Using Colour to Transform the Aesthetics of Your Home

Our homes are our havens and comfort zones. But every now and then each of us has had the thought – ‘I’m bored now, maybe I should change things up!’ You may not have the budget to buy new furniture, but with our tips and some working knowledge of colour psychology, you can transform your home through colour.

  1. Do not be afraid of using bold colours. Add them to a cushion or vase to accentuate your favourite corners of the house.
  2. Follow colour trends that are announced annually by the paint industry. Find a colour or palette that you like and incorporate it into your living space.
  3. Use a monochromatic colour palette to create a relaxing space instantly. Use one particular colour as the base and include lighter and darker shades of the same colour to tone it down.
  4. The blue and white colour combination is a classic and can add a polished, yet casual look to your room. If you do not want to paint, you can add accessories or centrepieces in this colour scheme.
  5. Painting things white, especially furniture, can modernise any room instantly. A great idea here is to transform older, antique pieces of furniture into contemporary ones just by painting them white.
  6. While using patterns in any room, dial down the colour so everything is not too loud and chaotic.
  7. Finally, if you are not used to using bright and bold colours in your home, begin small. Transform key accessories around the room such as cushions, lampshades and curtains according to your mood.

Now that you have the knowledge, it is time to shop! Head to gumtree.co.za or your Gumtree app (click for Apple & Android).

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