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Have you considered going bold with your furniture?

There's nothing more settling than being in a space that really reflects who you are, and a stand-out piece of furniture is a great way to add personality to your home.


We’ve all been living in a new world and are starting to recognise the significance of having a safe haven of a home.

Equally, our homes are now doing so much more for us – think make shift office space or home learning area.


Perhaps there’s somewhere that you’d really like to differentiate from your relaxing space or ‘home life’. Colour can be such a great way of doing this.


One of the big interior trends for 2022 is making bold colour choices. We’ve spent a lot of time at home over the past couple of years and learnt to live with a lot of, dare I say it, uncertainty. So now is the time for us to turn our homes into a sanctuary that makes us feel good.


What that looks like can be completely different from person to person, but one thing that is common for us all is adding colour around the house.


There are so many places to find inspiration for your colour choices. From colour trends to complimentary colour schemes and things that bring you joy!


Colour trends for 2022 have been moulded by the pandemic and are focused ultimately on how you want to feel in your home. From relaxing neutrals to more decadent hues and playful brights, there’s a trend that anyone can tap into and make their own.

I’m loving playing with warm neutrals around my home that feel earthy and grounded – with a hark to natural materials such as clay, terracotta and plaster. And these colours mix so beautifully with accents – green is my choice!


But a trend should influence your home, not dictate it. I love taking inspiration from what really brings you joy to make a scheme your own. Whether that is an item of clothing, an object around your house or even your hobbies and what you like to do in your spare time.


For example, if you have a favourite dog walk, take a look at the colours that feature in the walk next time you are out. Is it fresh, green and grassy? Or do you walk on the beach and love the warm sandy colours or moody blues in the sea? It’s such a subtle way of bringing your personality and passions into your space.

The other, slightly more obvious option is to work with the scheme that is already in your home. By bringing a new colour in to compliment or contrast your existing room, your new piece of furniture can begin to build the look and feel that you want to achieve.


Now that you have chosen the colour for your new piece of furniture, there are so many ways that it can be incorporated into your home.


Would you like it to blend in, stand out or become part of an eclectic feel? Placement plays a huge part in this, but so do the hardware options and how you style it in the room.

I love this example that I saw recently from @creative.milly where the wall has been painted the same colour as the dresser to make a focal point.


If you would like some help with choosing colours, hardware options and placement in your home then send us an email: hello@upcyclestudio.co.uk. We can create a mood board tailored to your room with specific colour and handle options so that you can visualise your new piece in your space. We also offer advice on placement and styling so that it really feels like it belongs.


We can, of course, source and upcycle the furniture for you, too!