As many of you will know, we have spent the best part of the last 18 months slowly decorating and re-furnishing various parts of our house.
As we have updated other rooms I have began to dislike the living / dining room decoration more and more. We have had the current wallpaper up for around 5 or 6 years and quite frankly I am sick of seeing it! While I still love the dark teal colour, the paper that I spent weeks searching for and a ridiculous amount of money on, now looks dated I feel. Hubby doesn't agree, but I'm 99% sure that is purely down to the thought of changing it!
While I am not big on keeping up with trends as such, I do feel we have outgrown this style now so I have started to look around for inspiration. While searching I came across this gorgeous picture in an article on Winter interior trends from My Voucher Codes.
This section in particular stood out and explained why I feel our decoration looks dated.
"Strategic Pops of Colour"
"A few years ago, the trend was to make a bold statement by painting vibrant colours to walls to make them stand out, but the trouble with this is that it can look dated quickly.
This year we are seeing the trend of adding strategic pops of colour in smaller quantities with the use of coloured accessories and furniture.
Colourful furniture, throws and cushions can add the right amount of colour into a room without making it look gaudy, and the best thing is that you can change the theme of the room more easily to reflect your mood, the season and your taste without having to get the paint rollers out."
This makes complete sense and we have a lot of teal ornaments, candles, cushions etc to add the pope of colour here and there.
I am now trying to decide whether to look for a wallpaper I like or get the chimney breasts skimmed so they are smooth enough to just be painted. I absolutely love the textured look of the grey wall in the picture though - too many choices!
And I already know what Hubby will say, the easiest one is always best!