It’s not good when you dread the rain falling because you know that it’s going to make its way into your home. We had this problem with our house and it was affecting one of the rooms where we spend most time and do a lot of our living in. Water was coming in due to a guttering problem, which was having the knock on effect of causing the whole wall to be damp and mouldy because of the excess moisture. Something had to be done.
Once the leak was dealt with and the wall had had a chance to dry out, we had to decide what to do with the room. We were after a warmer look because we wanted to feel cosy in this room and completely banish any memory of the damp. The previous wall colour was a rather boring magnolia which didn’t feel very welcoming or warm, so we put our thinking caps on and decided we would go for some warmer, stronger tones.
On the main wall we wanted to put up a wallpaper picture that I won in a competition ages ago, so it made sense to have a paint shade that would set it off. We settled on a neutral, biscuit colour with more warmth than the magnolia it was replacing. For another wall though we decided to go bolder and opted for this lovely, almost milk chocolate, pinky brown. It works well with the biscuit colour on the other wall and sets on my canvas print very nicely. Our room is lovely and cosy now after redecorating with warmth in mind and using a few well placed accessories to contribute to a cosy feeling.
This post has been inspired by the HomeServe’s Warm Your Home This Winter Blogger Challenge.