Spring is here... or so im told, it's still preeeeetty frosty and gloomy here in South Wales. But still, it means summer is getting closer so im getting that antsy restless feeling to be 'doing' something productive. What I really want to be doing is
tidying up the garden and getting my dining table outside as i've been waiting for what seems like forever for a dry day to sand it down. But as the weather is still so bad I've given up and resigned myself to getting fiddly annoying jobs done in the house.
Its fatal me being stuck indoors because I end up just wanting to re-decorate. Yes, I get bored easily plus I dont really have 'a style' as such but like lots of things so im terrible for seeing new ideas and thinking "Thats it! Thats what I want the house to look like!" Only to change my mind a year later (my poor hubby has heart palpitations when he hears the words "i've been thinking...")
When using blue for interiors it seems that the most popular way to go is nautical and this spring is no exception, only this year blue has grown up. Gone are 'themey' beach schemes with the usual stripes, model boats and ice cream shades - they've been replaced with bold geometrics, chic metallics and raw rustic materials. The nod to nautical is much more subtle. Think more boutique coastal hotel than touristy seaside cafe (not that I dont love a good cuppa with fish and chips at the beach!)
If you're after something more traditional then Laura Ashley never fails with there classy Cool Blue range, or add some homely folksy vibes in the form of Next's Pioneer range which teams warm denim and cornflower blues with dusky pinks and corals.
Blue is a colour we live with every day life, from denim jeans (surely the most widely owned item of clothing?!) to the sky thats always above us which is why I think it never really goes out of fashion for interiors. Light and fresh or dark and cosy, blue can feel surprisingly warm when used in the right way.
Its all about picking the right undertones for your room/lighting, which is something i'll talk about in an upcoming post... Cliff hanger!!! :-P
Im a Black Country (that's near Birmingham) Welsh craft making, piano playing, home painting, logo designing, cat loving, crazy dancing girl!