Sometimes it is much easier to decorate a room in neutral colors so that the interior is exactly harmonious than using bright colors and overdoing it. However, pastel colors look dull and flat, so the ability to add bright accents is a must if you want your apartment to be not only cozy, but also stylish.
Decorating an accent window sill, choosing a colored grout, installing bright sockets - and these are not all the ways that you can use to make the interior pleasing to the eye. Such tricks will be ideal if you do not know how to choose harmonious combinations and are afraid to overdo it. Novate.ru talks in detail about each of the methods, and shares a few more life hacks, which are also worth taking note of.
Use colored grout
Tiles in bright colors, although they look very attractive, are not suitable for every interior. In addition, if you want to change it to something else, you will have to make a lot of effort and invest a large amount of financial resources. Many people solve the problem of lack of the desired color with the help of textiles, decorative elements or furniture. We offer a more elegant, stylish and original option: colored tile grout.
Such a solution will look very fresh, unusual and light. Grout will add zest to the interior, but at the same time will not strain and create an interior a la "pluck your eyes". And if the selected shade gets bored after a while, it will not be difficult to update the grout. In addition, this will be much easier to do than completely rearrange the tiles.
2. Paint the skirting board a bright color
If you have a small apartment and a colored floor will visually make it even smaller, then go the other way: use bright skirting boards. You can buy ready-made red, green or yellow products, or you can paint them yourself if you find a jar with bright paint in the pantry. This option will be ideal if the walls and floors are in a neutral shade, such as white or beige. And to make the composition a single one, match the color of the plinth to match the other elements present in the room: carpet, curtains, sofa, and so on.
3. Pick up a companion tile
Returning to the issue of tiles, we offer one more option. If the grouting technique seems unsuitable for you, and you are not ready to completely lay out the wall, floor or apron with bright tiles, pay attention to the following finishing method. Match the base tile in a neutral shade with a vibrant companion mosaic. For example, if the walls in the bathroom have a pale blue color scheme, add some deep blue tiles to the overall picture. They will not spoil the composition, they will not create an overkill effect, but they will attract attention to themselves.
4. Decorate an accent window sill
Using window sills as a flower stand is a serious interior crime. It is better to come up with something more original, for example, turn it into an accent in your interior. This can be done in one of several ways: paint it in a bright color, order a ready-made colored copy in a specialized store, use special overlays, decorate the windowsill with tiles or mosaics, paint using decoupage technique, use self-adhesive film, or put a soft mattress and several decorative pillows on top.
Please note: The latter option will be ideal if you have a wide enough window sill that can be used as a seating area. Place two shelves with books on the sides of the window, and as a result you will also get a mini-library.
5. Focus on fittings
The easiest and most affordable way to add color to your interior is to buy colored hardware. Bright handles for doors, drawers, cabinets and a number of other details will look beautiful, but not too intrusive. In addition, if you want to make changes to the interior and replace the fittings, then it will not be difficult to do this.
6. Select window slopes
Colored window frames are not very popular. Although they look very beautiful, designers are stopped by the fact that if the frames get bored, it will be very difficult to change them. We are not talking about the high price of such a procedure. Given this fact, we offer a simpler solution to the problem: paint the slopes with bright paint or paste over with accent wallpaper. This way you can quickly and easily refresh and highlight the window block. Such a solution looks original, neat and not striking, which is especially important if you do not like too bright details in the interior.
7. Paint the door trims
The situation is similar with doors. Buying bright copies is not profitable, since they will need to be changed every time you want to make repairs and re-glue the wallpaper. And the doors, as a rule, are not cheap, so you will need to invest too much money. A good alternative is colored platbands. With their help, you can create an accent in the area of the doorway, but they will not affect the canvas itself.
8. Pick up bright wires, switches and sockets
Minor details such as sockets, wires and switches can also become bright accents in an apartment. Just buy colored ones instead of the traditional white ones and install them in every room.
9. Focus on accessories
Now let's move on to the furniture issue. Bright wardrobes, sofas, tables, armchairs are the place to be if you choose a neutral color finish for the floor, walls and ceiling. But such a decision will be very conspicuous. If you are ready for this - great, experiment, but if not - better buy additional accessories. For example, bright organizers or pen holders can help dilute the boring look of your desktop. A discreet shelf unit will sparkle with new colors if you can purchase original insert boxes. Book stands, original vases, wicker baskets, colored shelves - all of these work great and always look appropriate. By the way, some of these decorative elements can be made by hand. For example, ordinary shoe boxes covered with wallpaper or self-adhesive paper will serve as inserts for the rack, a stand for stationery can be made from an ordinary glass jar, and an original basket will turn out if you remember your sewing and knitting skills.
And if you have a tiny apartment, read the article 6 pieces of furniture that clutter up a small apartment and consume space