For many of us, using bright colors in our homes can be daunting or even obnoxious. Those screaming bright orange walls in the magazine spread may look fantastic in the photo, but you might not be ready to live with so much color in your own home. Instead of going all out and painting a room a brilliant yellow, violet, or apple green, using vivid accents can help you create a welcoming setting that is comfortable but not overwhelming.
Using strong, vibrant colors in your dĂ©cor requires understanding how to incorporate them into your house without producing a chaotic and overwhelming environment. Try these tips:
Walls: If youâ€™re bold, go ahead and paint those walls! If youâ€™re feeling just brave enough, try an accent wall. A focal point can be created by a single wall painted in a vivid color or ornamented with a vibrant, patterned wallpaper. It’s also a low-cost approach to making a bold statement without overpowering your space or your wallet. Best of all, because you’re only painting or covering a tiny area so you can afford to splurge on high-quality paper or paint. Only looking to be a little bit daring? Try adding color with a backsplash or paint your trim. Maybe you want to be all-out adventurous? Paint your ceiling!
Textiles: To make a statement in your home, you don’t have to buy vividly colored furniture. Instead, brighten up the space with colorful blankets, rugs, or accent pillows. These colorful touches are simple to replace if you want a more traditional design, and they may also be switched out for other seasons or holidays. Theyâ€™re also an affordable way to decorate your home.
Art: A large colorful canvas or mural can serve as a great focal point for your room and help to tie everything together. To light up your area and create an exciting and appealing aesthetic for any room in your home, choose one large or multiple tiny pieces.
Accessorize: There are a plethora of home stores and websites to choose from for colorful decorations. From candles and picture frames to sculptural components and tablescapes, look for accent pieces that match your chosen palette. Even colored books on a shelf can add that extra pop youâ€™re looking for.
Color is a powerful decorating tool. There’s less risk in sticking with the tried-and-true neutral colors, but where’s the excitement and fun in that?