Adding Color to Your Apartment—without Painting
Welcome back to the Luxury Apts WNY Blog! Today we have rounded up some ideas about how to add color to your apartment here in Western New York without painting the walls. The nature of apartment living means changing the wall colors isn’t part of the every day, so we’ve rounded up some great ideas about how to add color to your apartment without breaking the bank — or painting the walls.
Flower arrangements are an easy way to add a summery accent color to your decor. Put together a traditional arrangement of summer flowers. Martha Stewart has some lovely ideas for unique combinations of flowers and containers to help you get your imagination going, or simply follow the directions to create the arrangements that are shown.
Another fun twist on unusual containers for summer flower arrangements comes from Better Homes and Gardens — repurpose an outdoor birdbath to create “living artwork” featuring a “display of moss, spring-flowering bulbs, and pussy willow branches.” Get the directions here, or use the idea to jumpstart your imagination on what you can use to liven up your apartment decor.
Instead of adding color by adding flower arrangements or painting the walls, paint some furniture instead. Go thrift shopping for an inexpensive piece which you can then paint a bright color to become the focal point of your room. Tip Junkie has a tutorial about How to Paint Wood Furniture in 3 Basic Steps that may be helpful. Or if you are in the market for new furniture, choose a colorful sofa instead of a neutral one.
Add a splash of summer color with new throws, pillows, curtains, or wall hangings. If you are looking to do a bedroom, add new linens for a fresh look in your apartment. Here are some additional ideas for adding color to your apartment without painting.
What are your tried and true ideas for adding color to your apartment? Where do you find colorful accessories and the best deals? Please share in the comments so we can all take advantage of your knowledge. Thanks for reading today’s post!