How to Decorate With Yellow!
In the world of design, typically - yellow can be seen as a bit of a challenge. Even in University I remember taking my color theory class and the teacher joking about the challenges of working with yellow. Don't get me wrong, yellow is an amazing color. It's bright and sunshine-y and happy and brightens up a space in a snap but when it comes to all of the color choices to work with - yellow and orange have a bit of a bad rap for being tougher to work with in a contemporary way.
Room Details: Bedside Tables - The Brick // Bed Frame and Mattress - The Brick // Bedding - The Brick // Bedside Lamps - The Brick // Bench at foot of bed - The Brick // Side Chair - The Brick
To be honest, in the almost 9 years I've been working on design projects, this was the first time I've ever used yellow - true story! haha (Can you say color biased? lol) After seeing this bright and cheery color in action I have to admit, I'm hooked! Both Kristina and I had the same yellow bias but we both couldn't get over how much we LOVED the bright pops of yellow we brought into this bedroom - you guys, I'm officially a color convert!
In our early planning phases when we decided to bring some yellow into the Glenora House, this was our plan. I was inspired by the bold yellow in these leather ottomans from The Brick and from there - the pieces all came together to build the beautiful room Kristina and I decorated. Scroll through for the finished product with The Brick and read for my tips to bring yellow into your space in a low commitment way!
A simple and usually affordable way to bring color (and texture) into any space is through the use of textiles! Since this room had white walls and we chose white bedding to keep the room bright, we decided to add some punch with a bold yellow blanket and cushions. These accents were easy to bring in and made a huge impact without having to spend a huge amount of money - that's a win/win if you ask me!
Tip: When looking for textiles, opt for pieces that have some visual interest and texture such as a knit piece like the blanket we chose or a visible texture like the cushions we used, that. Layering different textures is a simple way to make your decor seem more sophisticated, and your room more put together.
Since this was a home staged for sale we didn't want to hang a ton of artwork however, that didn't stop us from adding a small print with a pop of yellow to one of our bedside tables. Even the smallest pop of color can add just enough punch to a room to make an impact.
You guys know I am absolutely all about using plants in every single room for decor! With so many affordable, easy to maintain or even faux options out there - I promise you there is a plant for every room in your house. This yellow cactus was less than $5 from the home improvement store and makes for the perfect accent in this room, picking up on the other yellow pieces!
Tip: No matter what your color scheme is, bring in some greenery into every room. It adds a natural touch, brings in color and texture and instantly livens up any space.
Affordable and easy to find accessories such as candles, books and even beauty products make for great added decor! Since we had our yellow cacti and print on one bedside table, we balanced the room with a candle and book with yellow on the other side. Don't stress too much if the colors aren't exactly the same - layering different textures and materials is how you achieve the designer look without coming across too "matchy matchy".