Whether you live in a rented home and aren’t able to change the decor or are selling your house soon and want to keep it neutral, or maybe you just love the way neutral decor looks you can make a room look great with a few simple additions without the need for costly redecorating.
When it comes to decor, you can’t go far wrong with a neutral colour palette. It’s clean and simple, makes the spaces look larger and is completely inoffensive. However, it can be a little boring and it’s easy for a neutral home to look a little stark and simplistic. If you want to add personality and uniqueness to your home without touching the decor, here are a few things to try!
Choose an Accent Colour
Just because your decor is neutral it doesn’t mean you can’t introduce colour. Quite the opposite, in fact, neutrals go with just about any colour so why not bring some in with your soft furnishings? Grey walls look nice with blush pink or black for contrast, cream looks great with red, navy or chocolate brown and white goes with just about anything. Cushions, throws, rugs, lamps, flowers are all great inexpensive additions. An accent colour can bring colour and interest into the room without the need to change the decor at all.
Add Art To The Walls
You don’t have to add wallpaper or paint to the walls to liven up the look of a room. Some nicely placed pieces of art can bring in personality and interest. You could go to a gallery and pick out a piece you love by an artist alternatively you could browse the high street for canvases and wall art. You could even frame your posters and turn them into works of art! Another option would be to create a gallery wall. Here you can display lots of your favourite pieces together and make a real statement in the room. Perfect if everywhere else is kept quite plain as it will really draw the eye in and create an interesting focal point.
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Choose Interesting Furniture
If you’re going to keep the decor neutral, it means you can have a little more fun when it comes to the furniture. How about going for a statement piece. For example, if you have a classic leather sofa you could team it up with a bold armchair. It could be an unusual coffee table, or you could even upcycle a piece and have something completely unique. You can find solid wood furniture in junk shops and on Craigslist, a coat of paint and some new handles can bring pieces up to date and give you a cool item of furniture for your home.
Go With Cool Looking Lighting
A statement light fitting is another way you can personalise and add interest to your home without redecorating and is ideal if you want to keep it neutral and not add any colour. A chandelier, a cool rustic piece with exposed bulbs or some unusual looking lamps are all ways you can bring in your personal style.
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What would you add to enhance the look your home without having to pick up a paintbrush?
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