Nothing can make a home feel drab and boring quite like bare white walls. They’re full of possibility, to be sure, but they can be a bit daunting when you first see your furniture in a blank room.
Check out this quick guide on how to add color to your home without painting.
Cover up that boring wall with a statement wall hanging.
Whether you choose a large piece of art or a hanging tapestry, this is a sure way to add some life to your room. Choose artwork in a bold color that complements your furniture; make this your accent color and supplement it with other décor.
For example, if you get a large abstract painting that’s mostly red, choose red coasters or a lamp with a red lampshade to really bring the room together.
Pillows and throws
Add throw pillows to your couch or bed in your chosen accent color.
These are great additions to any home, as they’re cozy and bright. A big bonus with these items is that they’re removable: you can change them out with the seasons to switch up your home’s look and feel.
This can keep your home feeling fresh and exciting for you and your guests.
Invest in brightly colored window treatments, such as blinds or shades. Match these to your accent color for an unexpected pop of brightness.
You can also use colorful drapes to add some style—light, breezy curtains are recommended to keep your room feeling spacious and bright.
Rugs are great for making your home feel cozy and welcoming, and they also can add a stunning pop of color.
Pick a bold, solid-colored rug, or go for a unique pattern. Whatever you choose, a rug that incorporates both your wall color and your accent color helps tie your room together naturally.
Keep in mind that your rug should be big enough to fit under two legs of each piece of furniture in the room. If your rug only fits under the coffee table, for instance, it’s called a “flying carpet,” which means it’s too small for your room.