room with Vibrant Colors”. Get ready for some serious color.
First, our new vibrant area rug (view sources below). I fell instantly in love with all the different shades of blue, purple and pink in this beautiful rug. I knew it would flow nicely next to my blue velvet sofa. Then, I toned it down a bit with the grey velvet bench (view sources below).
Maybe you recognize the thrifty gold glass coffee table? Directions on how I achieved that look is below. Same goes for the thrifty blue lamp that I found for $5.
But, what about those throw pillows and that fancy window pane mirror? The pillows I ordered on-line for under $20 each and I picked colors by looking at the colors in the rug. The mirror was an in-store purchase and all of the information on the pillows and the mirror is listed below.
You’re getting a sneak peek at the freshly painted mantel & brick in this view below. That’s coming up as soon as I finish painting our built-in shelves on either side of the fireplace.
Together, it all really transforms our front living room into a vibrant, cozy, and maybe even romantic space full of character and depth. In other words, it’s not boring.
Would you be willing to try such vibrant colors in your home? I’m not sure where my courage comes from, but possibly stems from childhood. I had a purple tricycle my grandmother gave me and purple has always been one of my favorite colors. It just goes so peacefully with blues, and pinks. I just love it so much I could photograph it all day.
I love how the wedding dress on the mantel behind me tones it all down as well. It’s very feminine and my husband said he was fine with it. In fact when he first saw the rug he said, “Now that is beautiful!”
We love the rug so much that we switched out the blue runner for the same design. You can really see how deep the pinks, blues, and purples are in this photo below…
Then, later I realized that my thrift store rainbow glass shelf really matches the new area rug. That happened without me planning it, so now I know why I liked the rug so much.
I love rainbows. So, maybe that’s the trick with color.
What do you “LOVE”? Whatever it is, go with it and forget what everyone else does.
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