Easy Ways To Add Colour To Your Home

With spring well and truly in full bloom, we’re all feeling a little lighter (especially after over-indulging at Christmas!) and a little brighter and now that we’re all beginning to wake up from the winter haze it may be exactly the right time to start considering looking at our homes in a different way too.

Adding colour to a room can help to make it look better but not only that it can actually help us to feel better too. Funny then, when it comes to clothes we gravitate towards the vivid pastels or the rich colourful shades but when it comes to our homes we tend to stick with mundane magnolia!

With all this in mind, we’ve rounded up a few easy ways to add colour to your home.


If you don’t want to change anything too drastic, keep the base of your room and furniture neutral but layer in accents and accessories of colour. Whether it’s a bright piece of artwork, some summery curtains or even a couple of vivid cushions – it’s quick and easy to do, won’t cost you an arm and a leg and it’s easy to swap out the pieces when you fancy a change.

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Pick A Colour Scheme 

If you’re wary of introducing too much colour or making your space seem a mixed up mess then it’s best to pick one colour scheme. Stick to a simple palette of two colours.

For ideas on complementary colour schemes, be sure to look at a colour wheel. Complementary colours usually appear next to each other on the wheel so it should give you some ideas on your next colour scheme.

Pick a colour scheme

Add Flowers 

Possibly one of the easiest ways to add colour to a room and easily interchangeable, flowers can transform a room effortlessly.

Choose a glass bowl to really show off the vibrancy of your bouquet – whether it’s a delicately chosen arrangement or a simple grouping the vibrant shades and green stems can add character and a freshness to a room.

What’s more, the average bouquet costs around £5 which means it won’t break the bank and you can afford to chop and change as you see fit.

Paint Your Furniture 

If you’re lucky enough to have a vintage or antique piece of furniture you don’t really make use of, give it a new lease of life with a lick of paint! Perhaps you’ve got an old sofa that’s seen better days, get a DIY project on the go and recover it with a cheerful fabric. It’ll look like a brand new room!

Failing that, shop around for a statement piece of furniture that’s set to turn heads such as a Chesterfield patchwork ottoman from Designer Sofas 4 U. Not only is it a real focal point, it’s also part of the stunning Chesterfield range – acclaimed for its traditional English sophistication and high-quality finish.

What are your top tips for decorating with colour? Be sure to get in touch and let us know!

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  1. great tips! Flowers really do brighten up a room don't they. x


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