STYLE DIY: NON-COMMITTAL COLOUR
Looking to brighten up your surrounds without the permanence of paint? Consider these simple (and easy to take back!) solutions
If you’re unable to make permanent changes, add colour to any space with these easy ideas
Line the insides of bookshelves
or cabinets with coloured contact or wallpaper. This is particularly handy if you’re renting, or if you just really like neutral walls. It adds instant impact with very little fuss, and looks amazing teamed with accessories in minimalist tones.
Treat yourself to a bunch of flowers.
You can change them as often as the inclination strikes and they come with numerous moodboosting benefits. Choose seasonal varieties to get more bang for your buck and use greenery from the garden to bulk out your arrangements.
Lay a brightly coloured rug on the floor.
Keep your furniture pieces neutral so they’re not competing for attention (also a good move if you decide to replace your rug down the track), and pull out one or two colours in the rug for your decorative accents – think a bright light fitting, a matching throw or colourful frames.
Buy all of the cushions!
Seriously, this is one of the cheapest and simplest ways to brighten up a room, and they’re comfortable too. And if you happen to spill coffee on one, or just see one that you like better, it’s easy enough to buy new covers to slip over the existing inserts.
Hang some colourful curtains.
These style staples can really elevate a room, so long as they’re not clashing or competing with other items. In the bathroom, a vibrant shower curtain will pop against an otherwise stark landscape.
Put up eye-catching artworks.
Whether you like multi-coloured abstracts or something in more muted tones, art adds another layer of texture and dimension to a room, while providing an insight into your personality and style.
Invest in colourful small appliances
for your kitchen benchtop. Think kettles, toasters and stand mixers in all manner of shades.
Luxe touch Emerald velvet cushion, $69.95, Milk & Sugar.