One of the quickest and easiest ways to breathe new life into your home is to add a splash of color. Even if your home is already colorful, changing its dominant color palette can dramatically transform its appearance and create an entirely new atmosphere and ambience in every room. While adding or changing colors may seem like a daunting process, it’s actually a simple step that can be accomplished with just a few key changes and a few minor expenses.
Don’t let a drab home drag down your mood, and don’t let seeing the same colors every day make you feel bored and uninspired. Check out Blindster’s list of the top ways to add color to your home and make your living space once again feel invigorating and brand new:
1. Paint a door, a wall, or a piece of furniture.
Paint is the obvious solution to any color-related problems and challenges, but it’s easy to go overboard, and most homes don’t need a fresh coat of bright paint on every wall to change their overall appearance and atmosphere. Instead, pick a few key spots in your home that already need to be painted and use that opportunity to add a splash of color. Painting your front door is a small project that can have a big impact on the looks and curb appeal of your home. On the inside, an accent wall and a fresh, eye-catching paint job on a centrally located piece of furniture can be the perfect color-infusion for an otherwise drab or visually uninteresting room.
2. Buy and display colorful blankets and pillows.
Whether they’re on your bed or your couch, colorful blankets and pillows can make a big impact on the appearance of a room. If you’re looking for an easy way to add a splash of color to either of those rooms, you can’t go wrong with a quick swap of the blankets and pillows. Over-sized versions of both that are prominently displayed are both eye-catching and help shift the room’s overall color palette without the need for paint or new furniture. For more dramatic changes in living rooms and dens, place colorful slipcovers over couches and chairs.
3. Hang a few colorful pieces of artwork.
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Art encompasses a huge variety of creations, so whether you prefer traditional paint on canvas or more avant-garde pieces, you can’t go wrong when it comes to using artwork to enhance your home’s color. If you have a creative side, you can also make your own artwork to create the exact shapes, textures, patterns, and colors that you want to add to your home. A large painting or creative display can transform an otherwise plain and boring room into a visual centerpiece for your home.
4. Buy colorful kitchen appliances and gadgets.
There’s a huge difference between replacing your refrigerator, dishwasher, and oven for new colorful models and replacing small items like your toaster, coffee maker, and tea kettle, but the latter changes can be just as dramatic for a fraction of the price. Adding a splash of color to your kitchen can be as easy as swapping out a few of the items you use on a daily basis with more colorful models and completing the change with new floor mats, hand towels, soap dispensers, and other inexpensive but essential items that are always on display.
5. Lay down colorful rugs.
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Inexpensive rugs are easy to find at most department stores, and many of them feature bright colors and bold patterns. Although adding color to your floor may seem less effective than adding it to your walls and other places that are closer to eye-level, you might be surprised by how much of a difference a few strategically placed rugs can make when it comes to improving the appearance of a room. Using a large area rug in your living room, dining room, or bedroom is a quick way to add a large amount of color, but discount the effect that smaller rugs can have on spaces like hallways and entry ways.
6. Bring nature into your home with colorful flowers and plants.
Flowers are among the most colorful objects found in nature, and that makes them perfect for adding bold colors to your home. The downside of many flowers is that they eventually wilt and need to be replaced, but there are also many colorful indoor plants that can survive inside your home for long periods of time. Orchids, geraniums, jasmine, and various succulents can all thrive indoors with proper care and attention, and they are a fun way to add color to any room in your home.
7. Install colorful window treatments and coverings.
Windows are often the focal point of rooms whether they’re covered or exposed to sunlight. Because of the eye’s natural tendency to be drawn to windows, it makes sense to take advantage of that fact by adding bold colors to your windows. At Blindster, we offer a huge variety of blinds and shades in hundreds of unique colors that can complement and accentuate your home’s décor and transform ordinary rooms into vibrant living spaces. Whether you prefer wood shades, Roman shades, mini blinds, or shutters, we’ve got you covered.
8. Prominently display your colorful household items.
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