No matter how long we intend to live in our home, many of us worry about resale value. Potential resale value and what buyers may think informs many of our decisions, including the colors we use in our home. If you want to add color to communal spaces but don’t want to make permanent decisions like painting an accent wall, that’s okay. Keep reading to learn how to add a pop of color to your living room without permanently changing the room.
Add Fresh or Artificial Plants
Most of nature’s color comes from plants, and we can use that to our advantage. If you cultivate a garden or live near a plant nursery, then you can easily add fresh plants to your living room. Their green leaves and colorful blooms will add the perfect mix of hues to your communal space. Fresh flowers also make your home look nicer for yourself or guests.
Some of us weren’t blessed with a green thumb, though. If you worry you’ll kill potted plants or can’t afford to replace fresh flowers, then use artificial plants. Many artificial plants look realistic and add permanent pops of lush color to your space.
Paint Your Bookcase
When searching the internet for ideas about pops of color, you probably saw many suggestions to paint an accent wall. While this does create a stunning visual effect, it’s a permanent change that many homeowners don’t want to make. Instead, you can paint a statement piece of wooden furniture that can provide a similar effect.
Bookcases are ideal for focal points of color since they’re flat and easy to paint. You can buy a bookcase in a unfinished wood or a neutral base color like white if you’re in the market for a new one. Painting an old bookcase and giving it new life works too.
Choose a Colorful Accent Chair
If you’re not in the mood for a DIY gardening or painting project, you can still add a pop of color to your living room. You can find various furniture pieces, such as lamps and ottomans, in bright colors. However, many people want something bigger than these options but smaller than a sofa. Chairs are the answer.
Colorful chairs are one of the most popular accent chair styles in 2023. They can change the look of your space and create the perfect ratio of colors to neutrals.
Bringing color into your home will make it more vivacious, no matter how long you plan to stay. Once you finish adding your color burst to the living room, you can consider adding pops of temporary hues to other rooms in your home as well.