Did you ever wonder how to add color to your home to give it an update without having to paint? Painting a room can be tedious and costly, plus it is also not something you want to do every season. But as moods, seasons, and trends change, you can help your home interior keep up by adding splashes of color. And you do not have to spend a lot of money, either.
How to Add Color to Your Home
Here are six ways on how to add color to your home without paint.
1. Throw Pillows
Throw pillows are a great way to get your decorating and color “fix.” You only need a few, and you can rotate them, combine them, and change them every so often.
You can place throw pillows in some interesting places, too – not just in the corners of the couch and chairs. You can place them on the floor in a cozy arrangement in front of the TV or fireplace, or use them to top the back of your sofa or loveseat. Or you can imply a certain design, such as using all white pillows with a bright yellow one in the center to indicate a daisy, or bright red and yellow pillows with a black one in the center, which also looks floral.
Another creative effect is to use throw pillows of different shades of the same color. You can arrange them in all sorts of interesting patterns.
2. Food and Flowers
Food is colorful! Bowls of apples, oranges, limes, lemons, and other brightly colored fruits and vegetables (real or fake) add a lot of tasty color to a room. They also lend a natural air. The same is true of flowers and houseplants. Bright greens and colorful flowers add a natural, fresh look to a room.
Try adding some brightly colored panel curtains to your room. Experiment with colorful patterns and solids to see what works best in your room. Curtains add color and create a focal point in your room.
Dusty, dingy lamps can drag any room down. Clean them off and add a bright new shade. Or hot-glue bright silk flowers to a plain white shade. There are actually all kinds of ways to dress up old lamps and add color at the same time. You can decoupage the lamp’s base, for example, or decorate with classy stickers and craft gems. You can also cover your worn lampshades with thin, colorful paper.
5. Throw Rugs
You can get very pretty throw rugs for not much money. Place vividly colored throw rugs at focal points in the room.
6. Primary Colors
Some of the brightest colors are the primary ones – red, blue, and yellow. Whether you are doing slipcovers, lamps, pillows, or something else, try combining these with a non-primary color that contrasts, such as yellow with hot pink and bright blue accents.
As you can see, it’s not too hard to add color to your home without spending a lot of money.