The world of home furnishings have changed so much, even in the last 10 years. There's so much variety in homeware design out there that means you can, within reason, have anything you want.
We've seen the resurgence of the rustic kitchen, Regency styles, the ultra modern and the retro. Now it seems designers are really finding their feet with incredibly bright colours. From decorative pieces to kitchenware, you'll be surprised at the variety that's open to you.
Here are some colourful suggestions for how to use colour around the house to give it a real breath of fresh air.
The kitchen is the first place we think of when employing bolder colours. It is a room that tends to have stronger contrasts, offering more of a chance to play with the design and décor. Adding some colour doesn't even have to be that expensive. Brightly coloured storage is often the easiest way to add a splash of colour, and there are you can either coordinate, or realy go to town with a multi coloured arrangement.
It's more fun to mix and match different colours, and there are many retailers that offer some great colour choices, from kitchen utensils to appliances like toasters and coffee machines. A few cheery bits and pieces can really create an exciting vibe that perhaps your kitchen has been missing.
Living Colour In The Lounge
As somewhere you're most likely to spend your time while at home, it's not always a popular choice to make the lounge as vivacious as the kitchen. However, there's still room to have a bit more fun. The first place to think about, as the centrepoint of your changes, should be the sofa. With a brightly coloured throw and some vivid cushions, you can really set the scene.
The next thing to consider are the curtains. If they've been up a little while, it's possible you're a bit bored with them already. Curtains can get real dull, real quick! Play around with some curtains that are made of large blocks of solid colour instead of patterns. This gives a bright and breezy touch to the room.
These tips are really handy for sprucing up a tired and drab home. Incorporate any one, or all, of these ideas, and you'll soon have a lively new environment. Remember, this doesn't even have to cost the earth, as just a couple of changes to your home décor can make all the difference!
About the author: Olive Loves Alfie offer a large range of Rice homewares such as plates, dishes and bowls as well as colourful baskets. Perfect for brightening the home.