Whether we like it or not our climate can tend towards grey for large parts of the year and here at OKA we know no better antidote than a hit of bright colour. So be bold, be artistic, be bohemian and take refuge from drizzly skies in a room that shouts summer all year around.
USE COLOURS THAT YOU LOVE
Don’t be scared of colour, it has wonderful transformative properties and can really lift the spirits. If you’re passionate about pink, or crazy about green, then go for it!
Start with your walls. Consider existing furniture and use sample paint pots to see what works (but bear in mind that existing pieces of furniture that don’t quite go can be transformed with a throw or a new loose cover). If you’re starting from scratch then anything goes and you can give free reign to your inner bohemian.
Even the most neutral scheme will benefit from colour accents; a brightly coloured vase, lamp or cushion will draw the eye and bring a scheme to life.
EMPHASIS ON SOFT FURNISHINGS
Textiles are a fantastic way to introduce colour, pattern and texture. They will add depth to a scheme are can be used in all sorts of ways. Think outside the box: rugs can be used as wall hangings, throws draped over a console or dining table; and favourite fabrics used to embellish window treatments, headboards or existing furniture. An abundance of cushions is a must.