Are you struggling with adding colour to your home or creating the right amount of functional space? Today’s guest post has some ideas for helping you solve both these common issues.
For any home to work for those residing in it, the colour needs to be right as well as the layout to maximise the space. If you’re revamping your home or trying to add some finishing touches and are keen to make it feel spacious and colourful, here are four tips to keep in mind.
How to add colour
You definitely don’t need to strip walls or buy new furniture when it comes to adding some fun colour to your home. Here are a few simple ways of making things a little brighter.
1. Get the paintbrush out
A feature wall is a good idea for any room and can be used to create a striking effect. Paint a mint green wall in your kitchen or a pretty purple in the living room and instantly enjoy the resulting extra colour in your space.
If you don’t want to create a feature wall, add colour in other places. For example, you could paint door frames, the inside of cupboards or shelves in appealing colours.
2. Focus on finishing touches
Swapping plain door handles for brightly coloured ones and kitchen accessories on the worktops for bolder shades are also easy ways of introducing colour to the home.
Cushion covers, blankets resting on the back of sofas and rugs can all be collected in bright colours and used to tie a room together.
How to add space
Creating more space is something that needs to be tackled carefully. Storage is important in any home but there are savvy ways of creating more room, here are a few.
Before you do anything, it’s a good idea to go through each room in your home and discern what you need and what can go.
You can donate items to the local charity shop, sell them on eBay for a little extra cash or even put them in a storage unit if they’re a sentimental item or you think you might need them in the future. People don’t think to use storage units temporarily but they can be a quick fix solution and are located everywhere from Farnham to Glasgow.
4. Find better ways of using space
That nook under the stairs would be a great spot for a desk and chair perhaps or you could grab some under the bed storage boxes and create more room in your cupboard by using them for bedding.
Think about the space you use now – just by rearranging a cupboard and introducing some storage baskets to shelves you could better utilise it and therefore create more room.
Adding colour to your home is such a simple task and while it might require some DIY skills on your part in some cases, it can usually be done with minimal stress and expense. Choose colours that reflect you and work for each room. Plus, when it comes to creating more space, where possible try to use what you already have in new ways and see if it could be more effective.
(Image courtesy of Heart Home magazine)0