Adding Color To Rooms, On a Budget

June 17, 2013 | By

It’s easy to add color to your rooms, even when you don’t have a lot of money. You can spruce up any room at a low cost. There are many things you can do without having to spend a lot of money. Many of the items you can purchase to liven up a room include paint, paintings, pillows, and rugs.

White walls can be very boring in a new apartment or home. You might not have a lot of money to spend for decorating or design but you need to do something.

Painting the walls can make a really big difference in a room. Some people favor sponge painting because it looks as if the paint changes the texture in the walls.

However, finding the right paint can create a mood in the room you are looking for that is pleasurable and calming. There is a trend nowadays towards dark room colors, but be careful there. Dark wall colors can darken a room too much. Before choosing a dark or darkish color, ask yourself if you have enough natural light coming in. Do you want to have to keep lamps or lights on all the time? Many of the sample photos you see in the paint department of your home improvement store having been shot with extra studio lighting, or at least with tracking lighting installed in the sample rooms. Watch for that! And, whether you choose light, medium, or darker colors, be sure to vary it a little bit to create the illusion of depth. Recessed areas can be a darker shade to add more depth and feeling.

Adding a painting to a wall makes a statement. You can find cheap artwork for your wall that you enjoy and it will say something about you. Some people like to add a painting to a wall to create a focal point in a room and it does work well. It will surprise you the difference a picture or a painting will make in a room.

Adding a colorful rug to a drab room will make an amazing difference with the look and feel. A rug can brighten up and make the room look brand new.

Depending on the style of your furniture, you might consider an area rug as your center point in the room. You will be surprised with the difference you can make by laying out an area rug.

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