6 Design Tips for Introducing Colour Into Your Home

A new year is a great time to think about updating your home, whether it be a complete renovation or just a refresh, adding colour will liven up the space and help you fall in love with your home again.  Adding colour can be a little daunting, but even subtle changes can make a big difference. Here are our 6 tips for introducing colour into your home décor.

  1. 1. Create an accent wall

If you want to add a bold or subtle colour to a room painting or wallpapering all 4 walls can be too overpowering.  Instead, cover one of the main walls with a patterned wallpaper design or strong colour as a feature to make a statement. We love these watercolour wallpapers by Murals Wallpaper

  1. 2. Colourful accessories

Adding cushions, throws and décor in your chosen accent colour is a great way to introduce a new colour scheme and make your room really pop, without blowing the budget. Plus, it is easier to update the colour scheme seasonally or when you fancy a change. Mix and match accessories in different hues or even choose two complementary colours for added texture.

  1. 3. Statement upholstery

Choosing an upholstery piece is a great way of pulling together a colour scheme.  Upholstered beds like our deep buttoned Madehurst Bed covered in Elegance Mink Velvet or one of our relaxed linens will make a beautiful style statement in the bedroom. Add an occasional chair upholstered in a patterned print like our Playful Amberley Chair or bright block colour with contrast details, as seen in the Nostalgic collection, to your hallway, landing or cosy corner to add the wow factor.

  2. 4. Upcycled furniture

Upcycled furniture can be a great way to add a subtle hint of colour without overwhelming the room.  Paint the inside of a bookshelf in your chosen hue, add wallpaper or decoupage detailing to doors or even keep it simple by adding decorative handles. There are some great tutorials on Pinterest and YouTube.

  1. 5. Discover your inner artist

Art can be a great investment if you have the budget or if you are artistic why not create your own? The right piece will add the wow factor.  If you don’t have the budget for a family heirloom, our designer mirrors in beautiful shades of tinted mirror and glass will be sure to become the talking point in any room.

  1. 6. Bold flooring

Don’t forget the floor. If you have exposed wooden floorboards liven them up with a lick of paint or add a new patterned or block colour rug under your coffee table to make the room more inviting and draw guests in.

Image Credit: Murals Wallpaper & Pinterest


04 January, 2018
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