I’m all for color in the home. Nothing cheers up a sad looking room like bright sunny pops of color.
In my living room, the general color scheme is a milk-chocolatey brown paint, ivory, and various shades of turquoise. See our house tour for those pictures here.
I had a turquoise “Keep Calm & Carry On” canvas taking center stage on that giant ledge that I
hate can’t figure out what to do with.
Since I’m aslo a huge fan of rearranging objects in my house, I moved that canvas and placed it above the new matching desk.
With the canvas (AKA the splash of color that brightened the room) gone, I did what I do best. Scoured our house for something to take its place. I found 7 small blue glass bottles that I
hoarded saved from a detox cleanse I did after I was sick last month. The color was right, but what was I going to put in them?
I drove to Michael’s Crafts and snatched up a bunch of silk flowers in orange.
*WARNING! Art Lesson Ahead*
I chose orange because it is opposite of blue on the color wheel. These 2 colors are complimentary colors. When 2 complimentary colors are placed near each other, you achieve the most contrast. In other words, they appear most vibrant.
*Art Lesson Over*
I snipped the plastic & wire stems to about 6″ in length and popped the into the tiny bottles & placed them all over the room!
It feels more Spring-y in the living room.
Since I had so many of them, I was able to create a repeating pattern of color. Repetition makes it feel like there is order in the room.
If only I could magically shrink the monstrous TV!
A nice, quick fix on the cheap.