Decorating a new home can be a fun and exciting event. Adding splashes of color in all of the right places can make each room look more interesting and helps us break away from classic tones. Neutral colors by themselves can be a great anchor, but you need bright, cheery colors to help liven up your space. Here are some easy ways to color-coordinate your living space.
Start with Books Bookshelves can be a great way to display books for everyone to see. Color coordinating them helps you turn this everyday furniture into a statement. Use this area to display colorful and personal objects as well, making it much more lively.
Bar Carts Most people think of bar carts as boring and they are often overlooked in interior design. These corner pieces can easily be used to infuse your room with bright colors. Try stocking liquor bottles with fun, bright labels or use glass wear to add a splash of color to an otherwise dull room. Herbs, such as mint, can also be a fun, yet functional addition to the cart.
Large Linens Colorful blankets can really change an atmosphere. Use bright pinks or blues to infuse color to a basic armchair or sofa. Blankets are easy because if you want to change it up, you don’t have to replace the whole living room set! Just fold it away and put out something fresh.
Pillows and covers serve a very similar function.
Colorful Doorknobs Hang something cute and colorful from your doorknob to add a splash of color to a room. This works especially well against all-white, boring doors!
Serving Trays Brightly colored serving trays can easily be left out on coffee tables to create a dramatic effect. They are also very functional, especially if you want to bring snacks into the room.
Knick-knacks can also look great when put on display on a bright tray.
Bold Accent Walls Wallpaper is designed to drastically change the appearance of a room. One growing trend is to use a bold, colorful pattern on one or two walls of the room. This adds a splash of color without it being overbearing. Try a nice floral print or stripes to get a colorful look that is hard to ignore.