Minimal and chic interiors are all the rage in modern interior designing. We have all seen gleaming marble countertops, neutral walls, and muted metals become a fixture in many contemporary homes. Although, there is a fine line between chic and boring. Without any colours, your home may end up looking like a basic Airbnb and no one wants that.
Why not spice things up with intentional pops of colour? We are sharing our favourite ways to introduce colour in your home. Take a look.
1. Wallpaper is Back
Just like most trends, wallpaper keeps going in and out of style and now it’s back! Applying wallpapers with a beautiful print can add a much-needed ‘oomph’ to your interiors. Now you must be thinking, isn’t applying wallpaper complicated and time-consuming? We’re happy to tell you that it’s not. You can easily get your hands on affordable peel and stick wallpaper. This is also a great option for rentals.
2. Find a Show-Stopping Antique Chair
A grey, white, or any other neutral-coloured couch may be versatile, but your living room needs more colour. A plush antique chair is a perfect addition. If you have a limited budget, check out second-hand stores in your neighbourhood. There is a good chance that you’ll find a fabulous chair at a highly discounted price.
3. A Little Paint Hurt Nobody
Painting is one of the easiest and most affordable ways to give your interiors a charming makeover. You can virtually repaint anything to infuse new life into your home. Walls, kitchen cabinets, ceiling, floors, and furniture – there are so many options.
4. Take Inspiration from ‘TikTok’
Whether you love or hate ‘TikTok,’ you have to agree that it is the Mecca for hacks. You can find inspiration for everything, from fashion tips to quick recipes. In particular, TikTokers are obsessed with putting up LED light strips in their bedrooms – this is a hack definitely worth trying.
Understandably, if ‘TikTok’ is too Gen Z for you, consider adding LED strips under your kitchen cabinets or behind the bed headboard. Since new light fixtures will likely increase your energy bills, it’s a good time to explore the cheapest electricity.
5. Embrace Greenery
If you’re living in a rental apartment, then making permanent changes may not be allowed by the landlord – or it’s possible that you simply don’t have the time to commit to painting or wallpapering the interiors. In either case, plants make the perfect home decor. Indoor plants add a refreshing touch, as well as a pop of colour. Even if you aren’t blessed with a green thumb, there are some easy-to-maintain plants available.
6. Dress Up Floors
If you don’t feel like going all out with a statement-couch or bold wallpaper, dressing up the floors is an excellent option. Adding a rug or carpet will subtly make your interiors more colourful and cosier.
7. Pick Bright Appliances
Matte silver is the go-to finish when it comes to kitchen appliances; however, these appliances often hold the potential to brighten up your space. Instead of picking conventional finishes, go for colourful options. Smeg is a popular brand that makes high-quality kitchen appliances in a wide range of colours.
8. Consider Mismatched Chairs
Are you looking for ways to spruce up your dining space? Add some mismatched chairs for your dining table. If that’s too quirky for you, it would be better to get the same chair in different shades. This will make your dining table unique, yet visually cohesive.
9. Hang-Up Bold Artwork
Hanging up bold artwork is an obvious way to bring in more colour. In particular, we would suggest exploring Fauvist style art, which incorporates vivid colours.
10. Style Your Couch
Simply upgrade your plain couch with textures and a fun patterned cushion. Try draping a soft blanket for the ultimate snugly couch.