Brighten up your home by using colourful décor smartly. Experts show you how

Hindustan Times Nov 14, 2017 05:55 am
Instantly spruce up your living room by adding colourful throw pillows.
Instantly spruce up your living room by adding colourful throw pillows. (Shutterstock)

Changing the look and feel of your home need not be an expensive, time-consuming affair. A simple change of soft furnishings or adding some wall arts can add colour to your home decor. Shreyasi Pathak, Stylist from Vajor, and Adetee Sawhaney, Principal Designer at Altus Interio, share some tips:

* Wall arts and photo frames: The simplest way to bring your bare walls to life is by adding colourful artwork and photographs. The embroidered wall arts will bring earthiness to your walls, whereas the photo frames will help you add a personal touch. Ideally, have a mix of both on one wall to create a statement look.

* Paint one wall: If you want an instant makeover, just paint one wall of your living room or any given space. This changes the focal point of the space without getting into a major decorating project. If your room has a niche, that too could be the perfect choice for extra colour. You can choose a bold, contrasting colour or a subtle tone darker than the tone of the other walls.

* Play with colourful soft furnishings: Nothing adds colour like soft furnishings -- cushions and throws --aesthetically placed on furniture. One could choose solid colours for a floral sofa or chair, or colourful, patterned cushions for a solid colour chair or sofa. These simple additions will make for a colourful change.

* Get artsy: A colourful piece of art placed in a living room not only adds a decorative touch, but also introduces colours and shapes you might not be able to use in a larger area.

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