I am a huge fan of adding character into my home decor. There is nothing more fun than adding a touch of colour and vibrancy to any room in your home. The hard part is getting it right! So, in this post I am going to show you just how I add a touch of personality to my rooms. Each piece has been well thought out and often makes guests go “WOW” or at least ask questions about how I achieved the look and feel of the EUREKA trend!
There is nothing more uninspiring than walking into a home where everything blends together. Although, it looks nice and fresh it just simply has no character and individuality to it. Your home should match your personality and we all have things we love in this world… So, why not add a touch of colour and pizzaz up your home with ideas similar to these.
What is the Eureka Trend?
Here is what the experts say!
Graham & Brown – “The Eureka trend is a chance to create, delight and wonder, offering the opportunity to inspire others through your own interior design ventures. Creating a sudden, unexpected realisation to all those who enter the doors to your humble abode on how they can represent their own characteristics with colour and vibrancy. “
I love to surprise my guests with a touch of eclectic delight when they walk into my home. My kitchen definitely has to be the brightest room in my house. I know my kitchen home decor would not suit everyone’s taste but for me it reflects who I am, unconventional and hopefully some would say fun (although this is debatable).
I personally tend to spend a lot of time in the kitchen. This is generally because it’s actually my favourite space in our home… I enjoy cooking and cleaning far too much and I suppose the room I am most active in throughout the day is where I love to add touches of colour too.
I have decorated the kitchen in a range of three base colours grey, cream and black (Ok, that actually sounds quite boring.) However, all those colours compliment each other quite well. Me being me, I decided to add mixed cream and grey units which works and complimented the units with black work surfaces and black/grey tiles.
My taste has changed since I first moved in and I love to add a depth of colour to the kitchen now. I would say my main ‘WOW’ feature in my kitchen that really gets the most attention is my brightly coloured LG washing machine which lends itself to a “Eureka moment” for our guests.
This extra special Ltd Edition Washing machine is one of only 5 produced for John Lewis by the designer Giles Deacon. It provides a real unexpected discovery when people come to visit, even the washing machine repair man who came to service the machine took photos of it to show his work mates!
Special touches to the Landing!
I have carried this Eureka theme throughout my home and the most recent home decor improvement I have made is by adding some very eclectic style wall art to my newly decorated landing.
I still have pictures of the kids on my wall but I now also have two very striking prints featuring “Ziggy Zebra” and “Oswald Owl” to greet and surprise my family and friends,they are definitely a talking point! They cost £25.00 each and personally I love them!
The best part of the Eureka trend is the colours. It takes on all the colours of the rainbow, so there really are no restrictions here. The only key is colour blocking. Using definite lines and shapes to organise bright colours and create beautiful, bold statements in your room.
I have followed this colour blocking rule in adding some colour and a statement to my teenage son’s bedroom. with neutral walls it is very easy to add a splash of colour with this bedding. I love how the colours compliment each other without being overpowering but whilst still adding a fun, colourful and playful vibe to the room.
I have found these items that would be a perfect fit for the Eureka Trend, I may even add some into my current home decor.
If you are looking for inspiration for all things vintage and antique, take a look at my Precious themed living room post.
Do you have any items in your home which produce a Eureka moment?