Add some colour to your home

 

Okay, so I know that the weather has been acting up lately but so what? Just because it’s dull and gloomy outside, doesn’t mean you can’t spruce up your house. Why stick to a boring monochromic apartment when you can do so much to brighten up your humble abode with a kaleidoscope of colours!

 

Whether it’s the pillow, the curtains, the bookshelf or even the floor, a little bit of colour can completely transform your home from boring to breathtaking in a matter of minutes. Here’s how…

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Get on the floor:

Texture the floor in a subtle colour to brighten up your rooms

Texture the floor in a subtle colour to brighten up your rooms

No I’m not trying to sound like JLo, but this is a widely popular technique to add colour to your house. Paint the floor in a zigzag texture as shown in the picture or create a mosaic of your own. You can never go wrong with this.

Make a grand entry:

Make a grand, coloured entry

Make a grand, coloured entry

Colour your entrance-door in a bright, warm and welcoming shade like orange or auburn red. Let your guests feel like they have stepped in Paddington with its coloured doors and beautiful houses.

Frame the wallpaper:

Pick out some vintage bright coloured wallpaper in the size of a door and frame it. Hang the full-wall frame in your living area for a quick pumped up interior.

Don’t forget the kitchen:

Colourful kitchens look so inviting

Colourful kitchens look so inviting

Choose colourful cutlery instead of boring white ones. It will add a zing to the kitchen cupboards and make the food look interesting too!

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Reverse-paint your ceiling:

A reverse painted ceiling

A reverse painted ceiling

Another way to give your house a different look is to paint the ceiling instead of the walls. Reverse-painting means keeping the walls white while adding a pop of colour to the ceiling. Very smart indeed!

Go grunge:

Patched up coloured sofa

Patched up coloured sofa

Go shopping at unusual places like a flea market or a Chor Bazaar. You’re sure to find some interesting pieces of furniture at such places. Break out from the simple traditional interiors and opt for something flashy.

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Jazz up the upholstery:

Blingy-trimmed upholstery

Blingy-trimmed upholstery

Trim your curtains in a funky lace or add a bit of bling to your sofa cushions. There’s nothing like a good combination of sofa covers and complementary drapes on it.

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Unique rugs:

Rugs such as these are great conversation starters

Rugs such as these are great conversation starters

Use unconventional and unique rugs in place of old grandma-style ones. This sunny side up rug is enough to start a conversation.

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