When you think of a colourful home, a childhood dollhouse may come to mind. But now that you’re an adult, that kind of aesthetic just doesn’t suit you anymore. What if we told you there are quite a few ways that you can make your homes professionally and artistically colourful? If you’re interested, then here are 5 to get you inspired:
1. The Memphis style backdrop
The Memphis style was an extension of the 80s retro fever that comprised of colourful geometric art and furniture taking up entire spaces. It was fun, eclectic, and quirky – definitely something that you can take inspiration from. The statement living room wall in this image is a nice derivative of this aesthetic and features a geometric assembly of colourful overlapping shapes. Its overall impact is very stately and artistic at the same time.
2. Colourful accent furniture
Another great way you can add a colourful aura in your home interiors is by choosing multi-hued accent furniture. This can be in the form of chairs, consoles, couch cushions, and even shelves. Take a look at this living room; the floating shelf that makes up a bulk of its forward aesthetic s an amalgam of bright, popping colours that look professionally retro and incredibly attractive.
3. Play with shapes in 3 dimensions
One tip that always works in making a colourful home aesthetic feel adult and fun at the same time is by using shapes in all 3 dimensions; i.e. walls, ceilings, and floors. If you take a look at this living room, you’ll see how the wall art extends all the way to the ceiling while the floor has been furnished in a round area rug to complete the whole look.
4. Mixing and matching individual pieces
Mixing and matching individual furniture pieces in a colourful array is also an excellent way to be all adult about your multi-hued theme. The dining chairs that have been arranged in an artful mismatch of pastel colours along the wooden table in this interior design make for such an interesting mix and match of colours. You can carry out a similar intervention in your own homes.
5. With wallpaper and tufting
When it comes to being professional about being colourful, nothing can quite beat the use of wallpapers and tufting. Just take this bedroom as a prime example; it uses the backdrop of gorgeous light blue wallpaper with bright accents to set off the stunning headboard tufting that rests against it.