With so many gorgeous images of even more gorgeous homes in magazines, on the internet and on Pinterest the latest trends and fashions are hard to ignore.
We’ve seen so many things go in and out fashion; Light & bright themes, dark & moody themes, little things like owls & foxes to concrete, marble & chalkboards. There’s always something that’s “in” at the moment – right down to the colour of the year.
So with all of these great styles, designs and abundance of inspiration around, what does that really mean for you?
We’re not ones to follow trends, but I suppose it’s almost inevitable that we’re influenced – whether we realise it or not. Just because something is the colour of the year doesn’t mean that we’re going to completely paint our home with it and a year later when the next colour is out we’re almost certainly not going to completely redecorate.
For us, it can be slightly overwhelming. There’s almost too much choice. It’s like seeing a fantastic dress on a beautiful slim model – with a completely different body shape than you – just because it looks great on someone else, doesn’t mean that it’ll work for you.
We feel the same about interiors. Just because something is the latest fashion, the colour of the year or an on trend material doesn’t mean that it’ll work in your space.
We don’t live in show homes, we aren’t perfect. We’re real life people with real life homes. Just because we share our homes and DIY adventures and misadventures, doesn’t mean that we know everything, far from it. If anything it probably proves that we need all the help we can get!
We love our home. We love bright and light spaces. Most of our rooms have a fairly neutral feel. That way, it’s easy to add splashes of colour and personality through artwork and accessories. But lately, we’ve been feeling we should be a bit more daring and try something a bit different. That’s why we’re thinking we might paint our dining room – black.
It may seem completely bonkers, but we think it could work well and add a bit more cosiness to our space. Colour has such a huge impact on your home.
As you can see, I attempted a little computer generated mock-up, just to give us a better idea of what it would look like. I really like it, but we’re still not convinced it’s the right thing to do. At the end of the day, what’s the worst that can happen? Sure it would be annoying to have to repaint the room, but in the greater scheme of things it is only a coat of paint!
What do you live like? Have you gone for any daring colour choices in your home? Do you think we’re mad to even consider painting our room black? Would you paint your walls black? Do you follow design trends?
PS. Since sharing this post we have painted the dining room! Click here to see what colour choice we went with!