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November 25, 2022

Subtle ways to incorporate colour into your home

Someone’s home is their castle, as the saying goes and, since the pandemic, many people in the UK spend more time at home than ever before. This means we want our spaces to work harder for us and support the ups and downs of daily life. It’s well known that colour has the potential to influence us greatly, so your choice of design has important implications. As such, you may be wondering how to incorporate colour in your home to boost your mood.

Sustainability

If you already have the basics of home décor, there’s no need to completely restart your designs. It’s advisable to use what you have as the foundation for a scheme and to build from there. Not only is it expensive to start completely from scratch when you already own essential pieces, but it’s also extremely wasteful to dispose of perfectly good items.

In the spirit of sustainability, consider upcycling existing items in your collection. For example, you can transform your furniture with a lick of paint and new handles. Select colourful shades and adornments to bring joyful accents to your scheme.

Decorate walls

Having all four walls in a room covered in a bright colour would be too much for many people and may even have the opposite effect of becoming oppressive.

Consider a vivid accent wall to bring focus to a particular area of the room to give the illusion of more space.

If you want to add a pop of personality to your living space you should consider hanging an art piece to create an eye-catching accent wall! With so many options available, it’s easy to find a piece that perfectly reflects your unique taste and style. From stunning abstract paintings to beautiful photographic prints, there’s no shortage of options to choose from when it comes to wall art. So why not add some visual interest to your home and create a space that truly feels like your own? Start exploring your wall art options today and spice up your interior in no time!

Alternatively, take advantage of the monochromatic approach by  juxtaposing interesting artwork with deep anthracite grey or classic white.

Mix soft furnishings

For an especially subtle use of colour, layer pops of vibrant soft furnishings on a neutral base.

Opt for statement rugs and cushions to make a potentially bare space more welcoming. Try multicoloured blankets draped over plain seating to give a sense of cosiness.

Patterned runners in a kitchen can warm a typically cold room so that it’s a more inviting area to spend time in.

Statement lighting

It’s no secret that lighting is everything when it comes to creating an atmosphere for a room. Equally, it offers the opportunity for bright touches in what many people consider to be a functional aspect of interior design.

Place lamps in well-appointed zones with decorative, high-quality lampshades to accentuate the light’s effect. As the colour of the shade itself can often impact the tone of the light, select it carefully to match the rest of the décor.

Match objects to each other to create a cohesive scheme, such as the frames on mirrors and the light covers. This gives the impression that you’ve paid the utmost attention to your design without having to invest much money or time. Minimum effort for maximum reward!

Use plants

No matter your scheme, plants will pull it all together. Although green, most people register them as neutral due to their association with bringing nature into the home. By choosing varieties with bright foliage or flowers, you bring colour to what is a calming element in the room. As such, it turns into an opportunity to simultaneously ground the space and bring joy.

With a flower subscription, you’ll be able to get the freshest seasonal flowers that fit your décor and reflect the season.

It is now easier to incorporate into your home because you know many ways. You can describe a significant aspect of your home or yourself through the color of your home. You will surprise your next visitors with creative ideas once you have everything ready.

 

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