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How to Add Colour to a Room (Without Painting!)
Do you feel a room is too flat and lack excitement? This may be due to a lack of colour, as much as texture and so we came up with some great ideas for adding colour without reaching for the paintbrush.
Instantly lifting a room, a well-chosen, bright and vibrant canvas is ideal for any room, from the living room to the hallway and beyond.
Rather than painted scenes, which can use a limited set of darker colours, opt for abstract art that adds instant zing to a space.
Choose colours that connect with the rest of the room and don’t forget that if the artwork is to sit on white walls, the colours of the piece will be amplified.
Cost: prices for artwork range from a few pounds per canvas to thousands! Or why not create your own…?
#2 Tile decals for the kitchen and bathroom
You may have seen these around and we think they make a great addition to the tiling of any bathroom or kitchen that lacks a little colour.
Adding colour doesn’t mean adding super-bright, zany colours. For example, adding pastel blue decals to tiles in a white bathroom with white tiles adds a note of detail and interest that is perfect.
In the kitchen, use them sparingly and keep the detailing minimal so that they play a supporting role in adding colour rather being the stars of the show.
Cost: most decals cost not more than a few pounds.
#3 Coloured ornaments and accessories
There are amazing examples of coloured ceramics that will add colour and depth to a space. But don’t forget, you don’t have to opt for bright colours. Stick with the dramatic, earthy colours tipped for success during 2018 and you won’t go far wrong.
Adding ‘neutral’ coloured items can also work in a space but makes sure it has enough detail to stand out.
Cost: a few pounds, especially if you trawl local charity shop and thrift stores for stylish and colourful bargains.
There is nothing better for adding colour than a rug, especially if you choose one that is patterned too. Remember to opt for the right sized rug – too big or small and the effect is lost. In terms of colour, adding a dash of yellow brings brightness and golden hues, perfect for spring and summer. Opt for earthier colours for autumn and winter because who says you have to stick with the same colour all year round?
Cost: expect to pay £100 or more for a decent, long-lasting rug. The final price depends on the material with synthetic rugs being cheaper than natural fibres such as wool. But sometimes, longevity and quality are more important than price.
All of these four suggestions are relatively inexpensive additions and all work perfectly in any room, from the home office to the living room. How would you add colour without the hassle of repainting?