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Using Bold Colours to Brighten up Your Apartment

When it comes to colour in your home, there are no rules!

Decorating your living space with your favourite colours is a great way to make your apartment feel like home. Here are a few tips on using bold colours to brighten up your domicile.


Choose bold furniture

Many people opt for neutral colours for their larger pieces of furniture, and use accents and wall decor to bring colour into a room. Make a bold statement with a brightly coloured sofa or a large, coloured rug. Bringing dramatic colours into your room with your larger furniture helps you to better define your spaces, especially in open-concept apartments. Offset furniture colour with neutral accents to keep your large furniture as the focal point of the room. For great selections on big, bold furniture, try shops like Structube and Article, or head to a secondhand shop like Around the Block or Of Things Past.


Colour unexpected accents

You may not be able to paint the walls in your apartment, but you can freshen up your old furniture with a new coat of paint. Old cabinets or dressers can be sanded down and "distressed" for a brand new piece that combines vintage vibes with your favourite colours. For a more subtle approach, paint the back panel of your bookshelves in a bright accent colour that will pop right off the wall. These projects bring bold colours into your apartment in a dramatic way, helping your home feel brighter and more spacious.


Get creative with fabric

Fabrics come in all sorts of colours and patterns, and are perfect options for adding large, bold pops of colour that can be changed out often. If you don't want to commit to a colourful sofa, try adding a colourful throw over a sofa or armchair. You can also pair old kitchen and dining room furniture with bold runners to brighten up the room. Add fabric to your walls by purchasing a tapestry, or go for a bolder curtain to set your colour choice right next to your room's natural light source.


The colours we use in our homes are important and can impact our moods. Get creative and bring your personality to life by brightening up your apartment with bold colours.