A Love Affair With Orange – Featuring A Shade Wilder

When I’ve produced up my thoughts on a colour, I can’t usually allow it go, and my newest love affair has been with orange for the lounge.

Even though the residing space was the very first space we really tackled in the property, hoping to generate an escape from the renovation elsewhere, the demolition and dust has slowly but absolutely began to affect the walls and furniture in there over the previous 2 years. So as soon as the mucky kitchen work is full, we can start again. Living area decorating – take 2.

The colour scheme, however, will continue to be the same for the most portion Warm chocolate browns, deep wooden furnishings, and then injecting brilliant pops of orange to lift the space. So far, we really really don’;t have considerably that is orange, so I’ve been collecting bits and bobs for when the time comes.

Keep in mind the dresser I purchased for £50 off eBay? I’ve began painting that in orange this weekend. I know it’s vibrant for a dresser, but that’s what I’m going for!

Orange paint

I’ve bought a ton of stunning orange tealight candles from Ikea, but sadly they’re just generating a drawer someplace in the house smell outstanding, as the lounge has this week grow to be a shell of a space with every thing boxed up, as if we’re moving house once more – with the lounge wall due to be ripped down within the next week, we’re getting ready for extra mess. I have some small soft cushions in a sunburst orange from Primark to go on both finish of the extended couch, but I was also asked to review a cushion from A Shade Wilder, and when I saw that they had a vibrant orange one with a Zebra poking out and saying hello (gotta really like these monochrome animals) I was enthusiastic to include this to my increasing ‘orange’ collection.

A Shade WilderWith so significantly going on – boxes galore and plastic sheets that make the residence search like a scene from Dexter – it’s great to have a little corner of escape from it all.

It used to be the total lounge but now it is just a corner – and that’s just fine by me for now. I have my single leather chair which is older than me, comprehensive with my pile of cushions, and it is a good tiny cosy hub to chill with my laptop and catch up with e-mails away from all the demolition.


I’ve spoken not too long ago of my enjoy of cushions, and how significantly they make the house a home. For me, this minor corner thanks to things like this Zebra cushion, is a saviour when renovating. It’s so essential to have somewhere to escape from it all. And as it is so company but squishy, with it is bright colours, it brings a little bit of comfort when I’m surrounded by brown and beige in the type of filth and storage.

Truly, they are supplying twenty% off the retailer for orders on-line prior to 9th December with the code WONDER20 in case anybody is interested in some thing related (they do them in other colors too).

I cannot wait to make it a far more pivotal feature for the room. All in very good time although, when the kitchen is completed. In the meantime, I’ll be finishing the dresser in orange – big reveal coming soon – and attempting to uncover sufficient orange ornaments to make it feel like we’re living in a tangerine.