Colour is a very effective and inexpensive way to add personality to your entire home or individual rooms. In fact, it can change the whole mood of a space! Below you will find some simple and affordable ideas for bringing colour and character into your home.
You don’t have to be an art expert or collector to adorn your walls with artwork. Your pieces should reflect who you are and also tie in with the overall theme of your home. Think outside the box; art doesn’t have to be a painting. It can be some of your favourite family photos made into canvas prints or stunning nature photography. Wall decals (removable vinyl stickers) have become incredibly popular and you can get some super stylish or even customer-made designs .
2. Paint Selection
For a truly dramatic effect in your home, you can’t go past a new coat of paint. If you’re building, you’ll get to choose the entire colour palette throughout your new home. While this sounds exciting, it can also be a bit daunting. Fortunately, some home builders – such as Coral Homes – will offer their expert opinion on home design for free – just get in touch!
3. Decor Soft Furnishings
When it comes to decorating your home, the choices are endless. The best way to tackle decor selection is to decide on a theme, unless you’d prefer to run with a more eclectic style. You can inject tremendous amounts of colour – whether it be soft and warm or bold and bright – through your choices in rugs, curtains, cushions, lampshades, table runners, napkins, etc. This is a great option if you’re renting and want to personalise your space to feel like your own. Grab yourself some interior design magazines for great tips and tricks and get your creative juices flowing!
Furniture is another great way to bring colour into your home. You can breathe new life into old and damaged pieces by stripping, sanding and painting with bold colours to really make a statement. If you’ve got a tatty old sofa, don’t throw it out. Instead, pay a visit to a restoration company and take a look at some of the stunning colours and patterns now available in upholstery fabrics. It’s not just about recycling anymore, it’s about ‘upcycling’!
Plants add a beautiful natural and tranquil element to homes, both inside and out. There are a huge range of indoor varieties now available and you choose from dark green foliage to bright limes and yellows. Some species (e.g. bromeliads) also flower to offer that extra burst of colour. For outdoor areas, potted plants add a wonderful design dimension to your home. You can go for bold, architectural plants like yuccas and agaves or softer, finer foliage like ferns and flowering shrubs.
If you’re wanting to spruce up your home, but your budget is limited, adding colour is a truly cost-effective way to decorate. There are so many ways to incorporate colour into every room of your home, as well as outside living areas. You’re really only limited by your imagination, so what are you waiting for, hit the design mags, the shops and hardware store and start creating!