Colour, pattern, and texture can all be used to create a different atmosphere in your rooms. Cool colours like blue and green project a soothing mood, whilst warm colours like red tends to portray a passionate energy. Because of these properties it’s no surprise that as Valentine’s gets closer we start to see this colour more and more.
Dark & Romantic
Making your home feel more romantic doesn’t mean you have to reach for the pink or red paint. Dark colours are great at creating an atmosphere, and work really well when paired with stronger flashes of colour. Flowers and greenery will also help to contrast the darkness.
Classic & Oriental
Layering pink and reds can create a sophisticated and feminine look and stops the pale pink from becoming too sugary sweet. The bird wallpaper and silk bedding gives this room a distinctively oriental feel.
Pink, White & Black
This ultra-modern living space below has been given a pretty and romantic twist with a pastel pink sofa. This works well against the monochrome colour scheme. A gallery wall filled with your favourite black and white pictures will help add to the romance.
This beautifully intricate mural makes a big statement. This could also look really striking behind a simple yet bold coloured sofa, in a tone such as the orangey red of the flower on the right.
Shabby chic is the classic romantic home style. This look is inviting and is all about comfort and cosiness. Fresh flowers, fur throws and candles adorn a neutral colour palette. This shabby chic theme is particular good if you’d like to avoid darker more intense colours like red and will give a much fresher look.
Although these looks have been inspired by the romance of Valentine’s Day, they are versatile enough to work all year round, and in both traditional and modern style homes. Been inspired to give your home a new look? Don’t forget to comment below and tell us your plans…