Here are a few ideas for how to bring more color into your home:
The key to using color in your home well is to pick a palette and stick to it. If you have a lot of navy and white, consider using yellows as an accent color. If you have a lot of black and gray, a blue or red may be a good accent color choice. The secret is to keep the number of colors to a minimum so that the color will stand out.
Throw it Around
Throw pillows, blankets and curtains are all easy ways to bring pops of color into your house. The best part about these is how easy they are to change. Since you’re not making permanent updates, you can quickly shift from bright yellow to pink if you find yourself bored with your palette choice. The secret is to keep most of your furniture neutral so these colors shine.
Keep it Fresh
Flowers and house plants are excellent ways to bring not only color but life into your home as well. Fresh cut flowers don’t cost much and are easy to keep on hand. They easily brighten your home without making a permanent change. If you’re looking for house plants, here are a few recommendations for plants that are easy to care for.
For a more permanent pop of color, consider painting some of your furniture pieces or purchasing new, bright furniture. You can paint just the top or just the legs of a table to bring in a bit of color. Maybe paint the back of a bookshelf bright yellow to bring color into your room. The sky is the limit for small tweaks to your furniture. Do as much or as little as you’re comfortable with as these changes are more permanent.
If you have fun vases, plates or glasses on hand, try putting them on display instead of hiding them inside cabinets. Small displays of curated wares are an easy and temporary way to add color accents to a room. Display some of your wares on bookshelves, floating shelves or on table tops. Have fun with these and don’t be afraid to push the envelope.
Have fun and enjoy playing around with color in your home!