You've probably heard design experts rave that a small space needs white walls and little contrasting furniture. They'll tell you to layer in textures and books and art. And while I agree in all the layering needs if it so fits, I have to respectfully disagree with boxing yourself in the realm of white only. Yes, white walls do have the ability to open a space up, but there's something about the character that a bit of color on a wall or two brings to a home.
As an early cure to winter I bought a gallon of paint and went to work on our living room walls. And though we ended up changing around the entire apartment in the process, I could have very well stopped at the wall.
A few before and after pictures below if you'd like to see...
This green wall. It was hilarious and weird, and I loved it until I couldn't stand it. We got rid of our beloved couch after too much wear and tear, and this beauty kind of came into our lives in a magical way. More of that story soon.
Any home design tricks of your own to help with winter?
P.S After reading the survey responses, a lot of you have problems commenting or looking back at older posts on this format. While we can't change it immediately, I think the click-through on longer posts or posts with large images, will help with navigating. Let me know your thoughts!xo
(Top photo via Design Sponge)