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9 Ways to Update Your Home Using Colour

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1. New Curtains & Soft Furnishings

Adding a few bright cushions or other soft furnishings can really lift your décor. Changing these with the seasons is a nice touch. Or try a new doona cover for a bedroom; a rug in the living room. Changing your curtains and blinds can really update your home.

2. Painting

A fresh coat of paint will enliven your home. For a real change try a bold feature wall or front door. And remember that paint can always be changed if you decide it’s not for you.

3. Wallpaper

Wallpaper has made a massive comeback in the past few years, and rightly so. There are so many options out there now, from monochrome to bold or something more subtle. Wallpaper is a particularly lovely option for children’s rooms.

4. Artworks

Adding a new painting is a great way to get inspiration for a space. While an artwork can be expensive, there a many cheaper options, including prints, wall decals or even homemade options. Framing photographs is a nice way to add a personal touch.

5. Appliances

Kitchen appliances used to be limited to white or stainless steel, but now there are many brightly coloured items on the market. The most obvious are fridges, with new SMEG ones in different colours and patterns being released all the time. But even ovens are now available in stylish retro colours.

6. Bathrooms

Livening up white or neutral bathrooms is easy to do with coloured towels and bath mats. For an even bigger change think about renovating using coloured tiles or bold shaped tiles as a feature wall.

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7. Plants and Flowers

Looking out through large or strategically placed windows to see well-tended gardens is a great way to bring greenery to your home. Or consider adding indoor pot plants – even a well-placed vase of flowers can introduce a wow-factor.

8. Kitchens

If you are renovating your kitchen, you could use a coloured splashback. There are so many great looking tiles on the market, or for a modern look try a glass splashback.

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 9. Floors

Always consider the floors when you decorate, they are one of the most dominant colour surfaces in a room. Depending on the floor type if might be worth considering ripping up old flooring to see what lies underneath.  You might be lucky enough to find old timber floorboards that you can sand and polish. There are so many wonderful flooring options available, vinyl planks and floating timber flooring are very popular choices and come in a huge colour range.  A change of carpet can also make a big difference if it’s time to update.internal-renovation-lornfacebook icon

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May 20, 2016 |

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