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Updated by Nathalie Martin on Apr 30, 2019
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Different Ways To Brighten Up Your Home

With spring well and truly here it feels like a great time of year not only for a spring clean but also a freshen up of the home. Colour choices say so much about our personality and can have a big influence on the ambience we create in a space. Here are some of my top tips for adding a splash of colour to your home on varying budget scales!

Accessorise your kitchen with bright appliances

Word has it that colour in the kitchen is back in. If the kitchen is a room where you spend a fair bit of your time, investing in good appliances makes complete sense and there are many great product lines out there where design is as important as functionality. If you have a bigger budget, there are some truly statement making fridge freezers and ovens on the market, but smaller appliances such as food mixers, kettles, toasters and even chopping boards can add some flair to an otherwise neutral kitchen as could a bright glass splashback.

Introduce flowers or flowering houseplants

Adding colourful flowers to your home is an instant way to brighten up your home. If you prefer something a little more permanent, sustainable and cost effective than buying fresh flowers, a flowering houseplant such as n Orchid, an African Violet or a Lipstick Plant (yes there is such a thing!) could be a good alternative and offer health benefits such as cleaning the air, deterring illness and enhancing the healing process. There are also plenty of colourfully leafed indoor plants that really make a statement such as Desert Gems and Purple Passion Plants.

Accessorize with colourful plain or print soft furnishings

If painting seems like too much effort or too much of a change, why not invest in some colourful soft furnishing such as cushions, throws, curtains and bedding? Once again, with maximalism very much on trend right now, you can’t go wrong whether you are accessorising a neutrally coloured room or one that is already filled with colour, and given the non-permanency of soft furnishings you can always change them up when you fancy a different look.

Add some colourful artwork to your walls

A handful of artwork pieces can add an instant splash of colour to your walls, liven up any room and make a statement about you and your home. Whether you’re looking to bring neutral walls to life or throw even more complimentary (or otherwise!) colour onto brightly coloured walls, I find minimalist but vibrant and vivid artwork such as Mark Rothko prints really stand out in either style of room.

Get Painting

Using paint to shake up your home needn’t mean painting an entire room. You could consider creating a feature wall with a bold colour, painting just your doors, the ceiling, or even your floor! Colour is very much linked to mood so choose your colour carefully when deciding what tone you want to set, for example if you want to feel calm and relaxed, blue tones are the way to go, for more energy and vibrance, oranges and yellows are a good choice. There’s plenty of handy information available on choosing the right colour scheme so why not get researching?

These are just a few ways to add some colour and character to your living space and Ideas on colouring your home are abundant. Whether you want to introduce hints of colour through home accessories or go for a bolder full-on splash of it, hopefully the ideas I’ve shared will give you some inspiration. Happy colouring everyone!

  • "Nathalie Martin is a young woman from Brighton who has a strong interest in education, family, shopping and childcare after growing up as a part of a large family on the South Coast. When she's not writing about what she loves she is most likely kicking back with her cat called James"

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