Stick around on my blog and you’ll soon gather that I love monochrome everything; I just think it’s such an effortlessly stylish palette and most things in a monochrome finish just look so bloomin’ cool! I’ve gone to town in black and white in my living room.
The great thing about a monochrome theme is that you can add a pop of colour to personalise the look and, as can be the case with your home space, when you fancy something different or want to refresh the space, you can change the look and feel of a room just by adding accessories in your chosen colour.
Yellow works really well in a monochrome setting, whether it’s a vibrant sunshine shade or a more muted mustard. Purple can add a touch of opulence by way of silk fabrics on scatter cushions or even curtains in this regal colour.
In my living room, I’ve opted for metallic highlights to keep things neutral. For example, my light fittings, vases, photo frames and candle holders are in a range of silver finishes; some have a super shiny mirror finish, others, a brushed metal finish. I love it in the evenings when I turn on lamps or light candles and the metallic elements really come to life, bouncing light around the room and making the magpie in me very pleased indeed.