5 Ways to Make Your Rooms Pop with a Touch of COLOR!

Decorating with color

col·or  /ˈkələr/ noun 

the property possessed by an object of producing different sensations on the eye as a result of the way the object reflects or emits light.
 
The magic of color is knowing that it is all about light! It is that little “oomph” that is missing when you walk into your room.  We tend to spend so much time selecting furniture, paint, flooring, etc. but then the room still feels just that little bit of flat, am I right?  Well, enter the world of color!

Add color without a major makeover

Color is an amazing design element that doesn’t have to break the bank.  In fact, it is one of those wonderful details that can be added in a variety of ways, simply.  Spring is the perfect time to think about makeovers and I have a few tips to share with you on how to do that with color – simply! So let’s work together to find a few new ways to bring it all together with a POP of Color!

1. Go for big, colorful art…

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Add color with oversized wall art

Don’t be afraid to add large colorful accessories to your walls. One large piece may be all you need to get the juices flowing. A colorful canvas, wall tapestry or beautiful framed photography are good places to start.  Or try arranging several smaller ones in a wall collage to create an impressive composition.

2.  Use pillows and throws…

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Throw in some colorful pillows

This is one of the easiest and least expensive ways to make your room pop with color. There are so many different patterns and colors that you can pair together. Try a chevron pattern with a floral or a diamond pattern with a stripe. Layer different sizes and shapes as well. Throw in a “throw” in your favorite color.  This will even more interest to your room. The pairings are limitless!

3.  Forgo the neutrals and go for window treatments in a crazy color…

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Colorful window treatments make your room pop with color!

Window treatments can be very versatile and serve as a soft backdrop to a room or add that pop of color and pattern that can’t go unnoticed. Try utilizing neutral colors in your large pieces of furniture and pop the color on the windows! There are so many styles of window treatments to choose from.  If you’re looking for something minimal, valances or toppers may do the trick or if you want something more elaborate, try long panels that flank the sides of the windows. Decorative rods and rings add to the impact and complete the total look.

4.  Don’ forget to add a colorful area rug to pull it all together…

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Pop in some color with area rugs

An area rug can be the inspiration piece just as a piece of wall art. Begin or finish your ‘pop of color project’ with a colorful area rug. Rugs serve purposes other than adding color and texture to a room. They also add acoustics and comfort underfoot. Too many hardwood or tile surfaces in a home can create a cold feel and the echoing of sounds.  Continue to add accessories and furniture using the colors from your inspiration piece in the ways mentioned above.

5.  Fill your home with plants and floral arrangements…

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Add some natural beauty with plants!

I have found that this simple earthy addition of indoor plants creates warmth to a space and brings the outdoors in.  Whether it’s live greenery or faux flower arrangements, this accessory creates a comfortable and relaxing feel to a room. Live indoor plants have been known also to create health benefits. So, don’t skip this step!

Pulling It All Together

Adding color to your home doesn’t have to be just bright and bold. If you’re not a big fan of bright colors, try some subtle touches of earthy warm colors to do the trick. Get creative and use your imagination to create the look you want and have fun with it! Open the curtains and let the light shine in and see just where you need a little brightness and pop to pull the whole room together.  Adding color can add a statement or let every other element fall into place.  It’s your home, so do it your way!

If you need another perspective or just want some advice on making a particular room more inviting, I am happy to help.  I have some great sources for unusual artwork, window treatments, and accessories – and that may be all you need to get started, so just give me a call!

From Classic to Contemporary and Everything in Between!

Happy Decorating!

Brenda Weber~Interior Designer

CH Interior Designs

937-545-9171

email-designer@chinteriordesigns.com

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Go Coastal! Bringing the Beach to Your Interiors

It’s that time of year we’re heading to the coast for a vacation with some surf and sand. But don’t you know that you can also bring the coast to you? We’ve got the scoop on all things beach house for your interiors. By adding in beachy colors, accessories, and wall art, you’ll feel like you’re already on the beach!

Splash in Some Beachy Color:

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First thing’s first, in order to go coastal with your interiors this summer, you need to get the color scheme down. This season, popular beachy colors include white, gray, light blue, cream, and navy! The coastal theme is all about looking bright, open, sunny, and relaxing. Therefore, try not to focus too much on any one of these colors. In order to pull of the beach house look successfully, you’ll need to mix and match and have some fun with it! Otherwise, your project won’t turn out the way you’ve been seeing in pictures. As a result, by paying attention to this color scheme while doing your shopping, your new beach house look is sure to be a success!

Anchors, Starfish, Whales – Oh My!

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The coastal look demands that you be more neutral with your colors. However, it also allows you to go big with your wall décor. You should be hunting for adorable anchor pieces, along with whale, ocean, and fish wall prints. Try searching for beachy prints in crisp white frames to add a higher quality look. In addition, shadow boxes with shells and sand dollars are a great way to go! The coastal look has become quite popular in recent years, so you should have no problem finding some unique wall décor.

Throw In Some Fun:

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The best thing about throw pillows and blankets is in the name. You simply purchase them and “throw” them in! While we all know you can’t just throw in pillows and expect it to look nice, you get what we mean! As a result, you’ll need to intentionally place your throw accessories to make it look effortless, yet pleasing to the eye. Likewise, by throwing a blanket over the sofa or bed, and adding in a couple of coastal print throw pillows, you’ll quickly pull together the coastal look. Throw accessories are that simple!

Don’t Forget the Seashells and Sand:

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Remember what we said about bringing the beach to you? Adding beachy accessories is a great way to bring pieces of the ocean to you while adding to your coastal theme. For a centerpiece, try looking for glass containers that you can add sand, shells, and a candle to. In addition, a couple beach accessories that tend to be forgotten are roping and baskets. For example, candlesticks with roping and small wicker baskets will instantly add a beach vibe. Finally, another easy idea is to find some cute bowls and fill them with shells, sand dollars, and starfish!

Ready to go coastal? Visit us at our Home Décor Shop to find our beachy rugs, throws, accessories, and more! We want to hear from you – what is your favorite way to bring the beach to your interiors? Tell us in the comments below or send us at Designer@CHInteriorDesigns.com!

From Classic to Contemporary, and Everything In Between,

CH Interior Designs
Designer@CHInteriorDesigns.com
Waynesville, Ohio
937-545-9171

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