Interior Design Tips

How to Style with Yellow: 4 interior style tips

white chaise sofa with yellow cushions

The sunshine is finally making an appearance and we’ve never been happier! The sun, and the colour yellow in general, has a real impact on the way we feel – injecting a sense of positivity, happiness and confidence into our daily lives. So, what better way to bring the sunshine into your everyday than styling a space with yellow? Read on to discover different ways of brightening up your home with a touch of warmth and positivity.

Stylish sun-spots: yellow armchairs

Introducing a yellow armchair to a neutral-inspired room is the perfect way to freshen up a space. A bold pop of colour can instantly put a modern twist on a traditional design, such as our chesterfield-inspired Poppy armchair, for a classic contemporary look.  Our Mango brushed linen cotton is a great choice for introducing a fun splash of colour to your home, which is bound to put a smile on your face.

Pairing our Snowdrop button back armchair with deep blue cushions, @our.home.on.cherrylane creates balance in their cosy corner, bringing a richness and warm vibrancy to their space. Adding ambience with lanterns and candlelight, @our.home.on.cherrylane ensures comfort is at the centre of their light-filled living room.

Opting for the soft curves of our Saturday loveseat, @leopardandlinen adds a pop of yellow to organic tones of green to create a sense of the uplifting natural world and the bright rays of the sun. The look is completed with leafy pots of greenery and a sunburst mirror to really emulate the sun in all its glory.

yellow button back armchair

Create a dramatic focal point: yellow statement pieces

Be bold and create an impactful space to relax in by using yellow as a stand out feature in the room. With a sleek statement shape, such as our Chester sofa, and a bold golden velvet such as our Nefertiti, very little else is needed to transform the room into a space to recoup and reenergize.

Pair with black and white geometric shapes, such as @comedowntothewoods and their beautiful Holly sofa and footstool, to bring a contemporary pop-art vibe to your space. Using statement lighting in warm complementary copper tones and a gallery wall for additional pops of colour, @comedowntothewoods uses yellow for a modern twist on living decor.

Introducing a more grandmillennial-inspired interior design to their space, @at_lucys_house upholsters our beautiful Bluebell in Butterscotch cotton matt velvet to pop against more traditional features such as her brick feature wall and patterned footstool. Cosy and eclectic, @at_lucys_house introduces a timeless charm through their bold choice of fabric.

Using dark decor in their bedroom for an antiquated look, @the_girl_with_the_green_sofa introduces the Audrey bed in Butterscotch to make an energetic and bold impact. Using yellow in their bedroom design stunningly creates an optimistic environment that makes each morning seem that little bit sunnier.

Simple touches: yellow accessories

Sometimes you just need to introduce a small pop of yellow to a space to make a big difference. Swapping out darker or colder colours for warmer hues immediately makes a room feel brighter and more welcoming. If you’re not feeling particularly brave about experimenting with colour, bringing yellow into a room in the form of scatter cushions or throws is a great first step, providing a hint of sunshine without requiring total commitment!

The advantage of using scatter cushions for a dash of yellow is that you can opt for fun textures and playful shapes for that added bit of intrigue. @elevenwaikare and @agi_at_59 both opt for a round, fluffy cushion to create an element of play and feel-good design on their sofas. While @elevenwaikare uses yellow as a direct colour palette contrast to her Bluebell 2.5 seat sofa in Deep Turquoise cotton matt velvet, @agi_at_59 pairs her yellow scatter cushion with the serene green of the Izzy sofa in Olive cotton matt velvet to create a relaxing and luminous space for you to sink into.

white loose cover sofa with yellow scatter cushion

Blue living room with yellow accents

Combine the calming hues of blue with bursts of optimistic yellow by accessorising a blue living room scheme with yellow furnishings. Complementary colours to one another, pairing them with bronze and coppery accents adds warmth to an otherwise cool scheme creating the perfect balance as we head into the summer months.

A direct complement to yellow on the colour palette, blue is perfect for decorating with yellow. For blue decors such as @penleigh_houserenovationsIsla sofa in Armour in a deep and rich aqua living room, adding in accents of yellow alongside other shades for a fuller, three-dimensional interior style is ideal for bringing the space to life and avoiding a flat aesthetic.

In her kids’ playroom, @at_lucys_house beautifully complements her blue decor with yellow accessories and touches of pink. Choosing yellow details from mustard-coloured pom poms on her wicker baskets to golden flags on her fireplace bunting, @at_lucys_house uses pops of colour against the blue of her Bluebell sofa bed in Deep Turquoise to create a light-filled, fun environment for children’s play.

blue chaise with yellow scatter cushion