"What are your colors?" That is the question often asked about a variety of things such as weddings, the baby nursery, kitchens, home decor and clothing accessories. For those like me who don't have an abundance of color coordination, this question strikes fear deep in the heart!
Home decor is largely enhanced by color. For many years, I used one standard theme and an overload of one dominant color. This method started out nice, but after a few years (and much time and expense spent on collecting), the theme of ducks and the color mauve make me nauseous!
But there is an easier way! Big color effects can come from smaller places. A central color can be carried out in a variety of spaces, textures and shades.
Here are 30 easy ways to add color to your home:
- Throw pillows (solid or patterned)
- Throw blankets
- Pillar candles
- Votive holders or candlesticks
- Fresh flowers or house plants with colorful foliage
- Flower or plant pots
- Picture frames (colorful frame or neutral frame with colorful pictures, paper, fabric inside)
- Mirrors with decorative frames
- Lamps (base or shade)
- Books (make a color coordinated stack or cover old books with colorful paper or fabric)
- Decorative boxes
- Curtain panels
- Accent furniture (accent table, stool, ottoman, bench, chair)
- Figurines or sculptures
- Decorative bowls
- Baskets (painted, dipped, or lined with fabric)
- Table runner, place mats, cloth napkins
- Tea towels,
- Hand towels and bath towels
- Knobs or drawer pulls
- Soap dispenser
- Monogram letters
- Paper garlands
Once a favorite color is decided upon, based on your individual preference, finding accents to coordinate can actually be a little bit fun!