New to Decorating? Here are a Few Simple Ways to Add Colour to Your Rooms

Creative endeavours such as decorating can often leave people stumped because of how much freedom they have. Take your living room as an example; what would you change to make it “better”? Most people wouldn’t know how to answer, or their ideas might be completely rejected by their roommates or family members.

This is because, much like other creative activities, decorating is entirely down to your personal preferences. People enjoy different colours, patterns, and styles, so it’s pretty difficult to please everyone. But if you’re a newcomer to decorating, then it can be hard to make any kind of change to your rooms because of this!

So we’ve put together some simple and inoffensive ways to add some colour to your room. These methods are all reversible if you decide you don’t like them, so don’t worry about ruining your home!

Does my room need more colour?

But first thing’s first; does your room actually need more colour? This is once again down to personal preference. Some people are perfectly fine with the way their room looks, but that doesn’t stop them from experimenting and trying to make their room a little more expressive. On the other hand, some people might enjoy the idea of transforming their room decor, hence why they want to learn a bit about decorating to get started.

Colour psychology is important to consider here as different colours can create different emotions. Colours are also the basis for aesthetics. For example, a room with neutral colours is often seen as modern and quiet, whereas a room painted in bold colours can be seen as loud and expressive. Think about what colours you like and what kind of feeling you want people to have when they walk into different rooms.

So instead of thinking of it as a need or don’t need question, ask yourself why you’d like to add more colour to your rooms. Do some of them feel a bit plain and boring? Are you thinking about renovating? Or do you want to design a room for someone that likes different colours? These are all great reasons to get into interior decorating, and our tips will help ease you into that process so you can find your creative self and start trying new things!

So without further ado, let’s get started with some helpful and simple tips on how to add colour to your rooms.

Hang some artwork

Artwork is a great option for adding a bit of colour to your rooms. Simply buy a piece of art and just hang it up on your wall. You’ll be surprised at how different your rooms can feel and look with just a small piece of artwork. There are lots of different styles to choose from, and they can fit different sizes to suit your empty walls. Just make sure you use an appropriate method of mounting artwork and hire art installation experts so that it doesn’t fall off!

Try adding some lights

Lights can completely change the mood of a room when used correctly, especially these days with multicoloured lights that can be changed with a smartphone app. These lights can tint a room to make it look a certain colour, changing the feel and mood depending on the time of day. Lights can also be used to add a soft and diffused feel to certain rooms, such as behind a television screen or to decorate a child’s room.

Use a cover for your furniture

A great way to add colour to your home is by changing your furniture, but that’s both expensive and time-consuming. So instead, why not get a cover for your furniture? For instance, you could replace the tablecloth on your dining table to add a splash of colour, or you could get a cover for your chairs or sofa.

Add a rug to your room

A cowhide rug can enhance any room if it matches the decor. It’s great for bedrooms, living rooms, and even the bathroom with a good design and size. Rugs are a fantastic way to drop a lot of colour and interest to a room, and they’re comfortable which is a nice touch. However, adding a rug is difficult because it tends to add too much colour at times. Balance the colours and design of your rug with other elements of your decor so that it doesn’t stand out too much unless you want it to be a centrepiece.

Decorate with small items

Small items such as photographs, trinkets, and even figurines are great for decorating areas such as your shelves, coffee tables, or even windows. You can place them, hang them, or even encase them and put them on display. This is a fantastic way to add some visual interest to a room while also putting some colour down.

Place some plants and flowers around

Much like decorating with small items, you can add a splash of natural colours to your home by introducing some plants and flowers. If you have a lot of empty floor space, then a large planter can be a great option. Alternatively, you could consider small desktop planters instead. You can place these on your dining table, PC desk, shelves, or even hang them from certain places.

While using real flowers is great, we actually recommend taking a look at fake plants too. Real plants do take a bit of maintenance and are generally a bit more expensive overall. On the other hand, fake plants look great and serve their purpose of adding a touch of colour. But if you’re comfortable in the garden and are growing plants and flowers, using the real thing can make it a bit more unique.

In short, adding a bit of colour to your room is both easy and impactful from a decor standpoint. Whether you’re trying to change the mood in your room or just want to learn some helpful DIY knowledge, these tips are a great place to get started.

Eve Crabtree

Eve Crabtree is a journalist with a passion for interior design. She keeps up to date with the latest trends in the interior industry and regularly tests her hand at crafting and redecorating during her spare time.