Earlier this year, I got an email from one of my sweet readers. She told me about her love/hate relationship with color. Sara said that she has a series of different colors throughout her house and she loves them all, but she was having a difficult time focusing on pulling it all together. As she put it, “How do I focus and not make it look like [I live in] a circus?”
I have been thinking about that question ever since then. Sara isn’t the first person who’s approached me with questions about using color effectively in a room, but she is the first one who phrased the question in that particular way…and I loved it.
So, as part of the blog hop series on “How to Decorate” that is being hosted by my friend Beth from Home Stories A to Z, I am finally sharing my thoughts on putting together a colorful homr that doesn’t look like it belongs under the Big Top. And welcome if you are joining me for the first time as part of this blog hop from Rhoda’s blog, Southern Hospitality. I’m glad you are here!
I use color in a lot of big ways around my home. My creativity thrives when I am surrounded by saturated hues, so I made it a point to bring that saturation into my home. You will find a lot of bold patterns and bright colors in every room. I always sort of feel like my color combinations and styling just sort of come to me. But, as I took some time to really consider Sara’s question to me, I realized that there were some key guidelines that I subconsciously follow when putting together a room….