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Happier Home: Adding Color to a Neutral Space

by | Apr 21, 2020 | Decorating Inspiration

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Spring is the perfect time to bring a fresh happy mood with the decor in your home! The flowers are starting to bloom outside, the sunshine is finally streaming through the trees, it’s all such a delightful season (especially here in the NW, the weather has been ridiculously nice! But even if it isn’t spring yet where you are, there’s HOPE, right?).

I was pouring through a few of my favorite decor books this weekend and got inspired to add more pops of color to my home! (Would you guys want to know some of my current favorite decor books? Let me know, I could post a list!).

A few simple (and flexible!) budget-friendly ways to add more color:

  • A stack of colorful books
  • A bouquet of flowers or a flower branch from the yard
  • Artwork (find free artwork online, use vintage book pages, frame maps or gift wrap, paint your own art, or color in a coloring book and tear out the page to use as art!)
  • A bowl of fruit (lemons, limes, or oranges in the kitchen!)
  • Hang colorful salad or dessert plates on a wall (stay tuned, I am hanging a new plate wall with these easy hangers!)
  • Paint a wall or piece of furniture.

Here are some fun colorful accessories to bring some happy pops of color to a neutral room!

Happier Home: Adding Color to a Neutral Space

What ways do you like to add color to your home? What colors are your favorites?

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  1. Franki Parde

    Currently…changing table coverings…NOTHING is off limits. Shower curtain, bed sheets, carpet/ rugs, quilts, fabric, checkerboard place mats. Pillows change daily. Yikes!! franki

    • Eileen

      Beautiful. I love seeing color in a room. Personally it makes me sad to see designer rooms with all neutrals except for a house plant.

  2. Rachelle

    I would love for you to share your favorite decor books. Also, I received my happy sponge yesterday in the mail. Thank you, it definitely made me smile. :) Rachelle

  3. Paula Friebertshauser

    I love the animal prints on the wall – is that your home or out of a book? If yours, where did you find them?
    Thank you!

  4. Rhonda

    I would love to see your decor books. I am visiting your blog now. I can’t believe I haven’t been here more often. Love everything I see that you do. Thank you!

  5. Diana

    Happy colors! Thank you !

  6. Aishwarya

    Great post!!! Loved the mug and the curtains with the floral print.

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