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Jumpstart Your Day: 5 Rainbow-Inspired Decorating Ideas You'd Love to Try

Have fun with ROYGBIV!


Are you one of those who often dread Mondays and would rather extend the weekend? I have to admit that there are days when I also wish for an extra day to just sleep and do nothing. However, rather than dwell on long to-do lists and another hectic week, why don't you focus on the bright side? Make plans and make the weekend your motivation to work harder and smarter!

Just like a rainbow after the rain, there's always something beautiful to look forward to. And speaking of rainbows, you can use it as inspiration to decorate your space! Pops of vibrant color will surely perk up your day, lighten up your mood, and get you ready to take on different tasks. Here are some ideas that you can consider:

Main photos from: Modern Rugs and Half Asleep Studio.

Are you ready for a fun DIY project? If you're feeling bold and extra creative, you can paint your staircase in lively hues! Follow the ROYGBIV order or use your favorites from the bunch. Each step will surely pop if you have white railings and pristine walls.

RL Tip: Ready to take on the challenge? Make sure you prep surfaces and avoid mistakes. Click here for a video guide.

Photo from Show Home.

An easy update that you can do to showcase your love for rainbows would be to display your own artwork! Schedule an afternoon with your chosen colors and a canvas. Work on an artwork that you can display in the living area—feel free to create patterns and catchy shapes.

Another alternative would be to choose pillows and throws in fun rainbow tints. Create a statement by using these furnisings to liven up a plain sofa or a neutral-colored living area.

Photo from Little Bigbell.

Whether you're furnishing your living area or bedroom, a rainbow rug can do wonders! Choose a patterned one and use it as a focal point in your space. It would look good against wooden floors or even tiles—just make sure you choose a non skid one to avoid accidents.

Once you have this in your room, you can work with muted accessories. If you're fond of colors, you can pair it with a solid-colored chair in a lighter hue so that the rug will stand out.

For colorful rugs, click here.

Photo from Modern Rugs.

A plain shelf in the kitchen can use touches of color to give it a boost. Keep the outline of your shelf as is and work on the back of each tier. Pick your favorites from the rainbow and use these colors to add life to your storage piece. If you're not that sure about taking on a DIY project involving paint, you can work with art paper instead or printed specialty paper to cover the back of your shelf.

Photo from Half Asleep Studio.

This idea is perfect if you're facing any of these scenarios: first, your dining chairs are showing signs of wear-and-tear; and second, you want to breathe new life into a boring dining nook. Get ready with your chosen paint colors, brushes, and old newspapers. Preparing the surface is of utmost importance so make sure that each chair is clean and ready. Click here for a quick guide.

RL Tip: While you can always stick to one bright color, it would be fun to mix-and-match hues! Colorful chairs would look good when paired with a wooden table and it will add personality to the space, too!

Photo from Pinterest.

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