Adding Color to Your Home

Hello all Domestic Fashionista readers!  I am Tiffany from Living Savvy.  I am so excited to be here today to share some tips to adding color in your space!
I was super fortunate to be able to meet Ashley a couple of weeks ago over lunch and really enjoyed our time getting to know each other.  We have a lot in common!  We chatted about our homes, husbands, friends and blogs.

I complimented Ashley on her house and how very calm and neutral it was; and she complimented me on how colorful mine was!  We both then said we would like less {me} or more {Ashley} color in our house!  So funny how opposites attract!

For the last 3 years I have been renting my house.  So needless to say most of my walls are white and I am forced to add color via pillows and accents.  I will be moving in 5 short months into my new house and I am so excited to have the chance to tone down the color and create a color pallet for my whole house.  I have visions of neutral walls with graphic accents... but until then I will be keeping my colorful world!

It has taken me 3 years to get to the point of being comfortable mixing color and pattern.  I have always loved color, but it was always red.  Black, brown, beige and red were my go to colors!  Once I was forced to live with white walls I was feeling very washed out!  So I set out to change it up.


I found this stripe fabric and loved all of the colors.  I felt that it jumped me into different colors with blue and gold but still worked with what I had.  I felt the fabric was sort of traditional so I modernized it by making it a chevron.  {PS This is the first pillow I ever learned to sew!!}


Over the last year I have changed out my pillows on my sofa a few times.  This is the current arrangement..


I found some Chiang Mia dragon pillow covers in ebay for a steal and that set my new color direction for both this house and my new one.  I love the colors in this pillow.  I felt bold this time mixing all of the patterns together, but I think it all works very well.  I am about to make another change in a few weeks... thinking summer needs to be a little more light and airy... but still full of color!

I also added color in my furniture here and there as my accent pieces.


If you add color to things you will take with you, or can easily paint again, you have nothing to lose! I am so happy I have opened myself up to color... In a few months it will be time for a little balance, but color will be here to stay!

Ashley thank you so much for let me guest post!  It was fun to take a trip back down memory lane to see how many pillows I have gone through!  Oh MY!



Thanks Tiffany for sharing!  Be sure to stop on over to Living Savvy to say hello to Tiffany as well as read my post about incorporating color and modern into my home!  I give a little sneak peek of a new gallery wall I have been working on!  You won't want to miss it!


5 comments:

  1. I love those pillows- especially the chevron- how did you do it?!

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  2. I am so glad we swapped posts! Loving your new gallery wall... can't wait to see how it turns out! Thanks for posting! and letting me visit!

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  3. I love colors...and mixing them in ways you never thought about mixing them. I especially love that chevron pillow...beautiful colors!

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  4. Love the pillows! Really cute patterns!

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  5. I love the patterned cushions in the 3rd option. :)

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