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Sometimes it’s the small changes that can make the biggest differences. It’s the little things like a piece of art you love, a memento from your travels or it can even be as simple as adding an unexpected splash of colour that can make your space come alive.
We often make fairly safe design choices, but making a bold statement doesn’t mean that you have to go all out and paint your whole room a daring colour. As well as adding personality to your home by adding personal items, why not get out your paintbrush and start having some fun!
Here are five easy paint projects that introduce colour into your home
If you’re worried about painting a whole room, you can start with just a single wall or a section.
Our office, for example, is painted in a really dark blue (it’s Niagara Blues 1 by Dulux). We totally love it now, but before we started the project we were worried that it would be too dark, so decided to only paint the colour up to the picture rail. It was the perfect compromise between being daring & safe and the room doesn’t feel small or too dark at all!
But don’t just limit yourself to painting your walls – there are so many areas that you can add colour!
Even if the colour choices you make for your walls are more neutral, think about adding colour by painting some furniture. It’s a quick and easy way to add colour to your home and like with all painting, it’s super easy to change if you do decide that it’s time for another look.
We’re so glad that we painted our dining room chairs – we used to have fairly boring beige chairs and now they really add a bit of character to the room without it being too overpowering.
Another great way of introducing colour, especially if you like to make safe design choices like we do, is by painting the inside of your cupboards!
Adding an almost secret splash of colour is such a fantastic way of adding a bit of personality to your home without it being permanently on show. It’s also a great way to get used to introducing colour. Think of it as a test area and if you like it you can start to think of other places to introduce more colour.
I have to smile every time I open the cupboards in our living room, which has definitely made an hour of painting worth it!
This one is admittedly not for everyone and it’s more of a quick fix than a permanent solution, but painting your tiles can be a great way to freshen up your bathroom (or kitchen) especially if like us, you’ve inherited something you don’t like.
The walls and ceiling in our hallway are a crisp white. As most other rooms in our house have coloured walls, we think that it’s good to have a neutral space that connects them and therefore not walk from one bold coloured room to another.
It’s also a way of showing off the stained glass windows in and around our door. As much as we love colour, it’s also good to know when to take a step back and let the space speak for itself. Having said that we still couldn’t resist adding a bit of colour and painted our front door a vibrant red!
Painting your front door is such a great way to make a statement and stand out, especially here in the UK where a lot of houses tend to look similar. We had considered painting it a subtle grey, but are so glad that we decided to be brave and chose something more exciting instead.
Paint is such a fantastic way to transform your home. It’s cheap, quick and super easy to change the look and feel of a space – and if you do make a mistake? Well, it’s only a can of paint and a bit of work to change it into something you love. Why not give it a go? And on that note, we’ve taken our own advice and have decided to get out our paintbrush and make a daring decorating decision – pop back tomorrow when we’ll be sharing the reveal!
Do you like to add colour accents to your room? Do you prefer neutral or more vibrant rooms? What’s the boldest decorating decision that you’ve ever made?