Choosing Colours – Taking the Inside – Out!

Your choice of flowering shrubs and plants, pots and planters will bring colour to your balcony or terrace of course, but if you really want to brighten up your space, start thinking about accessories!

From rugs and soft furnishings, to tableware and lighting, how you dress your outdoor spaces will make a big impact on how you use it. And even more importantly how you feel when you do. And there are so many colour options to choose from, getting it right will make a difference. Just like the clothes you wear, the way your outdoor space feels for you will enhance your mood and give you a good feeling.

Most people are confident when deciding which colours and textures for their inside living space – choosing the decor, fabrics and  art that appeals to their moods and lifestyles. It’s really worth taking the time on your balcony or terrace. Walking outside and being greeted by beautiful plants and colourful accessories will brighten your day and lift your mood.

It’s easy to mirror your interior design ideas for your balcony, if you love the colour of your sofa or carpet, build on that by choosing outdoor cushions, throws and furniture in your favourite shade or choose something completely different to offer a contrast.  Whatever your desire. Take the comfort and style from the inside , outside.

Once you’ve decided to go for colour it’s important to get it right for you!

The current “go to” colour for 2020 are all shades of green, from pale olive to deep emerald. They  work so well with your balcony plants and flowers! Add colour pops of blush pink or ochre yellow for a really on- trend look.

And neutrals always work. Silvery greys, smokey blues and off whites add sophistication to any space. The Pantone of the year is Classic Blue – a great colour for all your balcony accessories.

In the height of summer it’s always good to add tropical tones. Fuschia pinks, bright cobalt blues and vibrant yellows make your staycation a vacation! Clashing colours always add excitement and fashion. You don’t need to spend much either – a few small decorative pieces like votive candle holders or a cushion will make all the difference.

And as we hit the Indian summer days of late August and September it’s always nice to warm up the space with burnt oranges, mustard yellows and rusty reds. There’s nothing quite like sitting watching the sunset from your balcony wrapped in a soft and warm blanket sipping a glass of wine or mug of hot chocolate.

Change your balcony with the seasons. It’s quick and easy to do with accessories and You might decide to change it up indoors too!

Guest Post from Maureen Dunn, Homewares Expert

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