Inspiring Ideas to Use Grey to Glam Up your Decor

Grey is one of the few colours that are versatile and can work wonders with any design or colour schemes. Whether your rooms to look laid-back or you want them to look modern and sophisticated, grey is a colour you can easily trust.

We’ve got some amazing ideas which you can use to add hues of grey to your rooms:

1. A striking focal point

Grey has a contrasting effect over shades of white. In other words, the colour can create visual interest in rooms painted in light colours. Use Dusty Grey (8P0206) to create a sophisticated focal point in your living room. Choose a wall, or a portion of a wall, and then paint it Hill Grey (8P0211) with a faux finish. Also, you can place a light-coloured sofa to add a bit of visual drama.

2. Shades of grey

Go playful with Gray Felt (8P0349) by showcasing different shades of the hue. This idea works great when accessorising your rooms. Buy sophisticated vases and pots of different shapes and the ones that have various shades of grey. Choose an uncluttered surface in your living room and place the vases and pots in a cluster to leave an artistic impression.

3. Area rug and drapes: match ‘em right

Repeating a colour in different areas of a room works great in creating a themed look. In your living room, create a grey-themed decor by choosing drapes and area rugs that have similar shades of grey. You can also add a furniture piece or two to let the greyish aesthetic flow through the room.

4. Modernness in the kitchen

Grey has a contemporary character, no wonder the colour is a go-to choice for modern home decor. Let the chic and snazzy appeal of grey work its magic into your kitchen and elevate the overall look of the space.

Paint the cabinetry with Dusty Gray (8P0206) and replace the current pull handles with metal ones to up the sophistication factor. Also, paint the rest of the kitchen space with shades of white to let the two colours blend seamlessly.

5. A chic reading corner

Your love for reading can grow stronger in a space that’s visually uplifting. Grey is naturally calming and sophisticated; use these characteristics of the hue to make your reading space look its best. Choose a plush sofa that has a greyish hue. Accessorise the space with a small bare wood table and a collection of your books. Make sure that the backdrop of the space is light-coloured so that the sofa visually stand out.

6. Accessorise with a grey lamp

A lamp is one accessory that gets neglected the most when it comes to using it as an essential decor element. When shopping for a new lamp, make sure to choose a grey one to keep it in sync with the overall grey-themed decor of your rooms. Or already have one? Replace the current lampshade with a new grey one. You can even paint the stand of the lamp black to add more style to it.

6 Inspiring Ways to Decorate your Home with Colours

Colours are what catch interest; they add excitement and liveliness to any given space. By getting the mix and match of colours right, you can make your home look its best.

Don’t know how to get started on decorating your home with different colours? We are here to help you out:

1. Add pops of colours with coloured throw pillows

Throw pillows are a great addition to your bedroom and living room for improving the comfort quotient; they can work wonders for adding pops of colours to your rooms as well. When shopping for new throw pillows, make sure to choose from various bright colours such as yellow, orange, blue, pink, and green. Or if you already have enough already, buying pillow covers of different colours can be the right option.

2. Red for boldness

Whether you are hosting family gatherings or house parties or just meeting your friends in the evening; your living room is probably the most happening space in your house. Why not add some drama with a bold colour and liven up your space?

Take two corresponding walls of the room and paint it with a bright, dramatic colour such as Empress Rose (1D0324), Turquoise Sea (5D0283), or Moody Blue (5D1102). You can choose bright and sophisticated hues from Berger Paints.

3. Colourful artwork display

Have a budding genius or two at home? Children are the happiest when it comes to all-things colourful. When working on the decor of their personal space, avoid sticking to just one or two colours. Instead, choose variations in furniture items such as drawer, bed, and study table.

Also, you can dedicate one of the bedroom walls as a gallery to showcase their art. Paint the wall with a bright colour such as
Bright Turquoise (5D1087), Cascade Twilight (5D1143), or Ultra Violet (5A0423) to make it a focal point of the room.

4. A dash of uniqueness

Sure monochrome kitchen spaces are sophisticated, but they can come as uninspiring, especially when you spend the better half of your time in the room. Adding a dash of uniqueness can make the space more lively and fun to work in.

Choose a specific part of your kitchen, such as the cabinetry, the ceiling, or the working bay, and paint it with rich brights such as Parisian Purple (6T1332), Coral Sea (1T0223), Aqua Flip (5P0128), or Bella Mint (4P0096).

5. Go creative with showpieces

When choosing a colourful decor, do not forget about the showpieces as they add intricacy to your rooms’ overall look. Shop for cool accessories/showpieces in thrift stores to get your hands on unique ones.

Also, you can go the quirky way and make your own colourful showpieces. Take a see-through milk bottle you no longer use and clean it thoroughly. Buy a packet of colourful marbles and place them inside the bottle. You can then use the bottle as a vase for colourful flowers.

6. Radiate positivity with yellow

The colour yellow has a positive character as we relate it to the warmth and life-giving essence of the sun. Use the colour yellow in an unmistakable way in your bedroom or living room by choosing long drapes of the same colour. You can pair these with secondary lace curtains of white colour to create an airy vibe in the space.

6 Minimalist Home Decor Tips (Simplify Your Style at Home)

Simplicity works every time; it is the key to successful designs. Similarly, when it comes to the decor of your home, the simpler the style and arrangements of your rooms, the better.

Minimalism is all about simplicity. To incorporate the minimalist approach in your home arrangement, follow the ‘one in, one out’ rule, i.e., eliminating unnecessary items that serve you the least purpose. As for the decor part, we’ve got you covered:

Neutrals on the walls

Neutral colours complement simplicity. This is a key aspect of the minimalist approach. Neutrals work great for minimalist wall decor as well. Choose neutrals such as Touchstone (7P0192), Organic Ivory (7P0189) and Fabulous White (7P0185) to create visually soothing backdrops in your rooms. Neutral-coloured walls also serve the purpose of highlighting furniture and showpieces in contrasting ways.

Let chaos live inside storage

You have chosen the ‘one in, one out’ minimalist way forward. But there are some knick-knacks which you’d prefer to keep. As these can present chaos, it’s better to keep them hidden in a storage furniture or two.

Minimal furniture

While it may seem that having more number of furniture items increases any given space’s functionality, it doesn’t. Instead, a large number of furniture items can make the space look too crammed.

Take the minimalist approach; choose and keep only the furniture items that you and your family members regularly use. Doing this can help you open up more space and make the rooms look uncluttered and airy.

Nifty, repurposed showpieces

Why spend your hard-earned money on nifty showpieces when you can create them on your own? Take a couple of old bottles of different colours, wash them clean, put new wooden corks, and use them as abstract showpieces.

If you are someone who loves keeping showpieces in small clusters, choose an open shelf and accessorise it with DIY, repurposed showpieces.

Uncluttered surfaces

Clean, uncluttered surfaces instantly elevate the simplicity, minimalist factor in your rooms. Accessorise table tops, cabinet tops, drawer tops, and countertops to the least as possible. A minimum number of items on surfaces can keep the overall minimalist decor of your rooms in harmony.

Low-key bedroom

Your bedroom is where you spend most of your time being yourself. A minimalist decor can work wonders in simplifying your personal space.

Start off by choosing a low-rise bed frame over a standard one. Accessorise the bed frame with a relatively small headboard that has a simplistic design. Work on the comfort factor by choosing a not-so-plush area rug that has a neutral-ish colour. Complete the decor with a couple of abstract artwork.

We hope you found these minimalist decor ideas helpful. Stay tuned to this space for more informative and interesting write-ups.

Last Minute Tihar Decorations to Add a Magical Touch to Your Living Space

You’re quite done with decorating your home for Tihar with lights, diyas and rangoli. However, you may feel there’s more you can do to make your home ready to embrace the festivity. Continue reading “Last Minute Tihar Decorations to Add a Magical Touch to Your Living Space”

How To Achieve Bohemian Style for Your Home?

When it comes to Bohemian decor, many thoughts come to mind – free-spirited, messy, creative, unpredictable, eclectic, and impossibly cool. However, the main principle that lies behind the bohemian decor remains constant- and it’s the inevitable desire to create a space that fascinates the inner storyteller in you.

Here we discuss 7 easy ways to bring boho-chic to your home :

1) A comfortable hammock in living room

This reflects the true free-spirited style, the true essence of all things Bohemian! The rug provides a colour and pattern focal point. A vintage lamp on a pile of books, a quirky art on wall, a minimalistic wall shelf, and plants ( big as well as small) create a simple yet fascinating space.

 

2) Colourful and eccentric ceramics

Ceramic pieces have an amazing personality. When placed on wall they lend a quirky yet timeless effect to the space.
Another way to reflect the quintessential laid-back style that we so often associate with Bohemian is to place differently shaped ceramic coffee cups with sayings and motifs placed on a wooden open shelf.

 

3) Artwork that’s playful

When it comes to achieving a bohemian style in your rooms, quirky art pieces such as nesting dolls are great options.

Don’t just limit to artwork; you can even showcase posters of your favourite music artists. Love playing guitar? Hang it on the wall of your living room and boost the living room’s playful quotient.

 

4) Use clusters of small items to accessorise the boho way

The quickest and most free-spirited way to infuse a jolt of colour into a ho-hum space is to place a host of small items with artsy detailing such as colourful vintage bottles, ceramic vases, wooden kitchen spatula, and candle holders on open shelves.

 

5) Lighting
With the right lighting, you can bring out the true visual essence of boho-chic style in your rooms. Hanging lamps with vintage styling, mismatched candle clusters, and tasselled lampshades – all of these work for a bohemian-style decor.

 

6) Wall colours
Colour is the heart of an apartment. Funky wall colours such as electric blue, fiery orange, and saturated violet are unconventional yet not over-the-top.
Need help in choosing the right wall colours for your rooms? You can take expert help from our colour consultants at Berger Paints. You can call us at 16600123432 or email us at customercare@bergernepal.com.

 

7) Bring nature indoors

There’s something very comforting about plants. Surround your bedroom with green elements like fresh blooms and meaningful art inspired by nature.
Want to add something more to the list? Drop us a comment.

5 Ways To Give Your Home a Vintage Look

If you like all things old and love to add vintage pieces such as lace-edged handkerchiefs, dish ware with floral motif, neon fixtures, vinyl records, brass vases, and antique telephone to your collections, then here’s a read that you don’t want to miss out. Continue reading “5 Ways To Give Your Home a Vintage Look”

Selecting the right colours for your home: Know these facts

While choosing the colors for your home, consider your wall as the canvas and colors as the means to express yourself. Colors are utterly powerful, they affect your emotions and energy levels. They also influence our perception and how we view a space.  For example, cool colors like Blue and White make a small space more spacious and bring calmness throughout the space. And warm colors like Red, Orange and Yellows can sway people to think that the temperature of the room is warmer than it actually is.

Read on for an eclectic account of colors and their meanings.

  • Red

The color of passion and drama, Red attracts attention and is associated with strong emotions such as love and anger. In Chinese culture, Red represents luck and prosperity. Use Red when you want to inspire action. However, its overuse can evoke feelings of strain and aggression.

  • Orange

It’s the color of warmth and symbolizes luck, prosperity, vitality and cheerfulness. Most restaurants and food stalls are painted Orange, because it is believed to increase the appetite of an individual. Another interesting fact about an Orange is that, it is named after the fruit. Before English as a language came into its present form, people called the fruit Red-Yellow.

  • Yellow

Inspired by characteristics of the sun, Yellow automatically infuses a sense of optimism, happiness and energy. It’s uplifting and conveys success and confidence. In ancient cultures where Gods were associated with the sun, Yellow acquired a place amongst noble colors and in some cultures, is still used prominently in religious ceremonies.

  • Violet

In olden times, the dye to obtain this color was the most expensive and so it became a color associated with royalty. Violet is also the color of spirituality. However, it’s overuse can invoke arrogance. Violet also symbolizes love, passion, confidence, trust, royalty and elegance and mystery.

  • Blue

Blue instantly makes one sense calm, serenity and peaceful for scientifically, it is one of the most effective dopamine releasing colors. Blue also stands for limitlessness. It is known to instill confidence and inspire a feeling of trust, loyalty, integrity and responsibility. Cool Blue is conservative and can also be perceived as aloof.

  • Green

Green is the color of growth and health. It’s virtually impossible to think of our Planet Earth without this color. Soothing to the eyes and soul, it evokes a sense of tranquillity and peace. Green also connotes a sense of abundance and a feeling of plenty.

To select the right color for your home, get in touch with our color consultants. Email us: customercare@bergernepal.com at or call us at our Toll Free No: 16600123432