ADDING COLOR WITHOUT PAINTING!

OVER THE LAST FEW WEEKS I HAVE BEEN WORKING WITH A CLIENT WHO WOULD LIKE TO KEEP HER EXISTING PAINT COLOR (A VERY LIGHT CREAM), BUT WOULD LIKE TO ADD COLOR AND STYLE TO HER LIVING ROOM AND DINING ROOM. AS SOMEONE WHO LOVES PAINT AND THE NUMEROUS EFFECTS AND MOODS YOU CAN CREATE USING PAINT, I FOUND MYSELF HAVING TO FIND OTHER WAYS TO BRING COLOR IN. MANY PEOPLE HAVE APARTMENTS WHERE PAINTING THE WALLS SEEMS POINTLESS BECAUSE YOU EITHER SIMPLY AREN’T ALLOWED TO MAKE CHANGES, OR YOU HAVE TO PAINT IT BACK WHEN YOU MOVE.
HERE ARE SOME TIPS ON HOW TO ADD COLOR AND STYLE TO YOUR SPACE WITHOUT CHANGING THE PAINT!
1) CHOOSE AN ACCENT WALL AND HANG A SERIES OF DECORATIVE PIECES. WHETHER IT’S ABSTRACT, BLACK AND WHITE PHOTOGRAPHY OR EVEN JUST A SERIES OF PIECES THAT YOU ENJOY. THIS IMMEDIATELY CREATES A FOCAL POINT FOR THE ROOM, IT COVERS UP THOSE WHITE WALLS, AND YOU HAVE INSTANTLY ADDED COLOR TO YOUR SPACE.
2) MIX IT UP! INSTEAD OF CHOOSING ONE PARTICULAR WOOD FINISH, OR STYLE, MIX IT UP. USE A LIGHT, NATURAL FINISH NEXT TO A MEDIUM TO DARK. CHOOSE UNIQUE GRAINED FURNITURE SUCH AS ZEBRA WOOD OR BAMBOO. THIS IS GOING TO ADD A VERY ECLECTIC BLEND TO YOUR SPACE AND WILL ALSO CHANGE UP THE TONES AND VALUES TO THE SPACE.
3) DON’T STOP AT FINISHES, CONTINUE THROUGH FABRIC AND UPHOLSTERY. YOU CAN DEFINITELY MIX DIFFERENT FABRICS TOGETHER SUCH AS USING SILK ACCENT PILLOWS AND AN ULTRA-SUEDE SOFA UPHOLSTERY, THROUGH IN PRINTED WINDOW TREATMENTS, OR A GEOMETRIC AREA RUG. THIS ADDS TEXTURE TO THE ROOM WHICH CONTRIBUTES TO COLOR AND AESTHETICS.
4) LASTLY, ADD ACCESSORIES. USE CANDLES TO SHINE AGAINST DIFFERENT PIECES TO CREATE GLOW AND AMBIENCE WITHIN THE SPACE. CHOOSE A BRIGHT VASE, SERIES OF BOOKS, OR EVEN PLANTS!

THE IDEA OF THESE TIPS IS TO LET YOU KNOW THAT IF YOU’RE SCARED OF BRINGING COLOR IN THROUGH PAINT, OR IF IT IS DIFFICULT FOR YOU TO CHANGE THE PAINT WHERE YOU LIVE; DON’T THINK THAT THERE ARE NOT WAYS TO MAKE YOUR HOME LOOK AND FEEL LIKE THAT OF A DESIGNERS’! HAPPY DESIGNING!

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