Decorating your house can be the most tiresome yet the most exciting thing to do. While we agree on the part that, the whole process can feel a bit intimidating and overwhelming, but the finished product is always worth all the efforts and your time that you put into decorating your house. The easiest way to add some life, cheeriness and happy vibe in your space is by adding colors. And choosing between the whole different options is quite similar to choosing between the whole set of decor options available in the market, meaning that choosing colors for your home is also no piece of cake. It requires lots of contemplations and considerations so that all the things work favorably for your house. We usually spend hours and hours collecting all the images and inspo we can get via Pinterest but even after that, we often end up getting confused with our options. Well, that shouldn’t happen as long as you know what you really want and how you want your space to appear.
To help you feel more confident about the color you will be choosing for your home, we have made a list of some do’s and don’ts that will make it easier for you to decorate your house with color.
Experiment with bold colors
If you love bold colors then there’s nothing that should be stopping you from incorporating such accents inside your home. No matter whether it’s a dark orange color that you dearly love or it’s deep red, you will always find a way to incorporate such bold colors into your home interior. If you are hanging a floral patterned curtain into your living room or bedroom, then you can paint the room in colors complementing the color palette of curtains. Color painting an accent wall in a bold color is also a great way to spice things up in your room or you can always choose to paint a piece of furniture in that particular shade.
Strike a balance with existing colors in the room
When incorporating new colors to a room that is yet to be decorated or is completely devoid of any furnishing and other accents, then you must definitely take all the colors into consideration that already exists in the room. And that may include windows, ceiling, cabinets, flooring, counters and even the colors that can be seen from the window. Yes, this is how it works. You will have to be really careful of what all colors you are putting into the room or else the final product will turn out to be a complete failure thanks to the wrong choice of the color scheme.
Use samples when deciding on the color
It is probably the most important DO that you must follow while looking for color options for your home. Before you make the final purchase, do use the sample to see if it will work nicely for the overall appearance of your home. If you are planning to decide on color by just looking at it online then it’s only going to be as accurate your computer shows it to you and as for paint or home improvement stores, the way the color looks in real may get influenced because of the lighting in the store. Even taping the paint stripes on your wall isn’t going to precisely tell how the paint would look on the wall. The only way to be assured is by properly sampling paint; which is the most important and effective way of choosing the right color for your home.
Let go of the mainstream approach
If you have ever dealt with decorating a small space then you must definitely have many people advising you that you should always paint the room in a light color to keep it looking spacious and larger than it actually is. While this advice is great and all but this is probably not the best advice you can get. There’s so much more that you can do with small spaces, and instead of going the conventional way you can actually work on making that space look wonderful and amazing. For instance, by painting the room in a dark color and its trim in light shade, you can give the space a very stylish appearance.