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7 Ways to Add a Pop of Color Without Painting


Repainting a room, or your entire house, can be a great way of getting a brand-new look. But it can also be messy and time-consuming to do yourself, and expensive if you hire professionals. Also, if you don't like the results, you have to start again from scratch. Fortunately, there are other ways of adding an exciting splash of color to your residence.

Below are 7 wonderful ways to add a pop of color without using one drop of paint. Best of all, you can make these changes for just a fraction of the cost of a professional paint job, and you can change your mind as often as you'd like.

#1: Wall Decorations

Just because you cannot paint your walls doesn't mean that they have to be bland. You can add a lot of pop using wall decorations. Find a large colorful wall painting that takes up a lot of room on an empty wall. Hang a wall tapestry, or even invest in temporary wall paper to create an accent wall. These alternatives not only add color and pop to your décor, but also create an intriguing focal point for the room.

#2: Furniture Accents

If you aren't keen on buying bright colored furniture, use furniture accents to add color and life to your décor. Use a mix of soft tones and vibrant colors to create a unique look. There are a number of accents to mix and match such as afghans, throw pillows and blankets. In fact, many professionals recommend mixing and matching patterns and colors to create a vibrant color scheme. The best part? You can change these furniture accents as the seasons change without the hassle of painting.

#3: Table Accents

Used in combination with these ideas above, table accents and other inspiration pieces can help to help create flow. Think about how the colors will work together. Look for accents such as vases, picture frames, and other knickknacks that will add a pop of color without the commitment.

#4: Floor Decorations

There is little risk and a lot of reward by using floor decorations to add color to your home interiors. If you have a neutral color couch, adding a colorful area rug can play off of your neutral furniture beautifully. Use multiple rugs in addition to the area rug to really jazz up the space and add dimension.

#5: Window Decorations

Your window treatments have a huge impact on the way that your rooms feel. Whether it is how much (or how little) light gets in or how big or small your windows are, getting creative with your window decorations is an excellent way to add color and texture to your home.

#6: Colorful Furniture

Maybe you don't want a bright red couch in your living room, but have you thought about a bright red armchair? Using strategically placed colorful furniture pieces will liven up any room. Even if the rest of your furniture is neutral, these color pieces - if chosen well - will improve the overall aesthetic of the room. You can achieve this same look with textured and patterned pieces.

#7: Plants and Flowers

Often overlooked inside the home, fresh plants and flowers can add color and liveliness throughout your space. A simple vase of fresh flowers on the kitchen counter or a potted palm in the corner of the living room can make a huge impact on the comfort and color of your home.

These are just a few of the many ways to add a pop of color to your home. What are some of the ways you've avoided painting in the past? Keep in mind these are also great suggestions if you're thinking about selling your home and want to create a beautifully staged canvas for potential buyers.




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