Hate your wall colors, but can’t paint them over? No worries. We have some nifty tricks for you.
Many of us find ourselves in a situation when we do not like the paint on our walls but cannot repaint them. Perhaps, you recently renovated your space and just don’t want to deal with repainting it again. Maybe you are living in a rented space, or facing a budget constraint that keeps you from painting your walls.
Whatever your reason, the situation leaves you with two options – be sour and live with the lemons life has thrown at you or make some zesty lemonade by adding color to the walls without painting. We might not be able to lend you a lot of advice on the former, but at 7055 Inc, we are definitely the experts on home décor. So, here are some innovative ideas to make your rooms colorful without using the paint.
Big N’ Bold is Beautiful
You may not be able to paint your walls, but you can add color to the next biggest feature in the room – your furniture. Buy pieces that come in vibrant colors. Usually, a block color works best, because too many colors can create a chaotic look.
Adding big and bold colored furniture to your room will make those items the focus of the room. It will completely take the attention away from your bland walls. In fact, plain and bland walls lend excellent backgrounds to such colorful pieces of furniture. One big piece like this will sometimes work better than many small accessories.
Make the Colors Echo
While the big and the bold might be the way to go when you are decorating only one room, you should follow the rule of echo when you are decorating the entire house. Think of it like sprinkling the color around the house to create a feeling of oneness. Pick a scheme of colors and repeat it throughout your house. For instance, use pillow cases, bed linen, accessories, wall decor and other small items in the same color scheme.
When the same color echoes across the house makes it feel warm, cozy, and familiar. More importantly, it gives the house a colorful impression and steers your guests’ eyes away from the walls.
The Surprise Element
Our brain registers and remembers those things which surprise us. Give your house guests that surprise with color. Whether it is the curtain holders, mirror frames, kitchen stools, accent art or something else, make them colorful. Such an interesting use of colors is sure to stay with anyone who enters the space. This surprise element may be small, but its impact will be big. So, even small colorful pieces, placed in unexpected locations in the house, can give the perception of a lot of color. No painting, only surprises!
Photo Credit: Elle Decor “20 Times a Pop of Color was Completely Necessary”
Do Your Own Thing
It is always about making a home out of a house. And if it is color that makes you more comfortable, then add as much or as little as you want. Your home is an extension of yourself, and these tips will help you bring your vision to life. So, use your imagination and pick your favorite colors to make it yours.
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Great ideas here on decorating. I can’t wait to try this myself.
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This seems like pretty basic ideas, but not everyone thinks of this. Thanks for teh information!
These are fantastic ideas! Love this article.