Ringing in the New Year with a New Color!
New colors come into fashion with every season change. Keeping up with color trends is a great way to help a home decorated on a budget look fresh and current. Before jumping in, consider these tips to help keep you in style yet on track with your budget decorating goals.
- One surefire way to incorporate new colors each season into your home is to have the major furnishings and walls in a neutral palette. This will allow you to bring in new colors without clashing.
- Make sure that when you use the latest color in your home, it works with your other items. A well color coordinated room can make even the shabbiest of interiors look expensive.
- Do not feel like you absolutely have to use the latest and greatest color in your home. Just because a color is in style, does not mean that you must like it or use it.
- Think very carefully about investing money into a piece of furniture or other large item in the latest and greatest color. You don’t want to be stuck with a sofa for 20 years date stamped spring of 2012.
- Think small and cheap. For example, an inexpensive lacquered bowl in a fresh color brings the trend into your home for a small monetary commitment. A single throw pillow in the season’s hot color is another budget friendly way to dabble in a new color.
- Consider painting a small table or other furniture item in a new hue. A quart of paint is very inexpensive; the only real investment with this option is your time.
- Think practicality when purchasing something simply to partake in a trend. You might consider purchasing an item for your Kitchen such a set of plastic tumblers or coffee mugs. This small purchase will give a taste of the color you crave with the ability to store the items in a cabinet once trend has passed.
Remember these seven tips the next time you see those great new colors. If possible, bring new colors into your home regularly for a true designer look. Just remember that you can participate in a color trend without sacrificing your decorating budget.