Loving Grey and Loving Colour

Home office

It’s been a little while now since we finished our home office which is still the only room in our house to be anywhere near complete. I worked home from on Tuesday this week and set up camp in this little but inspiring room with my tea, laptop, music and candles and got so much done because it makes me happy, it’s my creative space and it’s full of little splashes of colour that offset our darkest grey walls.

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A transformation from start to finish, we initially wondered whether painting such a small space dark grey was a wise idea but we’ve teamed it up with white furniture and so many splashes of vibrant accessories that it doesn’t feel dark at all and instead is a cosy space in winter and a cool, refreshing room in summer with the windows and plantation shutters flung open.

I recently attended a colour psychology masterclass, learning how your personality influences what interiors style you opt for and being a bubbly, chatty person I definitely need my home to reflect that with a variety of textures, themes and colours. It’s so easy to achieve and doesn’t have to be daunting if you look at the smaller accessories such as lighting, wall art, vases and so on that can be easily switched out to achieve an entirely new look.

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One of the key messages that came out of the psychology masterclass was to be authentic and tell your own story and there’s no doubt that colour helps me to do just that.

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Are you a colour lover or do you prefer a cleaner style? Isn’t it great that we all love something different!

This post is in collaboration with Argos who asked myself and 3 other bloggers to talk about how we’ve styled our home offices. You can read the Argos feature here.

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11 Comments

  1. April 22, 2016 / 9:39 pm

    I absolutely love your work space. LOVE the dark grey and splashes of colour x

    • Lins
      April 23, 2016 / 9:44 pm

      Thank you 🙂 I’m watching your extension progress with interest, so excited for you!! X

  2. Gemma
    April 23, 2016 / 3:44 pm

    You office is stunning! And what a beautiful shade of grey! I’ve got a little space in our guest bedroom that I’d like to use as an office and you’ve really inspired me to get started with it (although I’ve got so many other projects on the go at the same time, haha!).

    Gemma x
    The British Feather – Life, Travel & Home Decor

    • Lins
      April 23, 2016 / 9:43 pm

      Aww thank you so much Gemma! We’re really happy with it but it took forever and if the rest of the house takes that long we’ll be going til we’re 100! X

    • Lins
      April 25, 2016 / 3:55 pm

      Thanks so much 🙂 We really love the colour…just as well! Xx

  3. April 25, 2016 / 2:57 pm

    Lovely office space – I’m so envious.

    I’m currently sharing my workspace with a load of baby stuff – buggy, car seat, etc. One day, one day…

    • Lins
      April 25, 2016 / 3:54 pm

      You’ll definitely get there, to be fair to you the only reason this room is done is because it’s the smallest room in the house! The rest are in dire need of the same TLC X

  4. Karen
    April 27, 2016 / 1:27 pm

    The best thing about this space is that if you ever wanted a change (although why would you ‘cause it’s gorgeous as is!) you could simply swap over some of the stationery and voila, a pretty affordable makeover. Because anything will pop against that gorgeous grey. Such a lovely room hun xx

    • Lins
      April 29, 2016 / 10:39 pm

      I totally agree! I had always dismissed grey as being very “meh” but now I’ve definitely seen the light and really love it. Thanks so much for your kind words Xx

  5. May 31, 2016 / 9:53 pm

    Greys are most definitely trending lately, good to see how they can liven up a living space, thanks for posting.

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