Feeling like your home is getting a little, blah? Every once and awhile you need to add something new to your home or change the colour theme to make you fall in love with your home all over again.
For most people, the major pieces of furniture they own tend to be neutral in colour – think beiges, browns or grays. Such neutrals provide a perfect backdrop for some beautiful and inexpensive ways to introduce colour into your living spaces.
Choose Colours That Make You Happy
When choosing a colour to brighten your home, throw away all of your preconceived ideas about what the latest trends are and what the decorating magazines say. The most important thing to remember when narrowing down your colour choices is to settle on the ones that make you perk up, smile and feel good.
Pillows Add Punch
Pillows are the fastest, easiest and most cost effective way to inject new hues into your space. They can be changed out with the seasons, and are available at a wide variety of price points, from discount stores all the way up to high end furniture shops. When you surround yourself with the colours that you love your mood will improve and you will look forward to being in your space no matter the season.
Curtains Up The Colour
Curtain panels are a wonderful option for adding some large, yet subtle accents of colour to a home. Curtains are a great place to have fun with prints and patterns, and again, many discount stores and chain stores stock curtain panels available in a wide variety of shades and designs. Think about choosing colourful curtains made from a variety of fabrics that will compliment what is already in your home, for example synthetics or natural fibres like linen.
Rugs That Refresh
The addition of a colourful rug to a room can add interest where you’d least expect to find it. A small throw rug, anchored safely with a non-slip pad in front of the sink can open up a tired kitchen or bathroom. When placed in front of your entry door, a bright rug can make an entryway suddenly inviting. The addition of mid-sized rugs can always freshen up a living or dining area with a vivid pattern.
Throw-Blankets That Sparkle
Soft, cozy throw-blankets draped across the back of your sofa can, when chosen in an inviting hue, be just the thing to snuggle up with as you watch your favourite television show. Think about introducing the same colours you chose for your pillows and curtains in a lighter shade and in a more noticeable texture when selecting a throw-blanket. Washable knits and woven fabrics often wear well and can add a fresh originality to any room.