Update your home with the latest tempting palette straight from the catwalk – with a host of tantalising berry shades it’s just the thing for adding a cosy touch ready for autumn!
It’s not surprising that the rich shades of the berry family from raspberry and blackberry to blueberry and mulberry are a perennial favourite when it comes to adding a cosy and welcoming touch in our homes.
ADD COLOUR TO YOUR INTERIOR
With their warm and inviting shades, fruity berry tones are a perfect way of adding a bold splash of colour to our rooms and can be extremely versatile creating a whole variety of luscious decorating schemes.
If you want to be brave, instead of safe neutrals, take the plunge and use berry colours on the floor. Carpets are available in a wide range of shades and textures so go bold with colour but choose a fibre that is practical for your lifestyle – a luxurious velvet pile is best suited to bedrooms or living rooms with low traffic, whilst a durable twist pile is perfect for a busy family room or hallway.
Tough fibres such as Polypropylene are designed to look like wool but are really hardwearing and come in extremely vivid shades if you are after an intense pop of colour.
Vinyls are a great choice for kitchens and bathrooms with their durable, practical surfaces. Try contrasting a bold Blueberry coloured vinyl against a white gloss kitchen for sleek contemporary cool or making the most of a space in a tiny bathroom by maximising the space with a sleek sheet vinyl in a bright shade of berry red.
Colour wise, the brighter end of the berry spectrum such as raspberry, as well as being a wonderful choice for flooring is also a great accent colour for accessories working with a variety of shades in the colour wheel from greys and blues to greens and browns.
At the other end of the palette deep blueberry and mulberry make a theatrical and dramatic statement and work fantastically well when teamed with deep and sophisticated tones on walls with rich matt shades of coordinating colour.
INTERIOR DESIGN IDEAS
THE BERRY CARPET COLOUR
*Image Shows Thames Twist Damson
For a grown up sophisticated look team a deep berry carpet with dark toned walls so that the two areas blend harmoniously together. Team with classic furniture and jewel coloured glasswear.
*All accessories from Abigail Ahern Edition for Debenhams.
Use deep blackberry walls as a backdrop for a collection of eclectic accessories in bright pops of colour.
Consider a mix of interesting textures in your scheme as well as colour – this classic shaped mirror has a contemporary flocked texture.
SEE IT SPARKLE
Glassware introduces sparkle to a scheme as it reflects light around the room – choose a selection of glassware in varying berry shades and group together for maximum impact in the room.
DOWN TO THE LAST DOOR KNOB
*Mercury glass door knob, Marks & Spencer.
Don’t forget even the smallest of details can make a difference –statement door furniture will add those all important finishing touches to your room.
*Cavendish chair, Homebase
A luxurious velvet chair in a deep berry shade adds a sophisticated and elegant touch to a room.
LIVING DESIGN IDEAS
*Image Shows Purple Carpet
A deep purple carpet makes a bold contemporary statement contrasted against stark black and white furniture.
*Slamp Veli Ceiling Pendant, John Lewis
Add some wow factor and go for designer style with the latest dip dye effect pendant shade.
*Vases from a selection, Debenhams
Group together a selection of gorgeous glassware in toning shades for a stunning tabletop display.
*Velour cushions, Bo Concept.
Richly coloured velvet cushions are just the thing to revamp a plain sofa.
*Spool candlesticks, Bo Concept.
Look for unusual accessories to add those all important personal touches to your room.