I was recently invited by high street giant Argos to get involved in their “Colour Campaign” which is a campaign with a view to inject some much needed colour into the home. The entry specifications were to design a moodboard or decorate a room based around a chosen colour/palette of colours – which sounded right up my creative street.
I opened up Photoshop and Google Chrome and sat for a while searching the web for colour schemes that caught my eye and putting together a moodboard based around my dream home colour scheme. Fabrics, colours, prints, artwork. I was a cutting and pasting fiend. At the end I stepped back and it looked really familiar to me….
….mainly because my living room is already my dream “colour” room.
So my moodboard is exactly that, my living room. I’ve shared a more in depth and detailed post about “the best living room in Stoke” (quote courtesy of Hello Terri Lowe) before on my blog, but my decor mantra is simple: start with a blank canvas and use colour to inject personality. Patterns, fabrics, bold artwork.
When I moved into my home last year my entire house was white walls and devoid of personality. With a tight single person budget and a plethora of ideas I began turning the heart of my home, the living room, into an explosion of colour and centered my colour scheme around my “so pink it hurts” sofa. With an “if it’s bright, it’s right” thought path I began picking up canvases from high street shops, getting my DIY on with craft items (including dying the cover for my armchair) and filling my made to order TV unit with colourful boxes and a pair of “too pretty to walk in” heels.
* this post is my entry to the Argos Colour Campaign competition – fingers crossed for a win in order to carry my dream theme through to the rest of my home, I have a kitchen which would give its last meal for a makeover from the Argos ColourMatch range.