by Sarah Lyon
You know you want to add some vibrance to your home, but you’re not sure where to begin. After all, it can be easy to accidentally go overboard and create a space that looks too colorful and overwhelming if you aren’t careful. To avoid chaos, we suggest taking things in small doses! There are actually many simple ways to incorporate dashes of happy hues into your home. Whether you’re an experienced DIYer who’s always up for a craft project or are just looking to hit the stores and make a few new purchases, you’ll want to take a look at our top tips below.
We promise that this won’t result in a circus-tent like appearance; the look is quite in at the moment and for good reason! Painting the ceiling is an excellent way to draw the eye upward and can be an excellent compromise if you don’t want to paint all four walls of a room but do want to add some intrigue. Whether you opt for a light shade or a bolder hue is up to you—this is your chance to let your personality shine through!
Greenery isn’t just for the holiday season. Houseplants will liven up your home all year long and look wonderful whether clustered together or standing solo—they’re truly a form of decor that can be enjoyed by minimalists and maximalists alike. If you’re a novice plant parent, don’t be afraid to start slow (or go faux, if you wish!). There are a number of ultra-realistic looking fake plant options on the market these days that are sure to fool your visitors.
Maybe your kitchen backsplash is in need of a refresh or you’re in the process of remodeling your bathroom. Both spots are excellent spaces to have a bit of fun with color, and that’s where tile comes in. Use a favorite vibrant tile pattern to create a cheerful border or pattern that will bring a smile to your face each and every day while engaging in routine activities.
Sure, those off-white curtains may get the job done, but are they really all that enjoyable to look at? Switch out drapes that have seen better days and opt for a vibrant alternative. And don’t forget to take texture into consideration—we love the look of velvet curtains, for example, particularly during chillier months.
Design: Black Lacquer Design; Photography by Kyle Ortiz
You don’t need to live in a large space to switch out pillow covers every season; they are extremely easy to fold up and store in a suitcase or plastic bin when not in use. While neutrals may be nice in the summer, the winter months are all about getting warm and cozy at home. Replacing off-white cases with deep burgundy or forest green hues will liven up your living room and help you embrace the season.
Design: Black Lacquer Design; Photography by Nate Cook
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