Have you just had your interior painters, Sydney in to paint your home and stuck with neutral colours?
And now it’s time for the fun stuff – it’s time to decorate!
And with decorating you can add some colour, some pop and patterns in a variety of ways:

  • Artwork
  • Cushions
  • Throw blankets
  • Floor rugs
  • Ottomans
  • Stools
  • Lamp shades
  • Photo frames

By approaching your interior decorating this way it’s easier to change your décor than your walls when you want to freshen up a room or make some changes.
Just make sure not to take your neutral too far as you don’t want your home looking boring and sterile.
You can also add interest to your home with patterns in the same natural tones of your walls. It’s a subtle way to add some interest.
Remembering the age old saying “less is more” is a great motto when decorating your home too.

How colour works and compliments

The first thing you need to do is choose a colour scheme.
There are a few ways you can go about this and referencing a colour wheel would be very handy:
Option 1: Complimentary colours
You can do this by choosing two complimentary colours.
Complimentary colours are those on opposite sides of a colour wheel.
Remember to keep it simple which is why we suggest two colours.
Complimentary work well in rooms that are more on the formal side – lounge rooms, dining rooms and rooms that have more structure to them.
Option 2: Analogous colours
Are colours that are next to each other on a colour wheel.
Great for more casual rooms – family rooms, bedrooms and rooms where you want to relax and chill.
Option 3: Patterns
If you’re going to use a pattern in the room then you can choose a colour from the pattern.
Option 4: Contrast
With contrast, you can then do a high contrast with dark and light colours.
Such as black and white.
Which is great for more formal rooms and spaces
As opposed to a low contrast room.
Which uses more subtle colours for example yellow and sage green.
Where these colours are great for relaxing and more casual rooms where you want to chill.

Great artwork and homewares options in Northern Beaches and North Shore Sydney

If you are looking for some great pieces to add some colour and pop to your neutral walls we have suggestions for you:


Featured from: Koskela

Featured from: Koskela


Featured from: Vault Interiors

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