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10 Ways to Add Color to Your Home Without Painting the Walls


Looking to give your home a fresh update but don’t know where to start? Color can completely transform any room — it can enhance, lift, and complement your chosen interior design style. To help get you started, we’ve rounded up 10 creative ways to introduce color into your home without painting the walls.

1. Feature Furniture

Add a wow factor to your space with a statement armchair or sofa in a saturated color or pattern. Bright dining chairs can look amazing around the table, while colored bedside tables make for an easy and cheery bedroom update, too.

2. Cushions for Color

We all know how cushions can make a big impact, so consider dressing your sofa with colorful throw cushions or new cushion covers. They will update the look of your sofa in an instant and brighten up the entire space.

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3. Update Kitchen Accessories

Add a shot of color 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 colorful pieces.

4. Embrace Nature

A vase full of beautiful colorful blooms or a few house plants are nice additions to any room and a simple way to introduce color into your home. Using pretty colored pots for your indoor plants is an easy way to liven up a dull space.

5. Get an Area Rug

An area rug is a great way to bring a pop of personality into your home. Incorporate a rug with a colorful pattern or detail to add interest underfoot. Not only can rugs bring rooms to life, but 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 color into a bedroom, kitchen, bathroom, office, or living space.

7. Don’t Forget the Bathroom

Many bathrooms are devoid of color and tend to look a bit boring. Brightly colored towels in fun designs are a fast and cost-effective way to inject personality and style.

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8. Buy Color-Savvy Storage

Colorful 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 color. 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. Get Creative With Your Sheets

There are so many bold and pretty patterned bedroom sets out there that updating a bedroom is easy! Mix and match patterns and colors that’ll really make your accent pieces pop.

10. Add Art

If you prefer a neutral backdrop, introduce color into your interior with art. From a statement piece to a simple framed print or tea towel, art adds drama and a splash of color to your walls. Neutral walls are ideal, as they allow your art to take centerstage.

This post was written by Vanessa Nouwens. For more, check out our sister site Homes to Love.

Looking for even more inspiration? Take a look inside Barbra Streisand’s homes in the video below:

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