Mandy Singh of Nanaimo Home Furnishings knows how to use colour to give your room a pop or more!

Mandy Singh of Nanaimo Home Furnishings knows how to use colour to give your room a pop or more!

An easy way to update your space: Colour on your terms

Colour can have a huge impact. It can be a mood-changer and a statement. It can be jarring or soothing. Colour can be inspiring … but it can also be intimidating, especially when you’re trying to decorate your home!

Our homes are a reflection of us, containing many of the things that we identify with and that identify us. The things you choose to surround yourself with, from family heirlooms to children’s artwork (heirlooms of the future!), are important to you. Your space should reflect who you are, after all, your home is your canvas to work with to create your ideal space!

Creating a palate to create your picture

Whether you’re planing to totally redecorate, or just want to add some colour, it can be difficult to balance different hues, textures and finishes, especially if you want to work with your existing pieces and paintwork.

For example, if you have an antique bed frame and you need a new wardrobe, getting something that matches may seem impossible, but Mandy Singh of Nanaimo Home Furnishings can make sure that your new piece complements your present ones, no matter what the finish or the space you have to work with. Most pieces can be custom made to fit your space perfectly, meaning your home gets a custom fit and a custom look.

From a pop to a statement

Making a bold statement with colour can start small. Cushions are a great way to add a pop without a huge hit to your bank account or a permanent commitment, and are easily changed for a seasonal look. For bigger items like soft furnishings, more commitment is required and it can be hard to know where to start.

Mandy can offer expert advice on pairing colours and textures of soft furnishings with your existing items and paintwork. “Two things are really important when choosing a new piece of furniture,” Mandy notes. “Make sure you measure your space, whether a whole room, or an area of a room, and bring photos, especially if you’re working with colour!”

If you want to go big and bold, or stick with neutral hues and a seasonal pop, head to Nanaimo Home Furnishings to get expert advice at the right price.

Stop by weekdays from 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 pm, Saturday, 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday from noon to 4:30 p.m. at 1713 Bowen Road or call 250-591-2053. Visit online at and find them on Facebook.

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