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Is Everything A Little Gray? Awesome Ways To Bring More Color Into Your Home

By Brian, December 5, 2014

When did home decor become boring? These days, it seems like everyone’s home is monochrome and dull. Your house should be an expression of your personality. Nobody wants to live in a house that looks miserable. Instead, they want a home that looks fun and interesting. Look around you right now. What do you see? If everything is looking gray, you need to change that. Here are some awesome ways to bring the color back into your home.

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Get a wooden floor

 

Before you do anything, you should consider getting a wooden or laminate floor. The problem with carpets is that they tend to clash with things. If you have a bold colored carpet, you will find it had to introduce more color into your decor. The carpet will dominate the room. The moment you put anything else into the room, it will clash with your floor, and look a mess. Instead, choose a plain, wooden-style floor so that you don’t have that problem.

 

Use your windows

 

Do you tend to cover up your windows? If you do, you need to stop. Natural light is the best way to make a home feel brighter straight away. If you have bulky drapes and blinds, you need to get rid of them. Instead, you should get light, translucent blinds that still let light into your home. If you are lucky enough to have big windows, you need to make the most of them.

 

Make sure you have fantastic lighting

 

If you have small windows, you need to find other ways to keep your house looking bright throughout the year. You should make sure that you invest in some quality lighting fixtures for your home. If you don’t have great lighting in your home, it will look dark and dull. Old-fashioned light fixtures tend to be dimmer than new models. Look at some of the fixtures at Mylightingsource.com for inspiration. Installing new lights in your home might be the best option for you.

Use a plain base color

 

If you are hoping to inject a little color into your home, you need to make sure that you have a neutral base. You can go wild with color when you have a blank canvas. If there are already loads of colors in your living area, you have no chance of adding anything. Instead, make sure that you have a plain color to start with so that you can get creative.

 

Pick out three main colors

 

When you are choosing colors for each room, you should pick three that you love. Use variations of these colors throughout the room. Choose feature pieces to stand out in your room. For example, you might want to use violet pillows to highlight a certain area of your room. If you have more than three colors, things might start to look a bit messy. If you have three colors, though, you have just the right amount to make your room look incredible.

 

Don’t fear patterns – they can work for you!

 

Many people fear using patterns in their home. They think that patterns look cluttered and silly. If you know how to use pattern designs in your house, you can make your living space look great. For example, use just one pattern in each room. In the living room, you might have some floral cushions. If you do, make sure that you don’t use any other patterns in that room. When patterns clash, your home can start looking like a thrift store. Stick to one style of pattern in each room in your home. That way, you will never have to worry about things clashing.

 

 

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