Our bright rug was the starting point for our room. The apartment came with built in couches so we decided to make the sitting area more casual. Kenyan furniture is beautiful and we didn't want to take away from the intricate details. We also found some great artwork from local artists to complement the colors of our rug.
Colors used in my room:
We recently moved to Nairobi and are renting a fantastic apartment here. I usually love bold colors on our walls but didn't want to paint our rental, since we might be moving to a house soon. The apartment has dark tile flooring so we went with a bright rug for the sitting area and accessorized with bright yellows, blues, and reds and brought in a few plants to add in some green.
Tips for using color successfully:
Our life is quite colorful these days with our two-year-old daughter! We wanted our home to reflect her fun personality and added the colors that make us happy! We moved here during the rainy season and it's been great to come home to a colorful room after a dreary, rainy day. My tip is to use colors in your home that make you happy!