5 Ways to Turn Your Des Moines Apartment Into a Colorful Expression of You

February 24, 16

Add-Color-To-Apartment-DM.jpgJust because you can't paint the walls of your apartment doesn't mean you have to settle for a monotone existence that doesn't match your colorful personality or lifestyle. In fact, with spring on its way and a fresh palette of colors in your mind, now is a great time to freshen up your Springs Apartments home and make it truly yours.

Use one or more of the following tips to brighten your Des Moines apartment and feel right at home.

1. Choose Big, Colorful Art

An oversized painting, print, wall hanging, or quilt can create a bright, colorful focus for a room. If you start with one large piece, you can match smaller accessories (like sofa pillows and throw rugs) to create a unified, coordinated look. Hang your large pieces where they’ll be appreciated and well used: over the sofa is a great spot.

2. Look to the Floor

We tend to concentrate on walls and windows when we decorate, but floors can be high-impact too. A well-chosen area rug can provide color, texture, and depth, and it can also help you define the sections of a room.

3. Don't Be Shy About Upholstery

People tend to buy neutral-colored upholstered furniture. The most common reason is that upholstered furniture is expensive, and you want to keep it for a long time. Designers know, however, that a bright piece of upholstered furniture — whether it's a side chair or an entire sectional — brings vitality and energy to a room. Be brave and give it a try.

4. Use Colorful Pillows and Throws

If you're not ready to buy a bright red sofa, you can baby-step your way to color by using colorful pillows and throws. Much less expensive than furniture, pillows and throws are both versatile and fun. You can change them with the seasons, and mix and match colors to your heart's desire.

5. Paint Your Wooden Furniture

If you feel that your current furniture is sturdy and practical but a little boring, consider painting it. You can paint each of your kitchen chairs a different color, or make a matching set using this year's most popular shades. 

It doesn't take a lot of time or money to turn your Springs Apartments home into a colorful expression of you. Roll up your sleeves, check your Pinterest boards, and let your imagination go. Have any tips for adding color to your apartment? Please share your ideas in the comments section below! 

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