• Amy Newton

How do I add colour to my home?

This is a question I am often asked and something that so many people seem to struggle with through fear of getting it wrong or not having a clue where to start, but it really is easier than you think and not as daunting as you might imagine.


Adding colour to your home doesn’t necessarily mean painting a whole room in a bright, vibrant colour (unless you want to of course, and in that case, go for it!). There are some small additions that you can make to gently add pops of colour, which will add character and interest to any room.


Here’s my top tips:


Greenery

Whether real or faux, the addition of plants can really liven up any space. Fill empty nooks with planters and baskets brimming with beautiful greenery and you will instantly change the look of any room. Not only that, it will also change how you feel in this space as greenery brings a sense of calmness to your environment. Real plants also have the added benefits of helping to produce clearer air and reducing noise if strategically placed. By adding plants at different heights, you can also create the illusion of height and space so don’t just consider plants on the floor, think about positioning them on furniture and in hanging planters.



Feature wall

Those that follow me will know that I am a huge fan of a feature wall and there are several to be found around my own home. Adding a feature walls allows you to test out colour (if you’re feeling hesitant) and can give a room the real wow factor. I would suggest picking a focal point in your room whether it be the wall behind your headboard or the wall where your fireplace sits and make this your feature. Think about how the feature wall will complement the rest of the room, as well as providing a contrast. And remember, paint and wallpaper aren’t your only options…think of wood, stone, tiles and textiles too.





Furniture

The walls in your home aren’t the only way to add colour. In fact, you can keep the rest of the room as neutral as you like but, add a pop of colour with the addition of a beautiful piece of furniture or seating. Accent chairs are a great example of this and a relatively inexpensive way to add colour. A single statement piece can truly transform the look and feel of a room.


Textiles

Curtains, cushions, throws and rugs are another way of adding colour to your home without having to paint or paper the walls (and especially if you’re in a rental property where this isn’t allowed!). You might want to start with a single accent colour, or you might want to pick a combination of colours - consider how they work together to create the overall look that you want to achieve.


Artwork and accessories

Often a room scheme can be derived from one piece of artwork that you love. Pick out one or two colours from the artwork and use those as accents throughout the rest of the room. However, you may wish the artwork in itself to be the statement piece that adds the colour that you desire, whilst the remainder of the room is kept to more neutral tones. The addition of artwork doesn’t have to be expensive as there is so much out there to suit every budget.


Adding the final finishing touches to a room is often the part that most people look forward to and this is where you can add lots of interest to a space with pops of colour and texture. It can also be a quick and inexpensive way to change the look of a room. If you accessorise with colour, you can change up the scheme of your room on a regular basis, without committing to big, colourful statement pieces.


If you are considering how to add colour to your home, have fun with it and experiment and remember, a wall can be easily re-painted or accessories changed.


If you’re still unsure how to add colour to your home, then why not get in contact with me for a consultation?


As always, thanks for reading!


Amy

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