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Archive for February, 2012

This Spring is full of style with some energetic brights, patterns and great pops of colour! Pump up the colour and introduce some fun accents to your space. Bright colours in your decor can really lift up your mood and make your space welcoming where as fresh calmer hues lend a relaxing feel. Patterns and textures add detail and interest which draws the eye. Simply introducing new patterns, colour and textures can completely transform the feel of a space.

Cushions with patterns and colours which compliment each other add interest to a room. The lounge chairs themselves have a small pattern which adds another detailed layer to the space.

Having trouble knowing where to start? Check out some of these great tips on how to decorate your space:

1.Charm with 3– When putting together any sort of grouping whether it’s vases, throw pillows or a display of books on a shelf they will always look great clustered together in a group.  This is even more true when mixing colours or prints. Start out with your your main pattern, then choose a pattern which is an opposing pattern in a smaller scale. The final pattern should then tie the other two together.

2. Look for inspiration-Decide on your colour palette before you shop. Organization is key to pulling a space together; this way you have a goal in mind of what you are looking for when you shop and you are more likely to have items which will work together and will save you making another trip to the store to return pieces which wont work.

3.Keep colours cohesive- Combine brights with brights and keep pastels together.  Introduce contrast by using different colours in the same hue which compliment each other or by introducing a different texture for detail. This gives the space a designer feel.

4.Shop by display– You don’t always have to do it the hard way! Stores generally merchandise complimentary colours and patterns together. This makes it easier for you to choose items which work together much like shopping for the perfect outfit.

5. Have fun with it- Most importantly, have fun with it and love what you are picking! Think about what you need and have a plan for your design this way the shopping experience is a breeze.

Pump up your style with great patterns, prints and pops of colours. For a designer feel make sure to have some form of repetition with colour and pattern. Pick up colours from your rug in throw cushions, prints and decor for a balanced look.

Dare to be the envy of the neighbourhood with super stylish prints and bold colours . Check out even more of the fun new pieces now available  at Dwellings for spring 2012 in store or on our website http://www.dwellingsbarbados.com

Thanks for reading ! Remember we have a new post every other week full of tips, tricks and ways to save! Have a design dilemma? We’d love to hear from you! Contact us by commenting below or at design@dwellingsbarbados.com and you could be the feature in our next blog! Have a great week and happy designing!

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