Adding color to your apartment home can go a long way in making your space more welcoming and enjoyable. Yet, color can be intimidating, as it can be easy to overdo it and create a decorative eyesore. Here are a few tips to follow to get started.
Think outside of the box.
Since you can’t paint the walls in your apartment home, consider other ways to add color to your wall. Hang bright tapestries, rugs, or blankets to add color and texture. Have a beautiful square scarf? Frame it and hang it to make a statement piece. Choose large paintings or prints to brighten up a dull wall. Even in a small space, a larger work of art can add pizzazz without making the room feel smaller.
Accessories make an impact.
Add colorful accessories, like pillows, throw rugs, glassware, and window treatments, to your space. Each addition is an excellent way to include more color, while also boosting the aesthetic appeal of your space. Not to mention, these steps can be taken dramatically or in small doses, depending on the look you’re going for. If you want something dramatic, pick your color and look to the color wheel to find its complementary color to take your colors to the next level.
Patterns make a difference.
Try mixing different colors and fabric patterns. It is traditional to have light colors and small prints in a small room and larger prints in large rooms. If you find that boring, expand your decorating creativity to include bolder, deeper colors and exciting patterns. If you want to keep your color within the same theme, you can have a little fun by mixing different patterns as long as they are the same color.
If you are unsure about adding too much color to your room, start slowly and gradually adding things you really like. Experimentation is the key, as well as keeping an open mind. Find ways to incorporate budget-friendly items into your home, and you won’t have to worry about shelling out an arm and a leg for a look that might not fit your personality.
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