With the fashion world abuzz with zebra lines i.e. monochrome look, we thought why not bring our readers a good blend of fashion and interiors? Just the way we want to look trendy and in sync with the fashion why not create a new look for our home too? After all, our homes speak of our taste the same way clothes speak about our personality.
When we talk about bringing the monochrome theme to our homes, it doesn’t necessarily mean we have to refurbish our home or a particular room that we would like to experiment with. While letting the heavy furniture remain intact, we can redecorate the space with small additions like showpieces, linens, rugs, curtains, small light fixtures etc. By doing so, we can get our desired theme look with minimum dent on our pockets.
Symphonic Monochrome look consists of the two most common colors i.e. black and white. This combination has forever been associated with sophistication and elegance. Black as a color is usually considered to be the masculine color and the whites for the fairer sex. Imagine a black leather sofa with its smooth lines and rugged edges being complimented by subtle soft cushions in white or a white comforter thrown carelessly on the sofa side. By brining both the colors together we create a perfect symphony that exudes class and elegance. But we need to make sure that only one color dominates the room while the other color works as an accessory to the color theme. For e.g., if we opt for a white color wall and white sofas we have to make sure the other decorative items in the room should be of black color, like the rug on the floor or the cushion on the sofa. We can also choose black coffee tables and black ottoman.
This color theme is as much classic as it is modern (in short timeless) and hence works very well with modern furniture. An eclectic spiral lamp, a black-white color splattered rug, wallpaper and a modern black and white painting. Wrought iron furniture would also work well with the monochrome theme. For outdoor furniture, one can get plenty of options to choose from like the plastic chairs or the polished acrylic garden or patio furniture. For those of us who may worry that the Symphonic Monochrome look might appear cold and stale after sometime, we can add a distinctive add-on like a bright red center piece or a vase of yellow flowers to break the monotony (well actually “duotony” in this case) of the room.
Soul recommends a must-have piece of furniture that embodies this particular look like no other – A Piano!