The winter season can leave your home feeling cold, muted, and as gray as the weather outside. Don’t let the dull and drab essence of the wintertime get your spirits down—with the right aesthetic selections, you can make the interior decor of your home feel like summer and spring all year round. If your home’s current aesthetic is simple, minimalist, and selective, odds are good that there may not be a lot of color-popping going on. Adding a dash of color to your house can instantly increase the comfort and allure levels.
No matter what kind of budget you’re working with, or how large a project you’re looking for, there are several creative and quick ways to add a touch of class and color to your home this winter season. Using this guide, we’ll let you in on our 6 favorite ways to spruce up the hues in your house.
Tip #1: Paint a wall
Maybe you’ve grown tired of your home’s current paint job, but don’t necessarily want to go through the stress of undergoing a complete paint makeover. Think smaller by painting a single wall instead. Most effective in the kitchen, dining room, or living room, choosing one wall to repaint will help to shift the focal point of the space without teetering into a major redecorating project.
Rooms that are already designed with a specific theme or aesthetic are the easiest places to begin. A sunny white living room becomes even more inviting with a warm yellow accent wall. A bland gray space can be instantly electrified with a single sapphire blue wall. Any change in color will add visual spice.
Tip #2: Bring nature inside
Not only do plants and flowers add color to a space, but they entice the senses with their light fragrances, vibrant textures, and sprawling shapes. Whether you’re looking for small accents like succulents or mini herb gardens, or larger pieces like bouquets of flowers or indoor trees, bringing some greenery inside helps to add to the overall aesthetic of your home.
By bringing mother nature indoors, not only do you bring in an onslaught of pretty shades of green, but you also install all-natural air purifiers. There are a number of common household plants that also detoxify the air in your living spaces. Here are some of our favorites:
- English Ivy
- Spider Plant
- Aloe Vera
- Red-Edged Dracaena
- Chinese Evergreen
For those more interested in flowers that come in as many colors as the rainbow, you may consider signing up for a subscription service that delivers a new bouquet of flowers every week or every month. The best flowers online can be easily shipped to your home—taking the hard work out of picking, choosing, and transporting.
Tip #3: Get artsy with accent pillows
One of the easiest places to add a splash of color is your home’s living room. Couches serve as the perfect blank canvas for pretty pillows—and with the right placement, any artsy pillow will have your cushions looking like a million bucks. Whether you opt for eclectic patterned pillows or simple solid-colored ones, accent pillows are sure to add both comfort and color to an otherwise bland space.
Tip #4: Reinvent a bookshelf
Taking to a bookshelf to add a dash of color to your living space is a genius idea you’ve likely never thought of. Whether you’re deciding between a paint-makeover or simple reorganization, reworking your shelf space with the right accents can add some much-needed buzz to your home.
Tip #5: See double
Placing a large mirror on a barren and boring wall works to open up any space and add a splash of class, too. Select a mirror with an interesting frame or decorate a plain mirror with some DIY painting or crafting. Mirrors add light to the room, so why not have the mirror serve as a beacon of light with an ornate frame around it.
Tip #6: Let there be light
If you’re looking for a way to add a point of interest to your living space while also adding some functionality, a colorful lamp is a great way to insert some whimsical appeal while also adding utility. Choosing between a lamp that has an interesting base or an eye-catching lampshade can be difficult, but rest assured knowing whichever you choose, you’re bound to fall in love with all of the allure and light it brings to the space.
What are your favorite ways to add some colorful zest to your home? Let us know in the comments below!