Maintain Calm and Carry On: Going Beyond the Poster

When my husband and I purchased our first house, I couldn’t help but to look ahead to picking paint colors for the first time. Apartment living provided drab walls and floors, and I was over it from day one. In anticipation of our final date, I began to play with assorted colour groupings and found myself glancing toward glowing pinks and punchy citrons — surely the answer to my doldrums was colour.

Shortly, boxes were moved and I felt settled to paint. The hideous sage-and-mustard-colored kitchen has been first to go. Slate blue and soft white soon swept the cabinets and walls, and I detected the calming effects right away. It got me thinking about what I really wanted and I quickly realized that I longed for a home that has been composed and at ease. A home that has been far from easy and busy on the eyes. So up went more grays and blues, and also my pinks and citrons took the back seat.

When developing a calming home, there are a couple of ideas to keep in mind. Pulling in several relaxed elements will make a significant impact. I wanted to illustrate that this feeling by collecting photos all in 1 area. Have a look to find out if anything strikes a chord with you.

MusaDesign Interior Design

Nature. Even in the event that you don’t have the best view of a natural outdoor setting, then it’s simple enough to bring some large branches of intriguing leaf forms indoors. This space went from stark to calming by the easy addition of leafy green stalks.

Valerie pasquiou interiors + design, inc

Whenever you can integrate nature in your space through a huge window, go for it. This softly coloured room has a fantastic view of those subtle textures outside. The rustling leaves will pull you in captivating state, and all your troubles will wash off. Well, for a moment, anyhow.

John Lum Architecture, Inc.. AIA

Lighting. With so many options available on the market, it may be somewhat tricky to choose lighting for your property. But keep the overall concept of this ideabook at hand and narrow down your options by the get-go. Start looking for light using a layout that is easy on the eyes instead of boxy pendants or elaborate chandeliers.

Feldman Architecture, Inc..

A clear world necklace is an excellent choice if you are looking for something that does not divert too much. Its translucency allows this entryway to maintain its mild, sharp demeanor.

Switch Collaborative

Texture. Flowing three-dimensional ripples liven this space enough to allow this wall stay sterile without feeling bloated. Organic shapes fit well with the serene and collected theme and add quite a lot of visual interest.

Van Wicklen Layout

This gorgeous acorn-colored floor adds visual texture and warmth. The dark, ornate ceiling in the room ahead balances the colour and brings the eye toward a few more textural elements. Smooth marble countertops and stainless steel drawer pulls off it well.

Softness. Enveloped by dark colour and delicate light and backed by velum-like shades, this window seat is a smooth talker. The plush cushions and chunky blanket pull it all together, and before you know it, nap style is at full force.

Amoroso Design

A soothing and gentle chaise is the best retreat after a long day at the office. With strong drapes and a tufted chaise wrapped in eggplant, this space is easy on the eyes. The acrylic desk offers the white flokati rug seals off this as a package deal.

The Couture Rooms

Cohesive colour. A thoughtfully composed living room provides a peaceful vibe by using a minimal colour scheme throughout. Black seems to be a color that many men and women prevent, but this room holds it packed with ease. When using a solid color like black, it’s important to maintain colour balance throughout the room so the weight does not fall to one side.

Tara Seawright Interior Design

This comfy bedroom is a great example of how a color that is just a bit more vibrant can be utilized while still providing a relaxing atmosphere. The soft yellowish acts much like a neutral, and also all the use of texture is amazing.

Dumican Mosey Architects

Repetition. A photo-covered hallway does not feel cluttered or cluttered, thanks to black-and-white photographs and frames of the same colour. The lack of lace on the wall retains this long hallway from feeling overly rigid, which would most likely be the case when the frames were displayed in a grid.

BraytonHughes Design Studios

Another fantastic example of repetition, this warm, character-heavy room has the floor and long row of bins going for this. It conveys the eye with ease and represents a pleasant, calming flow.

Suzie Parkinson S√úZA DESIGN

Neutral Colours. So maybe I am stating the obvious, however an ideabook about developing a serene atmosphere wouldn’t be complete without the mention of neutral hues. These soft colors are easy to work with and offer a calm and quiet backdrop, allowing an overly busy mind to catch up on rest.

estudio gutman lehrer

This classy bar will sway visitors into smooth conversation. With a gradient of colour on the wall, the room is anything but dull. Chrome details create the room feel crisp instead of dull — always something to look at when using hues within this range.

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