Thursday, May 16, 2013

Adding a bit of blue to the Family Room

Yesterday I drew the outlines of three birds on blue fabric, framed it and hung it on the corner wall of our family room where I made a vignette yesterday. I printed out the bird images from marthastewart.com, traced it first on plain white paper, and then on the fabric and then outlined the image with white fabric paint on this fabric. Recently, I read in an old issue of Better Homes and Gardens magazines that if we have lots of warm colors like yellow or gold in a room, it can feel overwhelming and we can cool it off by adding blues and grays. My family room wall color is a shade of yellow, the curtains are bright yellow, and there are other gold accents in pillows etc. That is why I want to add blues and grays wherever possible. And that is why I chose this blue fabric for drawing the birds. I think, blues and grays can be soo soothing too and it will be cool for the coming warm days ahead of us. My plan is to make this wall into a sort of gallery wall with at least three more pictures on blue fabric. I am hoping it will look nice. What changes are you making in your home in preparation for summer? I hope you have a wonderful day!