One of my assignments was to create a hospital room inspired color board based off of a photograph. On my color board, you can see the photo I chose is the tree with fall leaves. To me, this picture was full of warmth and comfort.
On this color board, the larger of the chairs is inspired for Daddy. More comfy than your bench bed, and still bringing in a sense of style to the room. The solids and prints reflect the colors and movement of the photograph, and the style of furniture I choose can help make any post-delivery mom feel at home and comfortable. They aren’t too modern, but keep within the comfort zone of a hospital setting instead. This color board was fun to create because it allowed me to find the balance between the hospital room decor clients might be used to seeing, and an updated one that can wow a new mom and her visitors.
Want to try a color board of your own? Creating your own color board is simple. Browsing through magazines, keep clippings of the furniture you like- whether or not it is upholstered the way you like! While at the store, grab a couple paint swatches you are interested in. Some fabric stores will allow you to take sample squares home. Home improvement stores don’t always offer samples to go home with, but purchasing pieces of finishes or moldings won’t hurt the pocket book it’ll help you make sure it is what you want before investing in room size stock. Once you’ve begun collecting your supplies, place them on your board and start playing with different colors and patterns until you get the right feel.
Hope this tiny hint was helpful! I’ve got more color boards coming your way, stick around! Questions? Leave a comment, I’d love to hear your thoughts!