7 Ways to Add Colour without Painting

7 Ideas For Colourful Homes

Skip the paint can and try these 7 ideas for getting some colour into your space.

The easiest way to redecorate is with paint, but picking the perfect colour, moving furniture, priming and painting all take considerable time and effort. If you want to change the look of a room but aren’t ready to break out the paint cans and roller brushes, just incorporate splashes of colour in different ways.

Tip: These ideas can also work great for people who rent or otherwise can’t paint the walls.

1. Pillows
If you have a dark room, add a few bright-coloured throw pillows to accent your furniture.

2. Window Treatments
Many window treatments are available only in basic and uninspiring colours. Spice things up by changing out your current window treatments with a colourful version.

Tip: For a quick, inexpensive fix, buy a decorative curtain rod and simply drape a bold-coloured piece of fabric over it. You may be surprised at just how stunning this simple approach can look.

Tip : To maximize on colour and design opportunities, use doilies in a variety of sizes, designs, styles and colours.

Also, get ideas for brighter walls here. 

3. Flowers
Group your favourite spring flowers, or scatter single stems, in bud vases around the room to infuse a little freshness and a dash of colour into your space. Just remember to dispose of them when the colour fades.

4. Artwork
Whether you buy it from a gallery or it’s a collage of your children’s drawings, artwork adds something special to your space. Pick a piece that showcases intense colours but also works well with the existing pieces in your room.

Also learn how to choose colours for your home here. 

5. Bookshelves
Bookshelves aren’t just for books. Incorporate some freestanding bookshelves and use them to display a colourful collection of pottery, figurines or glassware.

6. Rugs
If you’ve always had the same area rugs, now is the time to switch it up! Replace those worn rugs with newer ones in vivid patterns. Or try affixing a colourful rug on your wall to serve as a stunning tapestry.

7. Slipcovers
Buy a couch slipcover for every season, and change it out as desired. Try light, airy colours such as light blue, yellow, white, or green for the spring and summer months and deep, rich colours such as purple, gold, red or navy for autumn and winter. You can also try the same with duvet covers for your bedroom.

Can’t you just see the possibilities? Do you have a way to add colour without paint? Share your ideas with the community in the comments below! 

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