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Harmonise your home with one accent colour

01 December 2015

Taking on a complete decor overhaul every season is unrealistic, but small accessory and colour updates can work just as well to make your home feel refreshed. Pick a favourite colour, for Gina it was blue, and play with a variety of accessories and textiles in each room to create a theme that ties the whole space together. Opt for light shades and neutral tones for your walls, floors and big pieces of furniture. ‘It’s easier – and more affordable – to change fabrics and little decorations, or paint small stools and side tables. It can feel so depressing here in winter because it’s dark most of the day. The pale, spring-like tones help to brighten my mood and give me energy,’ says Gina.

For Gina, it all started with the pastel blue cushion cover on the dining table bench
Opt for light shades for big pieces of furniture and paint smaller pieces your accent colour
Neutral tones on walls and floors make it easy to switch up your home’s colour scheme
If you’re yet to decide on your accent colour, try picking a favourite painting and go from there
In the summer, brighten up the colours in the house for a seasonal update
Putting different shades of the same colour together is a clever way to vary your theme without straying from it
A portrait of Gina, blogger, Norway

‘I only post a picture on Instagram if it complements the one next to it! It’s the same in my house – I like each room to flow into the next’ 

Gina, blogger, Norway

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Photography: Adrian Briscoe 
Styling: Johanna Flyckt Gashi