Paint an accent wall
Image from housetohome.comYou will find that you can add a real punch of colour by painting just one wall in a room. This will really change the focal point without getting into a major decorating project and make the room look more interesting, you can zone different areas, change the proportions of a space or simply make it look even more beautiful. An empty nook or alcove could be the perfect spot and accent walls can work just as well in a neutral colour, as a bright one.
Add some painted furnitureIt takes courage to use bright colour on our walls and it makes us gulp all the more at the prospect of owning a piece of furniture in a bold colour. Bright colours in furniture are rejuvenating – it's unexpected and a breath of fresh air. Our new Rushbury Painted collection is ‘classic English’ in terms of styling, with its traditional shape and clean lines but it available in a choice of six different colourways including five engine red (or vintage pebble if you're not feeling quite so brave!). The collection is specially designed for the living and dining room is hand finished in the UK to accentuate the natural beauty of the knots, textures and shading of the timber that's used. With it's eye catching combination of contrasting oiled oak top and hand painted surface, each piece comes with a choice of two elegant handle designs for that individual finish.
Start a collection
Image from braybournefarm.blogspot.com.auA grouping of accessories in the same colour can add an impactful and non-permanent pop of colour to your space. What about some coloured glassware? You could set aside your mantlepiece to arrange interesting bottles, vases, and vessels. Leave space to add to the collection over time and stick to different shades of the same colour family for a coordinated look.
Try a touch of mother nature
Image from bellemaison23.comPerhaps the easiest and most versatile way to add a touch of colour to your space, is simply the addition of bright, colourful flowers. Whether it's an ornate arrangement or a simple grouping, a vase or large bowl of flowers can instantly transform your space. They are temporary and portable, so that you can test out different locations for your arrangement to find a spot where you feel most comfortable adding a splash of colour.
Put some colour on the floor
Image from therugseller.co.ukA colourful rug, strategically placed in front of a chair or under a coffee table can add colour and texture to a living room. You can choose a contrasting colour, chosen from fabric you’re using in the room, or look for one with an interesting pattern that ties into the theme of your space.
Accentuate existing features
Image from apartmenttherapy.comYou 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 steps on your staircase in graduating shades? Steps and staircases can often get forgotten but they are a great resource, offering the possibility to do something fabulously decorative that doesn’t cost the earth.
Style an open cabinet
Image from homedesignideas.euDon’t let all your kitchenware sit behind closed doors, instead, let it become the star of the show. Why not line up coloured plates on an open shelf, or stack multicolored plates and bowls to make a pretty feature out of your kitchen storage?
Create a gallery wall
Image from ruuninglawyerblogspot.comArt is not only a great way to personalize a space, it can also bring colour into a room. You don't need an extensive collection of fine art, simply a few colour paintings, posters or photographs will do. Hanging art on your walls will not only give your walls an instant pop of colour, but the paintings will add another layer of texture and dimension to your space.
Add a colourful dining chair
Image from diningroomlighting.euBring pops of colour into your home and make a statement with a single piece of furniture. Painting vintage furniture is a perfect way to add new life to something old. How about painting a dining chair? It's much easier and more fun than painting the whole kitchen, and you can change the colour whenever the mood strikes!
Get your books in (colour) order
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Whether you love it, hate it (or just love to hate it) if you're an interiors fan, then you've definitely noticed the trend toward color-coded bookshelves in recent years. What began as a styling trick for magazines now pops up in homes the world over. A colour coordinated bookshelf makes a great visual impact and makes make art out of everyday items. Organizing books by colour looks more streamlined, vibrant, and conscious.