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5 Simple Ways to Add Bolder Colours and Textures to Your Home Design

For those who know that a lacklustre home interior can leave the space feeling dull and uninspired, home design is a welcome chore. There are lots of design ideas that can instantly freshen up a home’s interior, but one of the simplest and most effective ways is to do so is to incorporate bolder colours and textures. 


Texture and colour have the remarkable ability to transform otherwise ordinary rooms into vibrant, visually appealing areas that exude the home-owner’s unique personality and style. But how can you achieve the depth, striking contrasts, and cool atmosphere that you want without interiors looking too chaotic? 


This article from online art platform DROOL will help you explore a few quick ways to add bolder colours and textures to your home space. Get over any fear you might have about out-of-the-ordinary colour and texture accents with these tips: 


1) Hang Wall Art



New wall art is probably the best way to start adding pops of bold colour and texture into your home design. It’s as simple as mounting your favourite contemporary art posters, graphic design prints, or illustration art posters on your walls and not changing anything else. 


When selecting wall art for your home, choose pieces that complement the existing colour scheme of your room while also introducing new shades. This will create contrast and a hint of visual intrigue. 


You can also experiment with different sizes and arrangements, such as mixing and matching artworks of varying scales, to add dimension to your walls and create a dynamic display. Also don't be afraid to mix and match different art styles and mediums for an eclectic, yet cohesive look. Pair abstract paintings with vintage photographs, or combine botanical prints with geometric patterns for interesting combinations that aren’t one-note. 


2) Freshen Up the Walls with Paint or Wallpaper



If you’re willing to make a little effort to change things up, try painting your walls a different shade or covering them with new wallpaper. You may only need to redecorate one or two walls to achieve a striking “accent wall” effect and make a big impact on the dimensions of your home. Whether you opt to paint a wall in a vibrant hue that instantly grabs attention or use a textured wallpaper to add visual variety, the simple act of refreshing a wall or two can completely transform the look and feel of a room. 


When choosing paint colours or wallpaper textures, consider the mood you want to achieve. Warm tones like reds and oranges can add energy and vitality, which is good for areas like the kitchen and dining room. Cool tones like blues and greens, on the other hand, can engineer a calming and serene atmosphere that also inspires creativity. That kind of colour scheme might be ideal for your living room or your bedroom. Try using different painting techniques, such as colour blocking or ombre effects, to add visual interest and dimension to your walls. 


Another thing you can do is to use removable wallpaper in a colour or design that interests you. This way, it won’t be hard to play around with different textures and patterns and easily replace them whenever you feel like updating your home’s interior design.


3) Incorporate Throw Pillows and Blankets



Who says that you’re only limited to your walls when it comes to adding bold colours and textures to your home design? Some well-chosen throw cushions and blankets may also do the trick. They can be easily swapped out or layered to reflect changing seasons or personal preferences, allowing you to experiment with different combinations in an instant. 


Mix and match cushions and throws in complementary or contrasting colours and in varying textures like velvet, faux fur, or woven textiles. These will add tactile as well as visual appeal to your design scheme.


4) Make Use of a Statement Area Rug



In the same vein, you can add a pop of texture or colour to your floor and define different zones in a room with the simple addition of a statement rug. The right rug can tie together disparate elements of your décor and bring visitors’ eye nearer to the intended focal point, like the couch and coffee table. See for yourself the effect that an elegant Persian rug or a plush shag rug will have once you’ve positioned it properly.


Before you purchase a new rug, consider the size and shape of your room, as well as your existing colour scheme and décor style. This way, you’ll have a good idea of which type of rug will be the best match. Once you’ve selected your rug, experiment with different placements to determine the best layout. A rug placed under the coffee table can anchor the seating area and make the entertaining area the centrepiece of the room, while a runner rug can add a welcoming vibe to an otherwise empty-looking hallway or entryway.


5) Add Window Treatments



Lastly, you can also invest in window treatments to enhance the aesthetic appeal of your home while also adding warmth and privacy to your living spaces. To make the most of these window enhancements, consider the mood and atmosphere you want to create in each room so that you know which treatment to place. Light, airy curtains in sheer fabrics can result in a soft, romantic ambience, while heavy curtains in rich colours can add drama and sophistication. 


Pay attention to the hardware and accessories used to hang your window treatments. Choose decorative curtain rods, finials, and tiebacks that complement your décor style and upgrade your windows to look a little more special. 


Finally, layer curtains over blinds or shades to add depth and dimension to your window. You can also opt for patterned curtains and pair them with solid blinds for a view that’s both classic and contemporary.


As proven by these tips from DROOL, it may not be as hard as you think to infuse your home with bolder colours and textures and give it the update it needs. Even if there are so many hues, textures, and patterns to choose from, just remember not to lose sight of your personal vision and to add any new decorative elements, like unique art prints, with purpose. 

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