Home is where the heart is, and if it doesn’t reflect the things you love or your personality, then it can be easy to feel like you are not at home in your home. There are ways to improve your home and add color to your home that everyone can do; throwing cushions across your couch, laying down a statement rug and adding interesting art to your walls.

But whether you have bought a brand-spanking new Meriton apartment, have inherited a huge house in the country, or own your own sleek city apartment, color is an important part of making your space ooze of you. Here are some surprising ways to add a splash of color to your home.

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Paint the doors

If you have a white or cream room which needs a lift, why not paint the entry door a bright and outspoken color? Not only will this mean that if and when you do want to change things up, you won’t need to paint the whole room, but that it will be a talking point for any guests who come to visit.

Frame your rooms

Trying painting your skirting boards or dado rails with a rich color that brings the room together. Some people have decided to have some cheap skirting boards ready to test out different color schemes. These small areas of color which go all around the room will add a different dimension to a room that was previously drab.

Fringe materials

If you have spotted a material you love, but can’t afford to make curtains or recover your furniture with it, buy enough so that you can fringe and accent anything you want. Add to the bottom of curtains or around the edges of cushions for a classy and sophisticated look, while adding some personality to a room. This idea was inspired by a conversation I had just the other day. One of my friends who lives in Texas recently had some new windows fitted and so she decided to fringe her existing curtains. Her old windows were well overdue a replacement and now thanks to her personalized curtains, her house looks so different! If you are looking for replacement windows in Texas, searching online for a replacement window company austin can help to point you in the right direction. Above all, not only do new windows look great, but they can also add value to your home.

Refurbish bookcases

Make your shelving a statement piece by painting the underside of the shelves a bright or contrasting color. You could also stick somthing like peel and stick mural wallpaper (if this is the design that goes with the aesthetic) to the back of bookshelves, which will freshen up a wall-space which is usually dark with books.

Turn to the ceiling

If you have high ceilings which cause your room to feel echoey and lofty, try painting your ceiling a deep blue, or stencil a pattern up there. This will bring your ceiling down to a height which is a bit more comfortable but also adds interest and color to a part of a room you wouldn’t usually expect to find it in.

Choose the unexpected

Some things come in standard colors – fridges, sinks, bathtubs – they are all the same and all quite boring! So why not opt for something which pops out from the norm? By picking a sink which is purple, blue or yellow against a traditional black and white bathroom, you are adding a fun element to your bathroom!

Don’t forget about the lights
Lighting fixtures usually come in brass or silver, and not much else. So try looking for some bright pendants or wires to hang your lighting from? If you can’t find what you are looking for, remember that you can paint anything, as long as you have the right type of paint.