5 Bold Ways to Enliven Your Home

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Display your collections in large groups on a wall
Display your collections in large groups on a wall (sustainablelivingnews)

It happens.  You look around your home once the warm weather approaches and search for ways to brighten and refresh.  This time you want to make a bold change that adds interest and character to your home.  Here are five bold ways to enliven your home that will inspire you to make a change.

Orange light shades pop in this kitchen
Orange light shades pop in this kitchen (freshome)
Bright floral upholstery blooms to life in this room
Bright floral upholstery blooms to life in this room (champagnekaleidescope)
Bold colors enliven a space
Bold colors enliven a space (interiordesignseminar)

Bold color is a surefire way to add life to a room.  Choose a color that you would not ordinarily select, but one that you can live with on a daily basis.  Paint one or all the walls.  Paint the stairs.  Paint one wall in a stripe.  Be creative and experiment with color.

Play with bold colors
Play with bold colors (lushome)
Paint one wall a bold color
Paint one wall a bold color (homedesignlover.net)
For a bold change, paint the stairs in a bright color
For a bold change, paint the stairs in a bright color (oaxacaborn)
Paint one wall in a stripe pattern to add pizazz to a room
Paint one wall in a stripe pattern to add pizazz to a room (teamodesign)

Display your collections.  If you have a collection, display it proudly.  Make a statement with unique objects or place collections in unexpected places.  Dedicate one wall to your collection and let it become the focal point of the room.

Display your collections in large groups on a wall
Display your collections in large groups on a wall (sustainablelivingnews)
Make your collection the focal point of the room
Make your collection the focal point of the room (popsugar)

Unique furniture can add interest and character to a room.  Mix an acrylic chair or table with traditional pieces or paint a wood chest in a bright color.  Upholster a sofa in a bright fabric or select pieces that are unique and fun, such as multi-colored ottomans or a distinctly shaped table.

The blue wall offsets the pink sofa
The blue wall offsets the pink sofa (freshome)
Fun, colorful ottomans add zip to this room
Fun, colorful ottomans add zip to this room (nytimes)
Unique furniture pieces add a bold statement
Unique furniture pieces add a bold statement (popsugar)
Unique coffee table elevates this room
Unique coffee table elevates this room (pinterest)

Bold art, whether it be a painting on canvas or a wall mural, makes a strong statement.  Mix a contemporary piece into a traditional room or go with a large mural on one wall.  Choose a piece of art that is vibrant and make it the focal point of a room.

A contemporary painting enlivens this space
A contemporary painting enlivens this space (wakefielddesigncenter)
A bold mural kicks life into this room
A bold mural kicks life into this room (housetohome.co.uk)
A vibrant mural adds freshness to this room
A vibrant mural adds freshness to this room (homeandgardenblog)

Modernize antique furniture by reupholstering pieces in a modern vibrant stripe or floral.  Repeat the fabric with pillows or window treatments to quickly transform an entire room.

A vibrant modern stripe looks fresh on this Victorian sofa
A vibrant modern stripe looks fresh on this Victorian sofa (bestlivingroomdesigns)
A modern floral print adds character to this chaise lounge
A modern floral print adds character to this chaise lounge (telegraph.co.uk)

Color, collections, unique furniture, artwork and modernization are bold ways to enliven your home.  Experiment with color and pattern.  Bring out your collections for display.  Add a piece of unique furniture or refurbish an existing piece.  Display a colorful piece of artwork or a wall mural that becomes an instant focal point.  Bring antique furniture into this century with a vibrant bold fabric.  By making simple changes, you can achieve a fresher, bolder look in your home.

 

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