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Interior Design Colour: Top 10 Ways to Decorate Your Home with Colour

Updated: Jan 22

The power of colour in transforming spaces is undeniable. Whether it's a splash of vibrant hue or a subtle pastel shade, the right colour can breathe life into any room. In this guide, we'll explore the top 10 ways to infuse colour into your home, making it a true reflection of your personality.

an brightly coloured orange room

Understanding Interior Design Colour

Before diving into our top 10, it's essential to grasp the basics of colour in design. It's not just about aesthetics; it's about setting the mood, evoking emotions, and creating harmony.

The 60-30-10 Rule: This principle suggests using 60% of a dominant colour, 30% of a secondary colour, and 10% for accents. It's a guideline to achieve balanced and visually appealing decor.

a bright blue living room with pale pink chair

Decorating with Colour: Top 10 Tips

a multicoloured giant bear sculpture

1.Giant Bear Sculptures

Add a unique touch with a Giant Bears sculpture. Not only do they serve as conversation starters, but their vibrant colours can also invigorate any space, making it lively and dynamic. Head over to our store to browse through the huge array of colours we have available, you're sure to find the perfect match to your compliment your home.

a bold blue feature wall in a living room

2.Bold Feature Walls

When decorating with colour, instead of painting the entire room, opt for a single vibrant feature wall. It becomes the focal point and adds depth. Dulux UK has a great colour palette to choose from.

a multicoloured cushion on a wooden chair

3.Use Accessories to Accentuate Decorating with Colour.

Cushion, throws, and rugs in varying bright colours can instantly uplift a space. They're also easy to swap out as your preferences evolve, or as the seasons change. Take a look at some of fantastic ones on offer online such as these Cushions from Etsy.

a bright orange sofa against a grey wall

4.Statement Furniture

A brightly coloured sofa or a set of vibrant chairs can become the centrepiece of a room. How about this bright orange sofa from Furniture 123? You will find endless inspiration online, when you're buying furniture on the web don't forget to check out the reviews and make sure you can (if possible) head over to a store and try out sitting on the sofa before you purchase, there is nothing worse then expecting a soft comfy sofa and ending up with a firm ridged one!

a canvas with abstract bright coloured paint

5.Artistic Displays

Art pieces, especially those with a burst of colour, can transform walls and set the tone for the room. Artze has some fantastic pieces which are sure to add a 'Pop' of colour wherever you need. Abstract art is a great way to express yourself and create your own pieces too, don't be afraid to grab a canvas and try out creating your own masterpieces!

a grey living room with bright multicoloured curtains

6.Patterned Curtains and Drapes

Some beautifully bright patterned curtains and drapes can introduce colour and pattern, framing windows beautifully. 247 Curtains have custom made to measure designs to suit all tastes!

Mexican style multicoloured bright tiles

7.Decorative Tiles

Decorative Tiles such as these Mexican Inspired ones from Etsy, can be used in kitchens and bathrooms create captivating backsplashes or feature walls. Whether you stick to a theme or go random, they are sure to brighten up any plain white wall and are a great way to decorate with colour.

6 coloured plant pots with smiley faces on

8.Plants and Colourful Pots:

These "Hettie" Plant Pots from Etsy are fantastic for decorating with colour in your home, as well as giving your guests something to talk about.Greenery brings life to a room, and when paired with colourful pots, they add a cheerful touch. Try experimenting with different sized pots too.

a bright and colourful pom pom light fitting

9.Lighting with Coloured Shades

Lamps with colourful shades can cast a warm, tinted glow, enhancing the room's ambience.Whether you need table lampshades, floor lamps, ceiling lights or anything in between, Dunelm has an excellent range of light shades and fittings, suitable for all budgets and tastes! Check out this Pom Pom Easy Fit Pendant Light Fitting.

a furniture knob with  red, yellow and green colours

10.DIY Painted Furniture

A great way of decorating with colour is by Up-cycling old furniture with a fresh coat of paint, giving it a new lease of life. You can also try adding new furniture knobs to completely change the look of an old piece, Knobbles and Bobbles has an excellent selection to choose from online.

Applying Interior Design Colour into Neutral Spaces

For homes with a neutral palette, introducing colour might seem challenging. However, with the right strategies, even the most muted spaces can burst with vibrancy:

a multicoloured chrome giant bear sculpture

Accessories are Key: From cushions to vases, colourful accessories can break the monotony.

Giant Bears to the Rescue: Incorporate a Giant Bears sculpture. Their vivid colours can serve as the perfect contrast in a neutral setting, adding an element of surprise and whimsy.

Wall Art: Even if you can't paint the walls, large art pieces can introduce the desired colour.

Decorating with colour is an exciting journey of self-expression. Whether you're a fan of bold shades or subtle tones, there's a palette waiting to transform your home. With these top 10 tips and the unique touch of Giant Bears, your space is set to be a colourful haven.



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