6 Paint-Free Ways to Turn Up the Color in your Twin Cities/Rochester Apartment

February 29, 2016

Adding-Color-Without-Paint-MN.jpgHow do you add color to your Springs Twin Cities or Springs Rochester apartment home without using paint? No, it's not a riddle or brain teaser. In fact, there are several answers to this question and they all make it easy to give your home a brand-new look.

You don't need a lot of time or money to add pops of color with these creative ideas that make changing your decor as simple as changing your wardrobe.

1. Divide and Conquer

Folding screens perform double duty by adding visual interest while partitioning rooms for an element of privacy. Check out resale and consignment shops for one-of-a-kind vintage pieces.

2. Create Your Own Personal Art Gallery

Framed photos and prints are always a great feature, but you can supersize this idea by grouping several together for a gallery effect. The key is to mix different sizes and types of frames for a curated look. Use a picture ledge for a similar look with less work.

3. Deck the Walls

Hanging fabric over a wall creates the look of wallpaper with the added element of texture. Stretch a piece of fabric out from corner to corner or wrap a thin sheet of foam for panels you can mix and match.

4. Furniture as Art

Okay, we said no paint, but this method is an exception. Furniture such as end tables, dressers and dining chairs take on a whole new personality with a coat of paint. Build up some green living karma by giving a second life to a funky vintage piece from a thrift shop.

5. Turn Up the Lights

Lampshades are often overlooked, but they're a perfect place to add color in an unexpected way. Use fringe or other fabric elements for some texture.

6. Pillow Power

Throw pillows offer a never-ending variety of methods for adding color. Use solids, patterns or a combination of both. You can also coordinate designs with the different holidays and seasons.

Do you have a can't-miss decorating tip to share? Tell us about it in the comments!

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