A guest post from Katie, The Home Style Counsellor showing you how to include colour to your house.
Whether you pick block colour, cool wallpaper or include a pop of colour with some new cushions there are many ways to present colour to your home in a budget-friendly way.
In current years weve tended to favour painting our homes in white or grey, now theres absolutely nothing wrong with that, Im a fan of fresh white walls and the bedroom in my old house had a dark grey wall but colour is definitely making a return!
Lets talk paint
Include a declaration gallery wall.
You pick the paint product you require, such as their premium paint, bathroom paint even wood and metal paint. Valspar can match a whopping 2.2 million colours!
Ive just recently utilized this service myself for a stunning Farrow and Ball colour I discovered called Red Earth which costs ₤ 28 for a 0.75 l tin. I bought the Valspar colour match variation for ₤ 16 for a 1l tin and transformed our living-room by painting on our chimney breast.
Top pointer– ensure the product you would like colour matched is a strong colour, is at least 0.5 cm in diameter and avoid anything which is too shiny.
They use samples for just ₤ 3 so you can try prior to you buy AND they keep your bespoke colour on file up until you are ready to buy the paint.
If you would prefer to keep a room neutral, light, and fresh but wish to inject some colour then consider buying some fantastic devices.
Select a mixture of colourful prints and depending on the appearance you prefer choose either matching or contrasting frames. You can frame postcards, photos, childrens drawings, use colourful pages of old books or buy cost effective prints on places such as Etsy, some are as low as ₤ 2 each.
A wide variety of patterns are offered to suit all tastes.
If you dont want to dedicate to colour by painting a room then a peel and stick removable wallpaper might be a better choice for you– the wallpapers are self-adhesive, repositionable, and completely detachable!
You can cover entire walls with it or utilize it for smaller sized areas such as an understairs cabinet or to revamp the within a bookcase.
Leading idea– this wallpaper is not advised for use on textured walls as adhesion can be poor.
Merely find the colour you like, this can be another brand name of paint (choose up the little cardboard example in the colour you like), a piece of wallpaper, even your preferred flower, take it into the store and let the colour matching team work their magic.
To prevent the requirement for drilling holes into your walls use command strips to hang photos.
Leading pointers – I recently framed offcuts of wallpaper samples which I got for ₤ 1 and I purchased an 8 pack of black frames in Matalan for ₤ 16!
Check out spoonflower.com or wallpaper-UK where rates start from approximately ₤ 20 a roll. Wayfair also offers a large range including peel and stick borders, best to include non-permanent colour to a kids bedroom.
If you find a colour you like, but its a brand name you cant afford then think about colour matching– this is an excellent service thats offered at high street providers such as Homebase (Dulux paint) and B&Q (Valspar paint).
There is a big variety of paints available on the marketplace from matte to satin to environment-friendly and rates can differ from ₤ 10 to ₤ 80 a tin.
Dress to impress
Another affordable and simple way that you can add colour to a space is by painting furniture. I can recommend Wilko furnishings and cabinet paint and at ₤ 10 for a 750ml tin of paint, its great to offer an item a new lease of life and a fraction of the expense of replacing it!
Ive likewise utilized Al Fresco Frenchic paint and provided our front door a complete makeover, changing it from brilliant red to grey at the expense of less than ₤ 16– its environmentally friendly, water resistant, resilient, weatherproof and UV resistant.
Colour and texture are necessary in a room, they add depth and interest. Cushions that are tufted, tasselled or macramé immediately include a level of information. Deep pile, extremely soft rugs in a primary colour can break up a plain carpet or wooden floor covering or pick a strong patterned carpet to take pride of place in the room. A gorgeous and brilliant throw hung over the arm of a couch or loosely huddled in a basket includes colour and cosiness.
Youll be amazed how vibrant new cushions, tosses and rugs can make a space look. High street stores such as Matalan, Wilkinson, Primark and B&M have some wonderful house decoration items at truly sensible rates. They even assist you out from a styling point of view by displaying products together which can help you envisage how items will look.
Keep walls plain and add colour and drama through voiles or drapes– take it one action further and hang 2 various colours curtains to make a genuine declaration, you can acquire single curtains from places like Amazon– I suggest sticking to the same colour scheme for a quite, appealing appearance however if you desire to go big and vibrant select 2 contrasting colours and match them to cushions for a real wow factor.
Leading idea– Always sand the item down and clean it with sugar soap prior to painting. Guarantee you read the instructions on the paint to allow time for each coat of paint to dry before applying the next.
Top tip – Check out TK Maxx for reasonably priced throws beginning with ₤ 16.99. I purchased a charming chenille patterned include soft mustard for simply ₤ 19.99.
Has this inspired you to include colour to your home?
Another easy and affordable way that you can add colour to a space is by painting furnishings. I can advise Wilko furniture and cupboard paint and at ₤ 10 for a 750ml tin of paint, its great to provide a product a new lease of life and a portion of the cost of replacing it!
Colour and texture are essential in a space, they add depth and interest. Deep pile, incredibly soft carpets in a main colour can break up a plain carpet or wooden floor covering or choose a vibrant patterned carpet to take pride of location in the room. A beautiful and intense toss hung over the arm of a sofa or loosely curled up in a basket includes colour and cosiness.