A pop of colour can pep up tired pieces and entire rooms in a flash. From bold wallpaper to bright joinery here’s how to creatively use colour in your home
How to use colour in your home to liven up dull spaces
A change in season offers the chance to regroup and refresh our interiors, and nothing says makeover like a fab roll of wallpaper or Pantone-perfect paint. Give bland rooms personality and presence with a feature wallpaper or statement colour – the stronger, the better – then layer with art works to build depth and interest.
Think beyond walls: joinery, furniture, even the ceiling, are all prime candidates for this type of redecoration. Get crafty or hire an expert and embrace the transformative powers of paper and paint.
The calming blue tones used in the bedroom of this renovated home are drawn from the elegant feature wallpaper.
A turquoise blue rug in this revamped dining room sets the stage for a fresh, light-filled space perfect for entertaining.
Splash of paint
Feature colours don’t need to be limited to the walls. Try sprucing up a room with fun and funky door colours, like the bedroom in this colourfully renovated family home.
Have fun with colour, and try working it into existing features of your home including joinery, just like this kitchen with citrus hues.
Fresh ideas and easy updates
- Re-cover lampshades in wallpaper offcuts for a classic, coordinated finish
- Paper the top of a chest of drawers, desk or side table, or inside drawers to create your own customised piece
- Paint is great for quickly and inexpensively updating out-dated furniture Try chalk paint of Black Japan.
- Give home street appeal with a fab new door colour
- Frame favourite wallpaper samples to create your own affordable gallery wall