Potts Point 1 bedroomContemporary Bedroom, Sydney
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40. In the round. Sydney, NSW
Strategy 2: Add colour in small dosesYou can also safely add a small dose of bright colour in a curated way through the placement of accessories, such as cushions, vases, rugs and artworks. Introduce two or three small decorative pieces in any colour to add an accent to a room. In the bedroom pictured here, a horse figurine and a cushion in the same aqua hue add a pop of colour to the neutral scheme. These items can easily be changed over for pieces in a different shade, giving the space a different look for a relatively small investment.How to be confident with colour
Solution: Know your sourceBe mindful of the lighting you have in the room you are buying for verses the light in the store you are buying from. If you are buying an item in-store, but know that your room’s main source of light is natural daylight, ask if you can have a look at the item outside, or next to a window.Research shows that metamerism is more likely to occur in more subdued colours such as taupe, mauve, tan, lilac, grey/blues and greys. If these are some of your favourite colours in the home, be extra careful when choosing a perfect match. If it proves to be too hard, consider using orange, yellow, pink, green, purple or bright blue instead.Also, make sure that you always ask about a store’s return policy before you buy so that you know you can safely return the item if it doesn’t work in your space. You could also obtain a sample in store and bring it back to your home before making an investment, or take a sample with you on your search.
In bedrooms with less space, I always find that placing a large round rug under the bed works if the rug is a little off-centre (but do make sure there is some rug available to step out onto when getting out of bed). It’s best to tuck as little as possible of the rug under the bed, but if there appears to be too much of the rug showing, simply creep some of it under the bed until the room feels visually balanced.