Friday, October 15, 2010 at 9:04PM
After a post last week where I explained that the trend was to have light neutral walls- Jen (and her men) asked: "Will you show me some good exceptions please?"
So- Jen - Of course- there are always exceptions- and MANY wonderful ways to decorate a home with colorful walls.
Exception #1- Wallpaper. Bold wonderful patterns. I love it!
The trend is the trend- but that certainly is not what you should always be following. See this post for a good example of outdated trends. Decide what it is that you really love. Then your home will be an extension of yourself. It won't be so likely to date itself so quickly. If you love colorful walls- you should have them. A note with colorful walls. Look at the photo with the red walls. The crisp white wood trim everywhere helps the red to really look great. If you have color in your walls- and although the color is great- you feel like something is still missing- look at your trim. Is your baseboard only 3 inches high- and your windows are un-cased? That is why the red in the magazine looks so great- and your walls.... well- you know what I mean. It is the contrast of trim and walls that really help the walls to look wonderful.