Don’t be drab – make your home colourful!November 14, 2017
Having your dream home isn’t always easy when you’ve got little ones running around! But if your home is drowning in magnolia and safe beige carpets, then it may be time to introduce a little colour into your home-life! But don’t worry, we’re not talking brightly painted walls or garish wallpaper! Just a subtle hint of colour is all it takes to make your home colourful!
Paint your skirting boards
Skirting boards? You remember those don’t you? It’s true that skirting boards are so often overlooked when it comes to decorating or even cleaning that we don’t harness their full potential! If yours are looking a little worse for wear then you can always think about replacing them – and you can use skirtingsrus for the skirting boards! Or if you just want to upcycle your current ones, then look at painting them a colour that you can compliment with matching accessories throughout the room. This easy trick is a great way to make your home colourful on a budget.
Customise your furniture
Has your furniture seen better days? It’s not really practical to suggest throwing out key pieces and replacing them with expensive colourful ones. Or maybe you have a particular piece you love but can’t bear to part with it – would you prefer to upcycle instead?
An otherwise ordinary piece of furniture can be given a new lease on life with a quick lick of paint! You don’t have to go all out — dipped legs and painted drawer fronts are all that’s needed to make an impact! Pinterest has so many amazing upcycling boards to browse I am sure you will find something suitable.
Try something a little quirky!
I don’t mean make your family sit on rainbow striped beanbags at the dinner table! Using everyday objects, like a teapot, in an unusual setting is a great way to make a colour statement. Try potting a houseplant in a patterned teapot or old jam jar for instant green-fingered style. Place these in your hallway, or on that old brown table that sits on the landing – the only limit is your imagination! Accessories are a super quick way to make your home colourful without to much effort.
Make everyday features stand out
It’s amazing what you can achieve with just a little pot of paint. No expensive ornaments or furniture to purchase and somehow place, just a little pot of paint and your imagination is all it can take! You can use colour to highlight an everyday aspect of your home and have it make a statement in the process. Why not paint the individual spindles on your staircase in graduating shades? This is a weekend project that will give your hallway the colour wow factor!
Refresh your bedding
It’s easy to get into the same old cycle of stripping the bed, washing the linen, drying it and then sticking it back on again. We always tend to purchase linen in the same style too! Well, now is the time to banish your boring bedding!
The bed is almost always the main focus of the bedroom, so use it to make a colour statement with a set of vibrant sheets! Using a double-sided duvet gives you the opportunity to display a pattern that will bring visual interest to a colour-blocked design and who doesn’t love fresh sheets!? NEw bedding and some contrasting cushions can make even the dullest room in your home colourful.