At home office in the living room. Grey walls with warm wooden floor and desk

Decorating your home can be a fun and exciting process, but when you’re faced with a blank canvas, it can be difficult to know exactly where to begin. Fortunately, we can offer up some decorating tips that will help make sure you choose the perfect furniture colour for your home.

Paint or furniture first? 

When decorating a room, it can be tempting to jump right in with a paintbrush. However, one of the most useful tips for interior decorating is to choose furniture in your desired colour and then match your paint to that. By doing this, you naturally set the room’s tone by building a palette. For example, you can match a bright colour desk with a neutral wall. It is important to remember that furniture comes in a limited range of colours. Sometimes you fall in love with a sofa that only comes in three colours. But with paint, you can find so many different ones and even combine them. So don’t settle for a sofa you do not like because of the room wall colour.

Vibrant orange sofa, decorated with blue cushions and white walls


How to choose the right colour to match your furniture?

When choosing colours for your home, one of the most important things to keep in mind is how each colour will affect the space. The right colours can create a relaxing environment and make our living spaces more beautiful, while the wrong colours can ruin any effect we had in mind. So what should you keep in mind when choosing colours? 

Natural lighting: 

When choosing the colour of your furniture, think about the amount of natural light the room gets. If you have a sunny, airy room, then you can afford to choose darker and heavier colours. However, if your room is dark and gloomy, then it is better to choose lighter and brighter colours.

Beige wall with cream abstract sofa and two blue matching armchairs


While light colours can help you set the right tone in a room, too much use will mean higher maintenance. Darker colours are easier to keep clean, so if you want high use and low maintenance furniture, choose darker colours.

small home office with dark features


Coordinate the pieces in your room and choose them to go together. If you have bold statement pieces, it's best to keep your walls neutral. If you have bold wall colours, try not to distract from them with too much decor.

warm wooden abstract headboard, cream walls and feature bedding and photos


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