March 16, 2017
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I was so excited when I recently shared with you my new favorite home decor book, Change Your Home, Change Your Life™ with Color by Moll Anderson. Today I’m thrilled to show you what I’ve done to my master bedroom since implementing what I learned in Moll’s book. And to top it off, launch day was March 14th. You can officially purchase this book at your local Target to discover your very own color story.
I showed you how I discovered my color story and told you all about Moll Anderson through my post, Change Your Home, Change Your Life™ with Color by Moll Anderson Book Launch. As a refresher, Moll is an accomplished television and radio host, author, interior designer, life stylist, and advocate for women and children. Amazing, right?!
I discovered my color story by answering multiple questions within the journal pages. One thing that I learned from the book is that you’re born into your parent’s color story. You have to dig deep, analyze, and reflect on your own life to discover your own story.
I quickly realized that my color story consisted of neutrals mixed with pops of green and blue. This color scheme instantly makes me feel like I should be living on a tropical island somewhere with those colors playing such a big roll in my life! Since I can’t just skip town to live on an island full time, I decided to bring the color scheme into an area of my home that I consider an oasis: my bedroom. Just take a look at the before and after:
I’m thrilled with the results! It feels as if the entire room is filled with more natural light after decorating. I instantly wanted to spend all day in my bedroom reading, napping, and even getting some work done. It has definitely transformed the room and my mood when I walk in. Thanks to Moll and her inspirational advice on interior design changes, I realize that adding color to every aspect of life is a great thing! Exactly how did I do it? Let me show you.
I already had a blue accent wall in my room which is one way you can start small to add color. Don’t paint an entire room a color. Instead just paint one wall for a big impact and it’s budget friendly.
Pops of greenery throughout my home is a must. And no wonder, because Change Your Home, Change Your Life™ with Color by Moll Anderson informed me that greenery allows a person to focus, relax, reduce stress, and gives a sense of balance.
I quickly realized after reading the book, that my bedroom lacked fresh greenery and flowers. I had to immediately change that! My fiddle leaf fig that has actually thrived in another part of my home, made it’s way to sit in front of my accent wall. The green color of the plant stands out so much against the blue wall.
I then wanted to give a pop of color right when you walk into the bedroom. I placed a palm leaf from my yard in a vibrant blue vase. Can we just stop and talk about how you can find beautiful greenery in your yard and how gorgeous this vase is!? I’m smitten! I knew I wanted a vase like this after learning from Moll that glass vases that are transparent play with sunlight in a fun way. As you can tell, it help brighten up the space!
As part of Moll’s Fearless Five ways to decorate with color, I added fresh white roses to a blue and white chevron vase. This way I’m also incorporating a neutral color in my design. I’m almost positive this decor piece might be an umbrella stand, but I love using it as a vase!
Also, on my dresser I have a tray with natural wood elements, metallics, and blues mixed in with a candle placed in the center. Sometimes simplicity with color speaks volumes!
This wall between the windows has always been an awkward space in my bedroom. I never wanted to take away from the long curtains by placing something on the middle wall, but now after learning new design tips, this canvas works perfectly. It personalizes the space by tying in my love of greenery while using greens and blues within the design.
Decorative touches were also added here and there. Along with blue knobs on my closet doors, I draped a blue blanket along the bottom of my bed, added a decorative pillow with a vibrant blue pattern, and placed a blue plate on my bedside table for my jewelry. I learned from Moll that pillows are one of the quickest and easiest ways to add pops of color, visual interest, and texture to any space in your home.
As if that wasn’t enough, my color story came to life when I went shopping recently. Was I looking for a dress? No, not at all. But this dress. This gorgeous dress had me gasping as soon as I saw it. I normally go for solid black or navy dresses but not anymore! My color story has expanded past home decor.
My color story of using blues, greens, and neutrals brings a balance of healthy energy, a soothing and relaxing atmosphere, and a look that’s timeless. Are you ready to discover your color story, colors that compliment each other, and how to use Moll’s Fearless Five? I know there’s a really great chance you’re inspired right now, so it’s time to grab your own copy! You’ll fall in love the second you start reading Change Your Home, Change Your Life™ with Color by Moll Anderson.
I found my copy of Change Your Home, Change Your Life™ with Color by Moll Anderson and most of my decorative pieces at my local Target. Here’s where you can find it in the book section:
Stay inspired with color in your home and life by following Moll’s journey as she celebrates her new release and shows you how to incorporate color each and every day.
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What do you think your color story will be? Making that personal connection to your color scheme and understanding the feelings that come from certain colors is certainly a fun journey! These pops of color will change the mood of any space, how you shop for your wardrobe, and how you feel in general. Don’t forget to tell me in the comments below! I can’t wait to see which colors inspire your home and life. And most importantly, how you incorporate those colors!
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