Easy Ways To Add Color By Guest Blogger Zoe Clark
Easy Ways to Add Color to Your Home
Colours, like features, follow the changes of the emotions. Would you dare to play with your feelings and add a little bit of colour to your home? Whether you are working with the blank canvas or you are about to give a completely new look to your old house, don’t be afraid to experiment with different colours and shades. They have the power to elevate the overall design of the interior, as well as create warmer and welcoming atmosphere.
Love at first sight
If you’re looking to dazzle everyone right after they make the very first step into your house, start by refreshing the look of your hallway. In most houses they tend to be rather small and narrow, what makes it impossible for you to add any furniture. If this is the case with your hall too, learn how to give life to those big dull walls. Pick up the brush and start painting. Pantone colours are an ever-lasting trend and at the moment we are in love with Rose Quartz and Serenity, somewhat cool and tranquil blue. These shades will provide the hallway with more light and make it slightly bigger visually. One more thing many don’t even dare to try is colour the front door. However, they are the reflection of your home and there is truly nothing more welcoming than freshly painted entrance that suggests your home is well-maintained.
Filling the tub with hot water and scented bath salts is what we dream of coming home to at the end of a long day at work. As you are lying there surrounded with candles and soothing scent of your favourite flower or fruit, all there is left is that when you open your eyes you feel like you are right in the middle of one of those high-style magazine bathrooms. If you consult with bathroom builders, they will tell you that by opting for a darker shade of tiles you are automatically warming up the room for a couple of degrees. If you wish to mellow down the gloom, place a fluffy light yellow or green rug to enlighten the room. Don’t forget to get the matching drapes, towels, as well as toilet seat cover. Finally, if you’re really going for a uniform look, you can match the colours of soap and shampoo bottles.
Lively living room
When it comes to your living room, no matter how neutral it seems prior to the entire redecorating process, it is possible to transform it, even on a budget. You will be surprised just how much power small and almost unnoticeable details can have. It is a common knowledge for every newbie designer that colourful cushions and bedsheets are an absolute must, so it’s high time you focused on details not many people notice when looking to redesign. First things first, dust your bookshelves and paint their inside with a statement colour. Then reorder books to achieve that always appealing ombre effect. When it comes to your drapes, simply use bright ties to break the monotony of long cream linen curtains.
Furthermore, get rid of the antique metal coffee trays and bring in the bold green, red or even yellow ones that best suit your taste. While we’re talking about the coffee table, you might consider repainting it, if nothing at least to freshen up the old shade. Finally, always ensure you have an abundance of colourful coasters. Not only will they enrich coffee table, you will also put an end to those unattractive glass rings.
In the end, don’t forget about the kitchen, the heart of every home. Although you get instantly warmer with the sound of the boiling pot of coffee in the morning, spice up the overall design with one or two shades of bright colours. You don’t have to go overboard and refurnish the entire room, but merely choose colourful glasses, mugs and other kitchenware. Then forget about stacking all kitchen items behind cabinet doors but place them on the shelves. This is when your OCD comes in handy, as it is possible to achieve the same rainbow effect as with the books in the living room. Pick up the glasses and start sequencing: from the darkest to the lightest one.
Remember that this season bold is IN and plain is out. To make everyone amazed and slightly envious of the design of your home, you have to be ready to experiment. Dare to do what others haven’t thought of doing and the result will leave you speechless.
Zoe Clark is a journalist, freelance stylist and blogger. She is a visual storyteller and aesthetician by heart who often writes about decorating and DIY ideas. She loves sparking creativity in people and giving them ideas for their own spaces.