10 WAYS TO ADD COLOUR
(without painting your walls) If you’re keen to brighten up your interiors without lifting a brush, try these cheap and cheerful instant updates. No clean-up required!
These cheerful updates are easy to achieve – and no paint is involved!
1 FEATURE FURNITURE
Add wow factor with a statement armchair or sofa in a saturated colour or pattern. Bright dining chairs can look amazing around the table, while coloured bedside tables make an easy and cheery bedroom update, too.
2 CUSHIONS FOR COLOUR
We all know how cushions can make a big impact, so consider dressing your sofa with colourful throw cushions or new cushion covers. They will update the look of your sofa in an instant, and brighten up the entire space.
3 EMBRACE NATURE
A vase full of beautiful colourful blooms or a house plant are nice additions to any room and a simple way to introduce colour into your home. Using pretty coloured pots for your indoor plants is an easy way to liven up a dull space.
4 UPDATE KITCHEN ACCESSORIES
Add a shot of colour to your kitchen with plates, bowls, glasses and utensils in a range of delicious hues. Storage canisters are an on-trend and practical kitchen addition, as is an exposed shelf to display colourful pieces.
5 TAKE IT DOWN TO THE FLOOR
An area rug is a great way to bring a pop of personality into your home. Incorporate a rug with a colourful pattern or detail to add interest underfoot. Not only can rugs bring rooms to life, they’re also great for defining different living spaces.
6 CREATE IMPACT WITH LIGHTING
Pendant lights or lamps in lovely hues are easy and effective ways to bring colour into a bedroom, kitchen, bathroom, office or living space.
7 REMEMBER THE BATHROOM!
Many bathrooms are devoid of colour and tend to look a bit boring. Brightly coloured towels in fun designs are a fast and cost-effective way to inject personality and style.
8 BUY COLOUR-SAVVY STORAGE
Colourful baskets are a practical storage option for just about any room in the house. They’re also a fun and easy way to experiment with colour. Use them to store wrapping paper and craft items in the office, toys in kids’ rooms, magazines in family rooms, cleaning products in the laundry and everyday essentials in the bathroom.
9 BE CREATIVE WITH YOUR BEDLINEN
There are so many bold coloured and pretty patterned bedlinen options on offer that updating sheets, quilt covers and scatter cushions to transform bedrooms is too easy! Mix and match patterns and colours for impact.
10 ADD ART
If you prefer a neutral backdrop, introduce colour into your interior with art. From a statement piece to a simple framed print or tea towel, art adds drama and a splash of colour to your walls. Neutral walls are ideal as they allow your art to take centrestage.