6 easy ways to add a punch of colour to any room
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Oct 08, 2014  |  Vote 0    0

6 easy ways to add a punch of colour to any room

Metroland Media

Tired of the same old living room colour scheme?

Wish you could add some life to your bedroom without all the work of re-painting all four walls?

Adding a punch of colour to any room in your home doesn't need to be labour intensive, expensive or even permanent. There are surprisingly easy ways to create interest in any room, effectively and on the cheap.

Colourful textiles

Accessorizing a room with brightly hued textiles is hands-down the easiest way to add colour to any room. Regardless of the room, there's an inexpensive and quick solution to your palette doldrums. An added bonus to using textiles to add colour? You can replace them easily without burning a hole in your wallet.

Another option is a new rug. They come in all sizes, colours and patterns and can liven up any room.

In the living room: try something simple like adding colourful cushions to chairs and sofas, as well as beautiful throw blankets with unique or bold patterns.

In the bedroom: try rich, jewel-toned bed linens or drapes to change the mood in the boudoir

In the dining room: colourful runners or placemats are easy solutions for the colour-shy

Accent furniture

Accent chairs are another great option. Who says everything in a room has to match? Accent chairs come in all kinds of colours, patterns and fabrics, and they're a quick and easy way to add a splash of colour and a new focal point to a room. Or, refurbish cushions yourself easily and cheaply with some new fabric and a staple gun.

In the living room: add a single chair to a corner or by the window for an instant reading nook

In the bedroom: pull up an reupholstered vintage chair to a vanity table


New lighting is another great option for adding colour and light to any room. You don’t have to splurge on a new chandelier, you can simply purchase some new lamp shades in bold colours and you will give the room a whole new look.

Accent wall

If you want some colour in your room without re-painting all the walls, a great alternative is painting one accent wall. You can add a bold colour like deep red, or whatever colour contrasts nicely with your other colour pieces. Choose a focal point in any room and have choosing a hue.


Artwork is also another great option for adding colour and life to a drab room.

It doesn’t have to be expensive and it's a solution that works for any room. It could be a print you love or a sculptural piece you found in a yard sale. But as long as you enjoy looking at it, it can be a great way to breathe life into any room.


Plants are another easy and healthy way to add colour and oxygen to your living space. You can choose from plants of all varieties, with or without flowers. Tropical floor plants are another great option because they bring some summer into any room you put them in.

These are just a few ways to add some colour and interest to any room. So get creative, and give a room in your home a mini-makeover today.

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