So, where can you work in accents or colour highlights to a room? Think it’s hard? It couldn’t be further from the truth. Here are 8 ways I can show you how.
Skirting and Trim
Trim is far too often overlooked when it comes to decoration, with many people simply leaving them unpainted or opting for an unassuming colour. However, when carefully painted, skirting is a fantastic way to accentuate a feature wall or contrast the brightness (or darkness) of a wall.
Be careful to choose a milder colour, though! Anything too vibrant or dark is likely to be swallowed or overwhelmed by the floor and the walls themselves.
It’s important to think about how your furniture contributes to the colour scheme of a chosen room. It may be tempting to keep your furniture to a singular colour, or to opt for the dominant shade in the room, but using an accent colour can create a real visual statement. Try using a particular piece of furniture, like an armchair, to break the flow of colour in your room.
Rugs have been used for centuries to add a bit of colour to dull environments, so why not use them to contrast or highlight the colours in your rooms? Take a little care when choosing the colour of your rug, though. You want to make sure that it is adding to your room’s overall design and not overwhelming any of the other elements.
Pillows and Blankets
Perfect for adding pop colours, pillows and blankets can be used to draw the eye and interrupt the solid, uniform colours of some furniture. Some brightly colour cushions or a throw on a dark sofa can make all the difference.
Another feature that many people seem to paint white and forget about. Radiators can also be used to contribute towards the look of a room, rather than simply being hidden from view. Stylish or cast metal radiators like those found
It’s not uncommon to see window frames used as a highlight or accent on the outside of buildings. Still, it is less common inside, where many people simply paint them the same colour as their walls. Window frames are a great
Good placement of plants and flowers can really help make a room feel alive and bring a little more natural colour. They are well suited to both breaking up an intense colour scheme or adding a bit of pop to a minimalist design.
If you don’t exactly have a green thumb, there are also loads of great quality fake plants out there. With a little bit of clever placement, no one will be able to tell the difference.
Last but certainly not least, choosing an accent wall is a tried and tested way to improve the visual appearance of a room and solidify a style. In principle, accent walls encourage the use of milder design elements on all other walls and choosing a single wall to make the feature of your room.
There are lots of different options to choose from when it comes to creating an accent wall, from making use of texture, striking colours, furniture and decorations. Wallpaper has even made a return in that field, with a huge range of designs that can easily be applied to the wall.
Now get to decorating!
I hope you found these tips to offer a little inspiration for your walls. As always, you can get expert advice in our