How to Add Accent Colors to Your Home Décor
Adding accent colors to your home can be intimidating. How much, which ones, where to put them, are all questions that may run through your head when thinking about accent colors for your home. Or, maybe you worry you will have to redo your entire home if you change one color.
Here're a few ways to liven up your home decor with accent colors that enhance your current decor.
Paint an Accent Wall
Accent walls are a mainstay for interior decorators, and for good reason. Painting an accent wall is a quick and easy way to add a punch of color to any room. It can change the focal point of a room without getting into a major design project.
Choose a bold, contrasting color featured in your upholstery for a living room or a subtle tone slightly darker than the other walls for a bedroom. For example, the light blue-gray behind the dresser with its wire brushed taupe wood finish creates a casual chic atmosphere that brings calm to a busy home.
Add Some Throw Pillows
Strategically placed pillows can really add color to your space. No matter if you choose patterned pillows for a solid chair or sofa, or solid ones for a floral chair or sofa, these small additions will add just the right amount of color and up the comfort level in your decor.
Bring in Some Greens
Flowers and plants add fragrance, color, personality, and life to your living room, dining room, or kitchen. If you don't have a green thumb, choose ones that require little care. Or choose some of the wonderful artificial plants available. Instead of watering, all you will have to do is dust.
Add Color to the Floor
A colorful throw rug placed under a coffee table or in front of a chair will add both color and texture to a living room. Choose a contrasting color that goes with the upholstery you are using in the room. Or find one with an interesting pattern that highlights the decor of your room.
Add a Mirror
Yep, the old add a mirror trick. It's always mentioned because it always works. Place a large mirror with an interesting frame on a bare, boring wall. The mirror will reflect color from other pieces in the room and add light to the space.
Hang a Colorful Piece of Art
A colorful piece of art placed over the sofa or bed introduces shapes and colors you may not be able to use in a different area. Another option for adding a decorative touch is framing simple photos with bright frames and colorful mats.
Add a Blanket or Throw
A textured woven throw or cozy, colorful blanket will add interest when draped over a sofa, ottoman, or bench. Select a color that accents other pieces in the room. This is a practical touch that will come in handy when watching TV or reading a book.
Adding a few of these small touches will amp up the color in your room. And if you don't like them, you can easily switch them out for something else until you get just what you want.
- ella zhou