Yes, painting your walls is always a guaranteed way to get the most dramatic change from your space. Unfortunately sometimes it’s just not an option. Also, lets just be honest here, painting sucks. So don’t be hopeless. You can change your room decor without paint, and it’s actually very easy.
If you want to add color to your walls, this is a wonderful way to do it. Instead of having a neutral pair of curtains, try adding some curtain panels with strong colors. Hell, add something with a bold pattern. If you need help with this check out Window Treatment Ideas for Your Home.
Perhaps colored curtains aren’t your bag, well try a bright white instead. Go with shades that you can leave open and bring in more natural light. The point is, just change what you have now, because something just the fact that is different is a good thing.
Don’t think of art as something to install last. No, in fact it should be something you use to inspire your space. No matter what you style of art may be, you can always find something with the colors you desire. If you want something dark and deep, it’s available. If you want something with modern graphics and intense pops of color, that’s available too. Installing these on your walls will help you to make a statement that you would otherwise have done with your paint.
For a greater impact, do consider the scale of your pieces. You can always go with one large piece, or a variety of smaller pieces. Just make it something that is going to make an impression. Popping some small piece on a large wall will only be disappointing in the end.
If you are looking to change your room decor without paint, well then get yourself some new furniture. It is a fantastic way to make your space feel bran new. In fact it may be time or a whole new layout or space plan while you’re at it.
Get an arm-chair in a dark blue. Get something that brings about some real interest from your walls. Doing this with large pieces can make all the difference. Sometimes even more than paint ever could.
Pillows and Textiles
If you want to bring in some change, but want to do it in away that is inexpensive, just try changing out your pillows and throws. Introducing some pillows with a variety of patterns and colors will draw your eyes in. Plus if you love change as much as I do, this is the best way to go. You can change your looks rather quickly by just changing out your throw pillows, or sprinkling in some new.
Introducing a brand new area rug is also another great way to accomplish update your decor with our painting. As you may already know, the area rug is a perfect way to tie the room together. It’s true. So imagine what will happen if you pop in a brand new rug. It’s all good stuff.
Are you doing a bedroom? Change up the bedding. Don’t just get something new, get something totally different. Make this the piece that brigs all of your colors together that you love. Or have it be something that simply makes you happy and sent the tone of your space. Everything will come together.
Written by Rhiannon Gillis. Rhiannon is a Los Angeles interior decorator and stylist. She primarily writes for the content on Rhiannon’s Interiors.