Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Purple It Is


When it comes to interior decoration, I always (automatically) lean towards neutral, warm and earthy colors. It's not that I don't like bright colors, it's just that I'm afraid that I might over do and it will go wrong. I don't own a thing in my house which is purple. Yes, I said it. Not a single purple thing. And, when I saw this rug my opinion was quickly changed. I was skeptical. Any dark color like purple can look gorgeous without being too overwhelming. Doesn't this rug featuring owl, moon and tree looks stunning in that living room in the first photo? So, what I learnt? Don't hide purple, decorate with it and of course, buy it first :) Are your neutral colors person or you take risk with dark colors?

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9 comments :

cb said...

love this rug! super cute! i am a color person myself...no neutrals for me! my house is filled with orange, red, yellow, brown and green but it isn't overwelming. there is alot of white walls and curtains so it evens it out! pattern is a also a huge thing for me too!

xo,
cb
www.thecitybirdsnest.blogspot.com

meredith cheng - munaluna said...

Oh my god...LOVE that owl rug! I actually have a crochet owl rug by peanutbutterdynamite (on etsy) - I'm all for bold colors. Got to bring in that sunshine in your home :)

Victoria Klein said...

I must agree - the rug is awesome! As far as decorating, I stick with simple, solid, basic colors for big items, but am happy to go crazy with bright, vibrant, unique accessories. :)

OrangeFarmhouse said...

neutrals for me!
although... my kitchen in lavender, my rugs are red and my lamps are yellow, green and purple???
And of course a little pink girl, sp maybe i'm not that neutral at all....

Lily said...

I love purple, this area rug is super cute!!

jennifer young said...

oh how sweet! i also really love that wallpaper!
j.

MeredithW said...

That rug is amazing!! I love bright colours!

Rhea (Greek Feaster) said...

i LOVE bright colors. i even painted a rescued Craiglist wooden chair purple. colors FTW!

lit said...

Purple is the best color! :)