Monday, August 18, 2014

How to Add Color Without Painting



Have you been curious to know how to add color to the home without painting? A lot of the time people want to add color to their home but are unable to because they cannot paint. It could be due to renting a home, an apartment rental, or you would like to avoid the costs of painting or taking down wallpaper, there is a way to make the home shine with color. 

Add Color to Furniture

One way to add color to the home is by painting the inside of a bookshelf a fun color. It can give the room a splash of color without having to paint the walls or requiring much work. Simply pick the color(s) you would like to incorporate in the room and use them inside the bookshelf.  Not only will this give the room some color but it will also help books stand out more on the shelves.

Another way to add a simple splash of color is by adding it to your upholstery. This is an easy fix because you can paint your old boring chairs or tables with your favorite color paint. If you would like to have something bright and vivid consider going with colors like orange and red. Looking for darker shades to add to the room instead, consider colors such as royal purple, dark blue and deep reds. 


Throw Pillows and Rugs


Much like splashes of color on the furniture or in bookshelves, consider adding some fun colored pillows and area rugs. This is a simple way to spruce up a room and give it a pop of color without having to paint at all. Area rugs don’t have to be plain boring colors either; they can have patterns different textures and beautiful bold colors. 


The fun of throw pillows is that no matter what room they are, they can almost always add color to the room. Consider adding some pillows on to chairs or couches that have patterns, designs or solid bright colors. These small little pieces can pack a punch in any room. Take a look at your local home goods store for some fun and bright throw pillows. These can even be switched out during holiday season to add festivity to the home.


Wall Decorations

While all of the above can be fun ways to add color to the home without painting, also consider things such as wall decals. Wall decals are an easy way to add color or design to any room, including kid’s rooms. Wal-Mart, Dollar Tree and many other home stores are now carrying different types of decals for a room. 

Canvas prints are becoming more and more popular among the DIY crowd. There are plenty of canvas prints available to be found on Pinterest and other sites. Even Wal-Mart carries them now for the home d├ęcor. If canvas prints are not what you are looking for, consider adding movie posters, or some eclectic paintings to the walls to add some fun colors.
Even your family photos can add some beauty and colors to the home without having to paint. 

So whether you are trying to add color to the home, a rental or a dorm room, remember you don’t always have to paint in order to make a beautiful
 



37 comments:

  1. I love using throw pillows and rugs because they are easily swapped out with the seasons or when I do decide to add some more color. Great tips!

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  2. These are really great tips! I so do not like painting, so these ideas are perfect for me.

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  3. I love all of your ideas! I have a few toss pillows in my living room that match colors in the wall art, etc. It all ties together nicely!

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  4. I love bright colors. We want to paint our walls but for now, we have bright furniture.

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  5. I love pillows, but just two can be the same cost as a can of paint! Slipcovers are a great fix, too.

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  6. Adding throw pillows is my favorite way to add color to a room!

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  7. This is what I always had to do in apartments. Throw pillows were my favorite.

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  8. Great ideas, we have plenty of furniture and rugs! I want to add some more wall decor in our living room and kitchen!

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  9. These are all easier than painting too. I've seen pillows be such an effective color pop in a room!

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  10. I love these ideas. Sometimes you want a room to look different but don't have the time to paint!

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  11. I LOVE pillows! I never realized how much I loved pillows till I moved out on my own and didn't have any throw pillows! I also enjoy SHOPPING for pillows lol

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  12. These are some great tips. I have been looking for some colorful pillows for our sofa, but haven't found them yet.

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  13. I LOVE this post! I've been wanting to spice up a couple of rooms in my house, but I've been putting it off because I hate painting.

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  14. Great post! People always say the easiest way to revitalize a room is to throw on a new coat of paint. Have they ever painted before? What part of painting is easy?!

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  15. I definitely like to add color to a room with wall decorations and pictures. Painting is such a daunting task sometimes.

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  16. Great post! I agree- sometimes it is all about the accents! Plus, you can change it up when ever!

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  17. This is great. Our entire downstairs area is grey, white, and another shade of grey. I will use these tips to make this place a little less "cloudy day". Lol

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  18. Good tips! I remember being pretty good at this when I was renting and couldn't paint the walls. Great way to add some personality to a space.

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  19. I like adding pillows and throws to a room to add some color. And painting a bookshelf is a great way to add some color as well.

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  20. These are good ideas for adding color in ways that can be changed as the mood hits a person. It helps make decorating less expensive and more fun.

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  21. Great ideas for adding simple color.

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  22. I love sprucing up a room with fun accents! I need to get some new pillows!

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  23. These are great tips. Accent pieces are a perfect way to change up a room without the commitment of paint!

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  24. You know, it really is the little things, like throw pillows and wall hanging that can really make a room pop with color. Great tips!

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  25. I love adding color around the house with toss pillows and cozy throws, Drapes really add a punch of color too.

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  26. This is a great list of ways to add color to a room. I love adding rugs and pillows to our rooms for color.

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  27. A colorful bookcase is always a good idea. Painting can be such a hassle!

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  28. Painting really can be such a pain. These are really great tips for adding a splash of color in any room!

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  29. Great tips! Painting is such a hassle. Really not trying to get into that any time soon!

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  30. These are really great tips. I'll definitely keep these in mind. Thanks for sharing.

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  31. Painting the inside of the shelf is a good idea. I also use throw pillows.

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  32. Since we rent it's important that we add a special touch to our place but there are rules. We are allowed to paint IF we paint the place white again before we move. Who wants to go through all that trouble?! So adding color with other things like rugs and pillows is perfect.

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  33. My pillows are my splashes of color. I love to add color in small places. Picture frames, pillows, curtains.

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  34. Thanks for the easy tips! I'd much rather spice up my space with throw pillows, rugs, and painted furniture than paint an entire room.

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  35. Pillows are definitely a great ideas. I love to add splashes of color here and there.

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  36. We painted the inside of a bookcase. It adds a nice pop of red. Just a tip, buy a paint with primer. It makes it much easier.

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  37. I'm a throw pillow addict. I have so many everywhere, my hubby gets so sick of unpilling the bed every night lol

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