Weekly link-round up: Adding vibrancy to your home in unusual ways

What’s the easiest way to add a touch of vibrancy to your home? Get the paint brush out.

As it turns out, this is far too obvious for some people and on occasions, it doesn’t go far enough.

This is where today’s link collection has come from. Here are a selection of links that show how you can add flashes of color to your home, without the classic 5 liters of paint.

“Never neglect the floor”

This first link arrives courtesy of House Beautiful. When it comes to color, many of us think of the obvious and what we can do to the walls. As it turns out, you might be standing on a far better solution.

Granted, painted floors can be a little too ‘out there’ for most homeowners, but nothing should stop you from considering a rug. This link shows exactly how you should choose one of the many types of rugs that are nowadays available.

Link: https://www.housebeautiful.com/uk/decorate/floors/a3232/choosing-styling-rug-at-home/ 

“Flowers can be the perfect, vibrant accessory”

Next on the list is Avas Flowers. Avas Flowers are something of a renowned name in the world of floral design and the links on the page below will showcase some of their best efforts on how a dull room can become quite the opposite.

Even if your walls are neutral, and your carpet is the classic beige, a few of these bouquets will do wonders and add that excitement that your home is craving.

Link: https://www.instagram.com/avasflowers/ 

“Sometimes, it’s all about being shrewd with mirrors”

Anyone who has studied the ins and outs of home design will know all about the tips and tricks that are possible with mirrors. Quite often, they are used in those smaller spaces to make them at least appear that little bit larger, while some people will also use them to reflect natural light around a room.

For the purposes of today, this link is all about reflecting color around a room. Granted, the title might suggest it’s about making it “bigger and brighter” but in truth, the same rules apply. If you place a mirror opposite a colorful element of your room, you’ll see the effects ripple. The bigger the item, the more impactful the effect – but making mirrors a focal point of your color strategy can reap many homeowners monumental rewards.

Link: https://www.countryliving.com/uk/homes-interiors/interiors/how-to/a854/how-to-use-mirrors-to-make-home-bigger-brighter/ 

“Work some magic with your big furniture pieces”

This final link takes a look at bookcases. However, before we progress, we should add the caveat that these tricks can be implemented on any major furniture pieces. The point we’re trying to make here is that there are all sorts of decoration techniques you can apply with bookcases and similar items – all of which can bring a whirlwind of color to the table.

The Spruce summarize some of these makeovers in an easy-to-digest format below, some which involve painting the bookcase itself, others focused about painting the bookcase surroundings and then there are the ideas that fall somewhere in-between. It’s well worthy of a read.

Link: https://www.thespruce.com/diy-bookcase-makeovers-4105281

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