It can be tricky to stay up-to-date with those ever-changing interior trends, and what’s more, it can also be very expensive. It’s not practical to redecorate every season with new paint and wallpaper, plus most of us don’t have the time or energy, and new furniture can be costly. However, having said that, it doesn’t mean you have to give up on having a stylish, on-trend home like those you see displayed in glossy magazines. There are plenty of savvy ways to introduce this season’s ‘it’ colour, without living your weekends at the mercy of a paintbrush, and most of all, without breaking the bank.
Without a doubt, this season’s ‘it’ colour is a very calming, subtle shade of duck egg blue. It’s all over our Instagram and Pinterest boards, and it’s certainly a desirable shade for most people’s homes. So here are a few ways for you to introduce this subtle hue into your interiors, and remember, these tips and tricks will work whatever the colour, so bear them in mind for next season.
Furniture is perhaps the most expensive way of introducing a new colour to your interior scheme, however smaller pieces, like this duck egg blue snuggler chair by Arlo & Jacob are incredibly versatile. The compact size means you can have it in living rooms, bedrooms, dining rooms and conservatories. It’s a comfortable piece that’ll last for years to come, and thankfully, this gorgeous duck-egg blue is so subtle, you’ll be able to pair it with other feature colours without it looking over the top. Remember, you can always opt to get good quality furniture reupholstered later down the line if you become bored with the fabric.
Pre-made curtains are a thrifty way of introducing a block of new colour to your interiors. When you buy ready made, as opposed to custom curtains, you’ll undoubtedly save more than a few pennies, which is especially useful if you’re the sort of person who likes to introduce new colours at the turn of every season. These duck-egg curtains by Dunelm display this colour perfectly, and as an added bonus, they’re blackout too, so they’re ideal for bedrooms.
Colourful lamps and lamp shades can start from just a few pounds, so they’re a useful tool for quick and cheap colour updates to your home. You can match both a table lamp shade and ceiling lamp shade for a more traditional look, or choose different styles for a more contemporary, edgy interior. Feature lighting, like this Osaka pale blue pendant shade would be ideal for hanging over a kitchen table, whereas this standing Task lamp by Wayfair is ideal for living rooms, hallways and studies.
Soft furnishings like pillows, throws, blankets, and rugs all provide an instant update to a colour scheme. There’s always a multitude on offer, and it’s worth doing some research to find the best on the market at an affordable price. A rug, like this one from The Rugs Warehouse, is the perfect accessory for bringing this seasons shade into your interiors. This one also has a pretty geometric pattern which nails two of 2017’s trends in one. For cushions, this Linear Stem Cushion in duck egg blue by Orla Keila is contemporary and stylish, and we think it’ll go perfectly with this Oxford striped offering from Susie Watson Designs.
Lastly, posters and prints will add a splash of colour to your walls without you having to so much as glance at a paint roller. If you’re into your arts and crafts, you could always opt to create your own masterpiece, using sites like Pinterest for inspiration.
Have fun playing around with affordable accessories and introducing seasonal and trending colours into your homes.