5 Ways to Add Life & Colour to your Home
Sometimes a home needs a touch of colour and life to add vibrancy and positive energy to the space. Fortunately, adding life to your home is not necessarily an expensive endeavor. Making a few additions or changes to your home can be enough to bring in the spark it needs.
These are five of our favourite easy additions that can change a home’s look & feel.
Plants & Flowers
There is no better way to add life to a space than by placing life itself; beautiful plants and flowers bring energy, air and colour to any home. Even a small houseplant can do wonders for a space by bringing vivid greens to the colour palette. Another great option is to add vibrancy by using colourful flower pots that combine with flowers and plants’ natural shades. From a vivid red matt to a bright lilac, your best bet is to use plastic planters as they come in all desired colours, shapes and sizes and they can be used indoors.
Mirrors create a visual illusion by making a space look larger. The reflection of light also brings outside brightness to a room, so position the mirror to bounce both natural light and the outside view. The more simple and large the mirror, the more life you can bring to the space. Mirrors with heavy designs and patterns can actually weigh down the room, so in this case, less is more.
Minimalism may be very ‘in’ nowadays, but it sure doesn’t bring visual interest to the eye. By hanging beautiful artistic pieces or items that tell a story, your personality and history are placed on exhibit. Whether they be items from past trips like a Ganesha statue, an art piece from a thrift shop, or a collection of tea cups inherited from your grandmother, these pieces bring life to a home through their stories.
Splashes of Colour
Furniture and walls tend to be on the conservative side when it comes to colours, usually falling under dimmer shades of white, black or grey. To add a splash of colour and life to a room, bring in pieces that ‘clash’ against the solid colour items. Bright and patterned throw pillows make for a fun and easy way to decorate a living room sofa or a bedroom. Other ideas can be centrepiece décor pieces, vibrant lamps, or colourful rugs.
Art & Frames
It’s difficult to go wrong with hanging up pieces of art, whatever art means to you on a personal level. Whether that is stunning copies of Picasso favourites, paintings by art students, drawings by your children or even exciting movie posters, all kinds of paintings and posters bring life and colour to a room. The frames themselves can add a beautiful aesthetic to the look and how it matches against the walls’ colours and textures. Generally, add pieces that bring a smile to your face.
Remember – even small details & changes can feel like a breath of fresh air!