So continuing on in my series of chakra-inspired decor, we move onto the sacral chakra, the orange chakra. Creativity, procreation, directing one towards the self, food, sex, pleasure: these are the forces and influences associated with this chakra.
Once again, my search for decor ideas took me to Pinterest (don’t you love it?!), and boy have I got some great images for you, and yes, they’re all very sexy.
Sadly, I have no idea where this image comes from originally (the one drawback of Pinterest, in my opinion). It’s one of my favorites, though.
Isn’t it gorgeous? The plaster walls are amazing, and if you look at the floor, it looks like it’s half brick and half honeycomb tiles. Swoon! Is there anything more seductive in a bedroom than silk, lace, and a canopy bed?
Peacock and Tangerine
I love, love, LOVE this combo via Home Design Note. Hello herringbone hardwoods!
I wish this image was larger, I really do. The artwork above the rockin’ sofa would be interesting to catch a better glimpse of. These colors work really well because blue and orange sit directly opposite one another on the color wheel, and in these rich jewel tones, it’s not abrasive. Rather, it’s energizing and alluring.
If I walked into a friend’s home and found this chair sitting in the corner, I’d have to hear the story:
I found this one via Haven and Home. Pop over there in a bit and check out the other orange decor Marianne Strong loves. I’m so into this image for several reasons: the chair looks like it has a story (and you know how I love a good story!), but it’s not just that. The floor has a nice subtle glow to it that grounds the space with an orange hue, and the charcoal walls are a more subdued version of the blue-and-orange combo above.
Eclectic and Bold
Finally, I had to include this room, which I found when writing my red chakra post last month:
I have always been a sucker for vintage advertisement posters, and if I could somehow jump into the picture to steal the rug, it’d be gone. This room is an amazing mix of modern, traditional, and even shabby chic. The glass coffee table (tables?) gives you a place to set a wine glass and helps to define the seating space without taking away from the gorgeous rug. I wouldn’t have thought to pair the tufted sofa with the very modern one directly across, and the mercury lamps on the rustic sideboard is a perfect combo. It looks like the room is very tall and the posters are just incredible next to the huge windows. I love everything about this room.
Do you decorate with orange? If so, how do you like to add it to your home?