Sometimes our homes need a little brightening up. I usually find that, after a long few months of autumn and winter, my home feels a bit dull and drab. Then, spring and summer finally arrive, and the world outside illuminates once more. For me, it’s always good when you can replicate what’s happening outside, inside your home. Adding a touch of color here and there can really brighten the place up and make your house more vibrant and lively.
So, what are your options? The most obvious one is to get new wallpaper or to paint the interior walls in your home. However, this can cost a bit of money, and you don’t really want to go to all that effort. Instead, try some of these inexpensive ideas for adding more color to your home:
Change The Duvet On Your Bed
Most of us have a favorite duvet cover for our bed at home. Sometimes, we cycle between two different ones, and they look very nice and inviting. But, if you want to add a splash of color to your home, then a great idea is to change things up. Go out and get your hands on a couple of colorful duvet sets that you can lay on your bed and brighten up the room right away. Think about all the different summer colors you can choose from, while also taking into account the rest of your room so that the new duvet doesn’t clash with anything! It’s such a quick and easy way of adding color to your home without spending a fortune.
Buy Yourself Some Flowers
I think one of my favorite ways of bringing more color to your home is by getting some flowers. There’s something so beautiful about having flowers in your home, they really add something to the place and can live your whole interior up. Now, ideally, you’d get real flowers, so you have the added benefit of being able to smell them. However, I think fake ones are still just as good if you’re keen on adding splashes of color to different rooms. Get a little bouquet in a vase in every room in your home, and it will instantly feel more bright and beautiful.
Get Some Colorful Bean Bags
A lot of you may shy away from picking colorful pieces of furniture in your living room or bedroom. Perhaps the thought of a big red sofa or armchair is a bit too much for you? Don’t worry, you can still add color to different rooms in your house with some bright and vibrant bean bags. They offer a comfy alternative to more traditional furniture options like chairs and sofas. What’s more, you can get a colorful cover for your beanbag that automatically brightens up any room and makes it more summery! That’s the great thing about this idea; you can swap covers depending on the seasons and depending on what interior design theme you’re working with. Plus, they come in all shapes and sizes so you could have a small one in the living room, a big one in a bedroom, and so on. Regardless, this is a very smart and fairly inexpensive way of adding a splash of color to your home.
Cover Your Sofa With Bright Blankets
I just mentioned sofas in the point above, and I’m coming in hot with another great way of adding color to a dull space. This idea is so simple; get some blankets and lay them on your sofa. You can get specific ones that are designed for this purpose, and they come in loads of different colors. Essentially, you can transform a dull sofa into something that’s way more colorful and bright. The one thing I’d probably warn about here is that some blankets can be quite thick and fluffy, so you may want to stay away from them during the summer. Instead, get ones that are thin and colorful. As a bonus, these blankets are great on leather sofas to stop you from sticking to them when you’re hot and sweaty!
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Hang Some Art On Your Walls
I think that every home should have some type of art hanging from the walls. Art is just a wonderful addition to any interior space as it adds character along with loads of other things. A plain wall can look, well, plain! But, if you add a piece of art to it, it will immediately become a lot more colorful and produce positive vibes. Obviously, the key here is to get some colorful art to hang on your walls. Now, you don’t have to go out and buy some expensive original pieces from well-known artists. There are loads of cheap art you can buy from shops all over the internet, and they’ll look great in a nice colorful frame too.
Get Some Tapestries
A tapestry is basically a massive piece of cloth with a pattern or design on it that you can hang on your walls. There are some that literally cover an entire wall, which is great if you’re looking to get more color into an interior space. Primarily, they’re used in bedrooms, but you can use them in your living room or dining area if you want as well. A quick Google search will show you thousands of different tapestry designs and ideas for you to try out. Again, get one that actually helps bring more vibrancy and color to a room! Aside from the obvious benefit of adding color to your home, I also love tapestries because they help cover up any blemishes on your walls! Got some chipped paint or patchy wallpaper? Cover it with a colorful tapestry!
So, there you go; six inexpensive ways to add a splash of color to your home. If you’re looking to brighten up your interior this spring/summer, then give some of these ideas a try. They’re all highly effective and require pretty much no effort on your behalf. So, you don’t have to worry about messing up a paint job or ruining your wallpaper, use these ideas instead.