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7 Smart Ways To Add Color Without Painting

The easiest way to redecorate is with paint, but picking the perfect color, moving furniture, priming and painting all take considerable time and effort. If you want to change the look of a room but aren’t ready to break out the paint cans and roller brushes, just incorporate splashes of color in different ways.

Tip: These ideas can also work great for people who rent or otherwise can’t paint the walls.

1. PILLOWS

If you have a dark room, add a few bright-colored throw pillows to accent your furniture.

2. WINDOW TREATMENTS

Many window treatments are available only in basic and uninspiring colors. Spice things up by changing out your current window treatments with a colorful version.

Tip: For a quick, inexpensive fix, buy a decorative curtain rod and simply drape a bold-colored piece of fabric over it. You may be surprised at just how stunning this simple approach can look.

Tip: To maximize on color and design opportunities, use doilies in a variety of sizes, designs, styles and colors.

3. FLOWERS

Group your favorite spring flowers, or scatter single stems, in bud vases around the room to infuse a little freshness and a dash of color into your space. Just remember to dispose of them when the color fades.

4. ARTWORK

Whether you buy it from a gallery or it’s a collage of your children’s drawings, artwork adds something special to your space. Pick a piece that showcases intense colors but also works well with the existing pieces in your room.

5. BOOKSHELVES

Bookshelves aren’t just for books. Incorporate some freestanding bookshelves and use them to display a colorful collection of pottery, figurines or glassware.

6. RUGS

If you’ve always had the same area rugs, now is the time to switch it up! Replace those worn rugs with newer ones in vivid patterns. Or try affixing a colorful rug on your wall to serve as a stunning tapestry.

7. SLIPCOVERS

Buy a couch slipcover for every season, and change it out as desired. Try light, airy colors such as light blue, yellow, white, or green for the spring and summer months and deep, rich colors such as purple, gold, red or navy for autumn and winter. You can also try the same with duvet covers for your bedroom.

We’ve partnered with Homemadesimple.com, a Procter & Gamble brand, to bring you some of our favorite home and beauty tips, advice and expertise.  Today we’ve consulted them to get their take on how to spruce up your home without painting.

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