How To Spice Up Your Colour Decor Scheme

How To Make A Stunning Colour Decor Scheme

Most people are drawn to specific colour decor, which they then use to decorate their homes. However, if your home looks a bit bland, you can consider adding some new colours to the mix. This can be daunting, but there are a few easy ways to spice up your colour scheme without making significant changes. This post will share tips and tricks for using colour in your home. So read on for inspiration!

What is a Colour Scheme?

Colour Decor In A Living Room
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A colour scheme is a combination of colours used in a design. Colour decor schemes use different shades and tints of the same colour and are created using contrasting colours. The most important thing to consider when choosing a colour palette is how the colours will work together.

For example, some colours can make a space feel smaller or more cramped, while others can make a room feel larger and more open. It’s also important to consider the mood or feeling you want to create with your colour combinations. For example, warm colours like red and yellow create an energetic or exciting sense, while cool colours like blue and green create a calming or relaxing feeling in your interior design.

10 Ideas To Spice Up Your Colour Decor Scheme

If you’re bored of your home’s current colour decor scheme, don’t worry, you’re not alone. There are so many small and creative ways to use colour to refresh your space that it almost feels like an entire redo. Continue reading for our 10 favourite colour-based ways to revitalise a living room.

  1. Paint one wall
  2. Toss in a few pillows
  3. Bring mother nature indoors
  4. Light up a new lamp
  5. Spread colour underfoot
  6. Freshen the cushions
  7. Reflect light and colour
  8. Bring in bold art
  9. Paint a bookcase
  10. Throw on the colour
How To Spice Up Your Colour Decor Scheme

Lets Take A Closer Look at the Steps for Colour Decor Scheme in More Details

Paint One Wall

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Photo from melanie jade design

Make an accent wall in your living area with a coat of paint, or add a splash of colour decor. Look for a nook to add colour, or select a larger wall that will draw attention. Choose a bright, contrasting hue from a living room cloth. Alternatively, for a subtle accent, paint the wall in the same colour palette as the rest of your walls, but a tone darker.

Toss in a Few Pillows

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Add bursts of colour decor with strategically placed and well-chosen throw pillows. Choose solids for floral furnishings, patterned pillows for solid pieces, or a combination of patterns for a dazzling array of colours. You can also opt for a desi boho look with ethnic printed colourful cushions with pom poms. Experiment with different patterns and add a solid to soften the look of your master bedroom.

Bring Mother Nature Indoors

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Nature has the most beautiful colour decor to complement your decorating ideas. Choose greenery that can thrive in low-lighting environments. You can use plants such as cactus and succulents as they require low maintenance. If you want to bring some aesthetics to your space, go for plants like nerve plants, croton, calathea or silver vase plants.

Light Up a New Lamp

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Choose a new lamp that has been revamped, or simply update a shade that adds colour and essence to a living room. Add a pair of lamps flanking a piece of art or furniture for noticeable pops of colour. Make your own lamp by upcycling items or salvaging pieces into fixtures that add a new charm to your home.

Spread Colour Underfoot

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An area rug softens and warms up a space. A vibrant area rug strategically placed in front of a chair or beneath a coffee table, on the other hand, adds colour and texture to a bedroom design. Layer a contrasting-coloured area rug on your carpet or over the hardwood flooring. If you have a neutral-coloured bedroom wall, use a custom striped rug design to add colours.

Freshen the Cushions

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Reupholstering a chair cushion is simpler than you think. Even changing out a single cushion can make a big difference in your living room. You can update a small side chair by using bold colours or patterns. A plain beige sofa would look lovely with bright printed cushions in magenta or pink.

Reflect Light and Colour

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If you have an empty wall in your bedroom, try filling it by hanging a big mirror on that bare and uninteresting wall. Select a mirror with an artistic frame. You can also add interest to your space by incorporating light and colour into your decor scheme. Add bright coloured graffitis, murals or pop arts to your wall to create a mood or atmosphere in a room.

Bring in Bold Art

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One large and colourful piece of art introduces hues and shapes to a living space. A collection of framed photos with colourful matting and bright frames can achieve the same effect. Use bold wall art like canvas prints, framed prints and posters to create a dramatic effect in your space.

Paint a Bookcase

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Make a plain bookcase into a work of art by painting it. There are several approaches to painting a bookcase. To add dimension to the piece and your room, paint each shelf a different colour, paint the interior and exterior two contrasting colours. Use books with bright covers and decorative items to add another level of colour to your bookcase.

Throw on the Colour

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Quilts, throws, and blankets are no longer just for bedrooms. When draped over the back or arm of a neutral sofa or chair in the living room, a soft handmade quilt or oversized faux fur throw or blanket adds depth, colour, and cosy comfort. Choose a bold colour contrasting with other items in the room for this must-have living room accessory.


Are you looking for a way to add some life to your home decor? A new colour scheme could be just what you need. By using complementary or opposite colours on the colour wheel, you can create an interesting and visually pleasing contrast in your home. We’ve given you a few ideas to get started, but feel free to experiment with different combinations until you find the perfect look for your space. Are you looking for a new colour scheme to try in your home? Check our article on exciting bedroom colour scheme ideas!