One of the things I love about fall is the vast array of colours with which nature is painted. Enjoying them this season has got me to thinking about how important colour is to me. When we first moved into our home, ALL the walls were WHITE. Now, I rather like the look of an all-white room in certain contexts. But given the fact that most of our furniture is dark, the white walls made everything seem far too stark and institutional. We thought we would tolerate that until the following summer, when we would have more time for decorating. However, we found that we just -- couldn't -- live -- with white walls! They felt so cold and un-homey. When you live in a cold and un-homey environment, you never feel -- well -- at home. So putting some colour on the walls soon became a top priority.
Here are some other ways we have tried to bring colour into our home . . .
Garlands laced with mini lights and seasonal colours above the sliding doors in the kitchen:
Throws and quilts over neutral coloured furniture (I love this quilt, made by my dear friend, Susan.):
Vases, clippings from nature, and knick-knacks:
Candles and table garlands:
Flowers and dangly things on ugly chandeliers:
Other ways include tablecloths, placemats, napkins, pictures . . .
What are some of YOUR favourite ways of bringing colour into your world? I'd love to hear about them! Please leave a comment below :)