Easy ways to add a pop of colour

December 4th, 2019 11:05 AM

By Southern Star Team

Different shaped and textured cushions look great.

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Interiors – Quick tips for your home with Lauraine Farley

WHILE the term ‘a pop of colour’ could mean any myriad of things, from a statement wall to a festive carpet, the concept at its core is genius.

It is a tried-and-true way to highlight architectural details and lend personality to an otherwise neutral space. After all, a room isn’t complete without leaving your own colourful mark on it.

Nothing adds colour like cushions strategically placed on furniture. Whether you choose solids for a floral sofa or chair, or colourful, patterned cushions for a solid colour chair or sofa, these simple additions will add comfort and just the right splash of colour to your space. If you want to mix patterns make sure the size and scale of them are not competing.

They should be different enough that you can see the variations between them easily. One big, one small and one solid is a good formula

If you are opting for simple solids, then try varying the textures. Three cotton cushions won’t do anything special for a room. However if you mix cotton, linen, wool, chunky knit, velvet, fringed etc all together this will give you a look that is safe and timeless, but still has depth and interest. A handmade quilt, a textured woven throw, or cozy colourful blankets add interest when draped over the back or the arm of a neutral sofa or chair. Choose a colour that accents other pieces in the room, as well.

• If you need help adding a pop of colour to your room scheme contact Lauraine on 086 8657360, follow her Facebook business page ine anish or

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