Cafés provide rich fodder for inspiration: just imagine the pleasure of the first sip of coffee in the morning, the happy bustle in your favorite café, the beauty of coffee art on your latte, or savoring the rich scent of freshly ground beans in the market. Today we will walk through the process of translating a mood board (shown above) to some concrete ideas for decorating a room. First, let’s take a closer look at that mood board. The images I’ve chosen feature beautiful coffee art, a café scene, as well as a few interiors that use the rich tones of coffee and cream. I’m noticing rich wood, textiles in warm brown and cream, artwork in natural tones, and pale, creamy walls.
To bring this to life in your space, start with the “envelope” of your room: the floors and walls. Deep espresso-stained wood floors paired with pale cream walls create a lovely, soothing backdrop for a range of neutral hues in this open, loft-like space. Industrial style wood and metal furnishings call to mind both vintage schoolhouses and cafés, while an eclectic assortment of textiles on the bed brings warmth and tells an interesting visual story.
Or, for a fun twist, put the “coffee” color on the walls with a feature wall made from cork tiles, and paint the floors fresh white. A worn wood farm table paired with sleek, modern white chairs creates pleasing contrast between old and new. This space would be perfect for a creative who works from home, as you could use it as a dining room in the evening, and pin inspiration and notes right to the wall during the work day.
Enrich a warm neutral scheme with a luscious rug covering the floor. Playing with texture helps a neutral space look and feel more interesting, so consider going with a nubby natural fiber, plush Moroccan style, or even a rug woven with leather.
Are you inspired by a coffee and cream palette or café style? Share your thoughts in the Comments!
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