If you are feeling a lack of color and vibrancy in your décor, but don’t have a lot of time or money to put into redecorating, you can still make a big difference. Adding a splash of exciting accent color to any room is simple and affordable, and can be done without any major changes to your current décor.
Choose A Color
Based on the main colors that now exist in your room, choose the accent color or colors you would like to add. It is usually best to stick to one color or family of colors when adding bold accents to a room to prevent them from fighting with each other for attention.
If your room is very neutral, your choices are wide open. You can go with just about anything from yellow to blue. If your room has a lot of greens, consider a complementary color such as dark red or bright yellow. If your room has a lot of beige and brown tones, look for bright oranges, reds, or even blue. A great way to decide is to grab some paint chips from your local home improvement store and see how each color looks.
From Cushions To Curtains
Throw cushions are the simplest way to add color to a room. Simply toss them on the furniture for an instant brightening effect. Remember not to overdo it, and choose cushions that you won’t have to put on the floor every time you sit down on the sofa.
Curtains can also add accent color to a room. Look for options that have a simple pattern including your chosen accent color, or layer neutral sheers beneath brighter panels or a valance.
Candles are another excellent way to add color to your space. You can find candles in just about every color and in many shapes and sizes. Place them around the room to add color, as well as lighting and ambience in the evening.
Flowers are another great choice, but of course they will have to be replaced regularly. If you want the color without the work, consider silk flowers; today’s silk flowers are much more attractive than they once were.
Just a little bit of extra color in a room can liven it up and give it a whole new feel instantly. Add small doses of really bright colors, and bring it all together by keeping it in the same color family.
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