Adding Those Pops of Colour into Your Home…
I love adding pops of colour into your home and I’ve been doing more and more of it in my own home. I’m moving away from an all-white, clean interior and bringing in more colour and depth. This started with our kitchen makeover and now our living room makeover. I’m wanting to continue this into the rest of our home, as you would have seen on my Instagram feed.
There are many ways to add colour to your home. The biggest way is through your walls, a large area painted in colour can really have an impact on your home. However, this is not always possible, or you might not be brave enough to do it. That’s okay! As a renter and a lover of neutral, I don’t fancy going too bold or doing too much to add colour into our home. There are smaller, less permanent ways of incorporating colour into your home. Want to do this in your home? Here are my hot tips on how to do so…
CHOOSE A FEW COLOURS FOR COHESION THROUGHOUT YOUR HOME.
The first thing to do is to establish a colour scheme through your home. You want to pick three-four colours that you will have run throughout your home. This will give your interiors cohesion and flow. For our home, our main colours are white, black, blue, brown and pink. Obviously, these are in different hues, different textures. This is what adds interest in your home.
How to decide on the colours that you want to use in your home? Look at Pinterest and see what you’re drawn to. Also, look in your wardrobe. You’ll be able to see what colours you’re drawn to by what you wear on a daily basis.
START WITH SOFT FURNISHINGS.
The best way to incorporate colour into your home is through soft furnishings. The first can be with cushions. Pillows on your bed or throw cushions on your sofa. These small squares and rectangle can hold a lot of colour without being too dominating. As I mentioned above, you’ll want to look at different materials, tones and even patterns.
However, if you’re wanting to go a bit bigger, look to throws, quilts and blankets. These are larger in size but temporary, something that you’re not fulling committing to.
SHOP COLOURFUL CUSHIONS.
GO A LITTLE LARGER.
If you’re feeling a little braver, it’s time to go bigger. Your rug is an ideal way to start. This is a larger square footage that is going to be noticed every single day. You may choose to go all-in with the colour or go for something neutral with pops of colour. Whichever you choose, make sure it works with your home and the other pieces of furniture in your home.
Speaking of furniture, this is the ultimate way to add colour to your home. You can go with smaller pieces of furniture, like a stool or a small accent chair. If you want to go all out, you may choose to do larger pieces like a chest of drawers, a sofa or something equally as big. This is a commitment, so make sure you’re confident in your choices. Ensure it will work with the other colours in your home. However, if you’re willing to make this bold decision, this will pay off.
ARTWORK CAN ADD THOSE EXTRA COLOURFUL DETAILS.
Artwork is such a great way to add colour. It can drive your eye to certain parts of the room, so it’s important to think about where you want to place your art. With artwork, you can go as big or as small as you want. Artwork is also a great way of incorporating many different tones and textures.
Something that I’m obsessed with at the moment is printable artwork. It’s a great way of getting some vintage-looking pieces into your home at a fraction of the price. This is something I cannot wait to invest in my home, taking my interiors to the next level. The best thing is, you can download, send off and have pieces of artwork sent to you without leaving your house.
SHOP PRINTABLE ARTWORK.
CURATE DELICATE, DETAILED OBJECTS.
Finally, look to the smaller decor pieces. Vases, pots, photo frames. All these delicate pieces of decor can be used to add colour to your home. I love doing these smaller pops of colour, particularly on my new shelving unit. With these, I can draw your eyes to the focal point of the room, allowing you to see the whole thing in full.
Look to vintage stores to get these pieces. Shopping here, you can add interest and texture. Something you may not be able to get from other places. Therefore by doing this, your home will look different, unique and stand out from other homes.
SHOP MY LIVING ROOM.