We're constantly looking for ways to improve our homes. Now that it’s Spring time it seems fitting that we should be filling out homes with color. Color is a great way to add some much-needed warmth, atmosphere, and personality to a room. The great thing about brightening up a space is that you can do it on a budget. Here’s how...
Start with the walls. Painting the walls is a great way to add some atmosphere and personality to a room, without breaking the bank. White walls are often the go-to color scheme for most houses, but be bold and brave in spring. Painting a wall a mustard yellow color is a good way to bring some instant warmth to space without going overboard. It also created the illusion of extra light. So it's a particularly good idea if you’re room is lacking natural light.
If you’d prefer to create some drama and atmosphere, deep purple colors like plum are a good option. You can pair these with dark wood paneling or mahogany furniture. This will create some good tension and a feeling of opulence. Stick to painting the walls rather than wallpapering if you want to keep costs down.
Just like the walls, we tend to go safe with our carpets. Unlike the walls this is sometimes for good reason. In a living room a bold colored carpet can look overdone. Instead, try coupling a neutral-toned carpet with a colorful rug. Replacing carpets can be expensive but have a look for an online carpet sale to push the price down.
Accessories are a great way to add some pops of color to a room. If you’re short on natural light prop a large mirror against the wall, or hand a landscape one above a fireplace. This will immediately make a small dark space look larger and lighter. Obviously, lamps and candles will also add some light to a room but focus on other accessories too. Some novelty cushions work well on a neutral colored sofa and can break up the pared back tones nicely.
To add some color to a room and walls, paintings are a great idea. Unfortunately, they can be expensive to buy. If you need to keep the costs down, paint your own! This may sound intimidating but what better way to add color and personality to a room. Choose colors that fit in with your scheme. If you're a beginner go abstract and think flicks, splashes, and splotches of paint. Frame your piece of art and it will instantly look more expensive, and professional!