We have a small space at the top of the stairs that is in desperate need of some colour. It currently consists of brown carpet, bare walls and an undressed sloping window. Oh, and an overflowing washing pile. I’ve been trying to figure out the best way to brighten it up without overwhelming the space, and I think I may have just cracked it thanks to some inspiration from Velux Blinds Direct.




Their new Colour Collection by Scholten & Baijings offers six different designs inspired the changing light throughout the day. I love the striped effect and subtle colours, particularly the yellow. This got me thinking about how we could brighten the space using a minimal colour palette.

The Velux window is fantastic for letting natural light in to the otherwise windowless landing area, but it is North facing so in order to make the most of the available light I plan to paint the currently pale green walls in a bright white colour. As we rent there isn’t much we can do about the brown carpet, but the white walls & ceiling will reflect the light and brighten the area. A varied colour palette would be overwhelming so I’ll be introducing just one accent colour, all be it a bright one! You can’t beat yellow for bringing a bit of sunshine into the home.


We have an old bookcase that a neighbour gave us which is in need of a lick of paint and I think a coat of white with the addition of yellow on the front of the shelves would look great. I love to read in bed before I sleep so having my books by the bedroom would be really handy.

Add to that a new blind & a few carefully chosen items like those above and I think we’ll be able to transform the dull space into a bright functional one with just the right amount of colour to add some cheer. And all thanks to a bit of inspiration from Velux Blinds Direct! Funny where ideas can stem from.

Where’s the strangest place you’ve got some interiors inspiration from?


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