Decor ideas for a south-facing room

If you have a south-facing room then lucky you! These rooms are the easiest to decorate as they receive lots of warming natural light, meaning you have the pick of the full colour spectrum to choose a scheme from. There are a few things you can consider colour wise in a south-facing room however.

As the light in a south-facing room is warm, choosing colours with a cool base (such as blues, greys and greens) will help balance that warmth and sunlight intensity. This theory applies to both light and dark colours; both of which a south-facing room can handle. Apart from balancing the sunlight, it really is a case of just choosing what you love in a south-facing room! Be as bold and beautiful as you want to be. Here are a few of our favourite schemes that would work well, depending on the feel you’re going for.

vava frome blush eau de nil
Image features Va Va Frome Blush Eau De Nil wallpaper, 003 Pink Cloud and 008 Turton

Image @em.gurner @anna.yanovski

Pattern and colour work beautifully in most rooms, and this blue and pink design would be a wonderful addition to a south-facing bedroom in particular. The blue tones would balance out the warm light, and the use of a complementing paint colour next to it will add depth and interest. 

Nidra Ink mural

Image features Heaton Park Blue mural, 012 Reservoir and 002 Magnolia

Image @melaniejadedesign

A south-facing kitchen living space is the perfect entertaining space and a large scale mural works brilliantly in pulling all the elements of the room together. The blue tones of our Heaton Park Blue mural for example will stop the room for feeling too warm or yellow and as a south-facing room can really handle a dark paint colour, consider pairing with a complementing inky blue or green for the wow-factor.

lush green pink wallpaper
Image features Lush Green/Pink wallpaper, 003 Pink Cloud and 010 Moss

Image @emmafishman_stylist

Colours on the darker end of the spectrum are great for south-facing rooms as they add depth and colour without feeling gloomy. Be bold and go for a striking wallpaper like our Lush Green/Pink paired with complementing shades of green and pink to pick out the colours in the design. 


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