Do you live in black and white or colour?

A bit like creating your wardrobe, when it comes to accessorising your home, chances are you either favour a blend of sophisticated monochrome and neutrals, or an invigorating burst of colour. At Very HQ, we like a bit of both so, whatever your home style, we can talk you through how to get it!

Black & White

If your home style is suave, sophisticated and smart (just like you, obviously!) then you’ll probably like a monochrome room, softened with shades of grey, taupe and dusky pink.

Make the most of classic style with crisp white bedding teamed with a soft grey throw and update the look with a cool tripod lamp. Imagine lazy Sunday mornings reading a fashion mag or your favourite book in bed (perhaps while the boy makes breakfast!).

Of course, sophisticated doesn’t mean boring. It’s so easy to  give this look a quirky twist with iconic Abbey Road and Oxford Street framed bus blinds or a vintage typographical canvas. Accessorising the look this way means you have a classic look that stays on trend.


Perhaps your home is more about fun colours and a relaxed atmosphere for a thoroughly modern, vivid look that suits your outgoing style and personality. Orange is the perfect colour to do this with – it’s easier to co-ordinate than you think and it looks stunning teamed with reds, black and hints of green.

Think cushions, cushions and more cushions to give your living room a summery makeover. Mix plain rusty oranges with bold patterns and throw in a boudoir cushion to create layers of texture. This look is all about relaxing with your girlfriends over a glass of wine and some tapas. It’s bright and stylish, yes, but soft and comfy too.

You can pick up the colour with your accessories too. Lamps, vases, baskets and throws are a quick and easy way to update an otherwise neutral room and to get a stunning, exotic look.

Both these styles work well on a neutral base so if you have a slightly dull room that’s yet to find it’s personality, you just need to decide whether you’re a black and white or colour girl and go for it. Although deciding will be the hardest part!

Love Sarah x

PS. I blog about my favourite books over at Sarah’s Adventures in Literature Land if you fancy it!

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19th April 2014
Written by Very_Lauren

Posted by: Jamie Shields 7 May 2014

Nice cushions!