With spring making its appearance, it’s a great occasion to give your homes a colourful facelift. Abhinayah S, the co-founder of popular (their Instagram handle is decor-inspo through and through) Bangalore-based home furnishing brand The Yellow Dwelling tells you 10 easy ideas to make your space look colourful.
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Soft Furnishings To Your Rescue
Bursts of colour can be strategically added in with a well-picked selection of curtains and complementing cushions. If your interiors are predominantly neutral, curtains and cushions are one of the best ways to infuse colour. Choose solids in complementing colours if you have floral furnishings and patterns for solid-coloured pieces or mix and match patterns and solids for a dazzling array of colours. Remember to stick to the colour palette with two to three colours, while picking your soft furnishing. Soft furnishings are the easiest to change out depending on the season so have fun experimenting with patterns and add in solids to soften the entire look.
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Paint An Accent Wall
Add a punch of colour to your space by painting an accent wall. Look for either a niche or a large unobstructed wall that will get noticed. Pick a bold colour that matches a fabric colour in your space. For instance, if your curtains are predominantly yellow paint three walls white and the accent wall a bold shade of yellow to pair back with your curtains.
Bring Nature Indoors
Plants are the best option when considering adding life, freshness, and most of all colour to your space. Choose greenery that’s meant to thrive in low-light conditions for your indoor spaces. Adding some flowering plants to your garden or balcony is a great idea. The pop of colour from the plants like geraniums, impatiences, marigolds, begonias, bougainvillaea is sure to add cheer to your space.
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Vases And Flowers
If bringing home a plant seems like too much of a responsibility, fret not. You can easily infuse nature and colour by bringing in some lovely flowers in vases in your living or dining. Opt for large vases and colourful flowers like sunflowers, hydrangeas, roses, gerberas and oriental lilies.
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Spread Colour Underfoot
An area rug not only defines a space that is great in an open floorplan concept but its tactility lends itself to making a place feel warm and cosy. Place a bold area rug strategically in front of your sofa, under a coffee table, bed or dining table.
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Reflect Light And Colour
We all have that one empty wall which we don’t know what or how to fill it, well consider placing a large mirror there. Choose colourful mirrors/Jharokhas with an artful frame to brighten your white wall. Mirrors are a great way to make a space seem bigger. An added bonus is that they reflect large swaths of colour and light into your space with the simplest of addition.
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A large piece of art placed in a living room introduces colour, dimension and visual interest to the space. Alternatively, to achieve the same effect group framed photos with colourful matting and bright frames. Art is a great way to have your home reflect your personal style.
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Throw On The Colour
Quilts, throws and blankets aren’t only for the bedroom. A soft quilted blanket or an oversized woven throw adds depth, colour and cosiness when draped casually on an armchair, sofa or bench. Choose a complimenting standout colour for this must-have accessory.
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Colour On Your Table
If you are entertaining some guests, it’s worthwhile setting up a dazzling tablescape with colourful runners, placemats and napkins. Having a few floral arrangements, aromatic candles and colourful table linen will make your dining experience very memorable.
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