As renters, we see the same neutral walls each day. Since we can’t paint, we decided to add pops of color in our home in other ways. I find smaller pieces in bright colors stand out more than a huge wall full of color anyway. Try one of these low-commitment ways to add color without painting your walls.
Why settle for boring neutrals on your furniture? Choose a bright orange chaise lounge or a teal coffee table for your living room. If you don’t have the budget for new furniture, give your old furniture a makeover. Add a bright slipcover over an existing couch or chair. Paint your kitchen table dark red to stand out in a sea of white cabinets.
If you still want colors on your wall, try some big art. Large, framed pictures are heavy and often expensive. Instead, opt for stretched canvas art. If you’re feeling creative, you can paint your own abstract artwork. To save money, buy several smaller canvases, which are cheaper than larger ones, and hang them close together so you have a large wall of art.
You can also order canvases of family photos. Get several large canvases of your favorite photos to make an impressive photo wall.
These days, you don’t have to look hard to find colorful home accents. From rugs and throw pillows to decorative accents, you’ll find a rainbow of options in home decor. Choose a few key pieces in colors that go well together. You don’t have to match everything. Try orange with teal, for example. The colors complement one another well and add variety to the color scheme.
Don’t forget plants when you want to brighten up a space. Greenery and flowers grown indoors add color and bring a soft, natural look to the home. If you don’t want to mess with potted plants, choose several colorful vases. Buy cut flowers when you feel the need for some color.
Make It Colorful
Don’t be afraid of color. Even if you rent or don’t want to mess with painting walls, you can make your home bright, cheerful and colorful.