11 Ways To Add Color To Your Living Room

Want to brighten up the look of your living room, without having to invest much time or money on an entire makeover?

You’ve come to the right place. Here are 11 quick ways to add color to your living room that don’t involve a big investment!

1. Paint An Accent Wall

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You can create a colorful focal point in your living room just by painting one wall in a bright color. To make sure you don’t go overboard, choose a niche or a smaller wall to use the color on. You can pick a bright shade from a fabric used in the room, or go for a tone, a couple of shades darker than the other walls.

2. Don’t Ignore the Ceiling

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Surprise your guests by painting the ceiling of your neutral colored living room in a bright color and scatter small accents throughout the room in the same color to tie the look together.

3. Scatter Some Pillows Around

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Nothing adds a splash of color as quickly or as inexpensively as colorful throw pillows scattered on your furniture. Remember to use solid colors if your sofa or chair is floral and patterned ones for furniture in solid colors.

4. Add Some Greenery

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Even if you can’t boast of a green thumb, adding plants to your living room will lend it not just color, but also freshness and personality. Just stick to ones that don’t require too much maintenance.

5. Get A Colorful Lamp

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Add a point of interest to your living room by choosing a colorful lampshade (or two), ensuring you pick a color from the accents that you’ve decided to use in the entire setting.

6. Add A Bright Trim To Dull Curtains

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You can crisp-up the edges of your existing curtains with a 2-4 inch border, in a nice, expensive fabric, and spruce up the look of your living room without having to invest in new curtains!

7. Get A Colorful Throw Rug

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A cheerful throw rug, placed under the coffee table, whether it is on your floor or an existing neutral carpet, can add a pop of color to your living room. You can choose one in a contrasting color or in a shade from the color palette that you’ve used in the room and look for a rug that ties beautifully into the theme of your décor.

8. Add Fresh Color To A Chair Cushion

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Reupholstering the seat cushion on an old chair that you have, in a bright shade, despite the small area that it involves, can add fresh life to a dull corner of your living room. Hard to believe? Try it!

9. Frame A Large Piece Of Wallpaper

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You can add a splash of color to your living room by having a large piece of wallpaper panel framed. This can be a great way to get the expensive look of a wallpaper without the commitment it involves or the hassle that removing it brings.

10. Bring A Bookshelf To Life

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Painting the back of a bookshelf can give it a great touch of color, create visual interest and make the objects on the shelves pop out. You can make things even more interesting by deciding to paint the frame and the outside of the shelf in one color and give the inside and the back of the shelves a contrasting shade.

11. Refresh Old Furniture With A Coat Of Paint

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If you have an old piece of furniture lying unused, try giving it a new lease on life by coating it with two layers of paint in a bright color of your choice, and see the piece making magic in your living room!