When it comes to decorating the home, it’s recommended to steer clear of trends and fads as these are guaranteed to feel dated at some point. Grey and white interiors have become a growing trend, especially on social media. But sometimes adding a splash of colour sets the mood for your home and can make the rooms come alive. Enjoy a more colourful abode, with just some accessories and a splash of paint. Here are our tips on how to infuse your home with colour:
Scatter the cushions
Whether they are florals, patterns or block colours, throwing a few cushions around the home is a sure-fire way to add a splash of colour around as well as extra comfort. When choosing cushions, be sure to mix and match colours and textures to really elevate what could be seen as a bland space.
If your bedroom is in need of a burst of colour, add a striking headboard. Head to a bed specialist such as Divan Beds Centre, who stock a range of headboards that can be secured to your bed frame to instantly update the room. It’s a clever way of adding a focal point to the room without having to change too much. Dress the bed with neutral tones to ensure you’re not taking away from the main feature.
Throw it around
A throw or light blanket in a vibrant colour strategically draped over the arm of a chair, back of the sofa or end of the bed adds interest to what is usually a plain and simple piece of furniture. If the sofa is leather choose a fur throw – for fabric, a chunky knit would be the perfect addition.
Hang a gallery
Liven up a blank wall with the use of some images. Art is the perfect way to infuse colour and patterns into the home. Use a variety of frames: thin, chunky, metal and wood are all ideal to make a statement. Don’t feel the need to just buy frames in one shape either – start with the largest picture first and then expand the group across the wall.
The easiest and most versatile way to add colour to your home is by adding some beautiful and bright flowers. They can instantly transform a space, whether it’s on the bookcase shelf or dining room table. While fresh flowers will also bring the added bonus of a floral scent, artificial flowers will be a good choice if you’re wanting them to last longer.
Paint one wall
Simple yet effective, a new lick of paint on a wall will act as a feature and change the focal point of the whole area without requiring major work. It doesn’t need to be one of the main walls to achieve the desired look, that little space you keep the armchair or an empty alcove could be the perfect spot.
Choose a bold, contrasting colour to the other walls. While it’s not that difficult to repaint the walls, it’s not something you want to be doing every year. And remember to choose a colour you really love, not one because it’s currently on-trend.