Renovating a room is a lot of work. Painting is tedious, messy, and time-consuming if you do it yourself. If you choose to hire a contractor, that can be expensive. The worst part is, once you start, it is on there. If you do not like the color, you will need to start over completely. The paint is not easily changeable either. Luckily, there are alternatives to spice up the color of a room that avoid paint. Here are seven ways to do so:
- Wall Decor
Wall decor is a great way to revamp boring-colored walls. You can find a large selection at your local retail stores. You can buy large paintings or tapestries that will take up a lot of the wall space. Temporary wallpaper is also growing in popularity and is a great alternative to paint. Wall decor becomes a show stopper in a room and can pull the attention away from the color of the wall.
With plain-colored walls comes the opportunity for an exciting bed display. There are thousands of comforters and duvets to choose from that can brighten up a room. You also can add many statement pillows in different patterns and designs. Throw blankets are another great way to add a different color.
- Table Accents
Vases, fake flowers, picture frames, and other nicknacks can pull an entire room together. If you find accents that blend with your wall decor and bedding, the room will have the right flow. These can easily be swapped in and out for different colors/themes.
Area rugs in bright colors and fun patterns instantly draw attention. The rugs’ colors can play off the neutrals of the walls and add a new dimension to the room. Opting for hardwood floors is a good way to go because you will not be pressured to choose a single carpet color.
- Window Treatments
Add a pop of color with the curtains hung in the room. The curtains also can determine how much or how little light is coming through, which can instantly change the look of a room. Curtains allow you to get creative with color.
People tend to be hesitant about choosing furniture that is brightly colored. It can be a little daunting to pick out a hot pink couch and hope it will look good in your living room. It is best to start with a small armchair or ottoman. Having a pop of colorful furniture will liven up the place.
- Plants and Flowers
A little greenery can go a long way. A vase of fresh flowers or a potted plant can make a large impact on a home. Plants are welcoming and comforting while adding something new to the color scheme.
These are easy ways to change things up in your home. You do not need gallons of paint to change the look and feel. These tips are especially helpful if you are planning to sell your home. Do not waste your time painting when you can stage your house with these items to appeal to potential buyers.