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4 Ways to Add Color to Your Small Space

Pops of color can make a huge different in your space


Adding life and color to your space need not be limited to major paint jobs that cost a lot. You can liven up your space by simply opting for colorful frames, interesting prints, and furniture pieces in bright hues.

Keep within your budget and give your home a refreshing touch with these easy ideas. 

Mix neutrals with pops of color

Is the color yellow too bright for you? Instead of buying a vibrant-colored sectional sofa, you may accessorize your piece with throw pillows or scarves in shades of teal or mint green.

If you’re feeling extra creative, you may also paint some of your pieces in exciting shades. Click here for a fun project that you can do.

Use colorful frames

Love to display photos or artwork at home? Add an unexpected twist to your memorabilia by placing them inside colorful frames. If you prefer an eclectic style, try mixing and matching colorful frames and 3D art décor. This works well especially if you have pieces with different designs and textures. 

Photo by Dairy Darilag.

Choose interesting furniture pieces

Spruce up an empty corner at home by placing a cabinet or console table in fun colors. You can turn this piece into an instant organizing station where you can keep extra pillows, sheets, and other home essentials.

RL Tip: You may turn this corner into a vignette! Click here for ideas. 

Helmer Yellow Filing Cabinet, Mobler.

Upscale your furniture with vibrant accents

Essential items in your home such as stools and cupboards can also serve as chic decor pieces. You can spend one weekend working on your cabinets and drawers. Feel free to experiment with washi tape, paint, and wallpaper to breathe new life into your must-haves.

Photo by Miguel Nacianceno.

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