Color is everything. Even in the simplest of homes, a subtle pop of color can define a space, demand authority, or put a room at ease. Color gives us what we crave; it showcases character, facilities our mood and offers new ways to create.
Incorporating color into a room doesn’t have to be dramatic or big; it can be simple, subtle and totally cheap. Forget the wallpaper or bold accent walls. Forget dramatic curtains or changing out sheets. There’s an easy, quick way to add a powerful pop of color to your home and it may not cost a thing!
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How To Add A Powerful Pop Of Color To Your Home On The Cheap
Scarves. Yes, scarves, cloth napkins, and leftover textiles are a perfect cheap way to add new pops of color to your home.
Your great-grandmother’s retro neckerchief makes THE BEST and most personal accent to a boring flower vase.
That buffalo check set of napkins wrapped around your candles takes the feel from generic to log cabin in the woods.
Your winter blanket scarves (that you bought to wear but actually gave you the feeling of being choked alive!) make a great runner to add some holiday flair.
Hair wraps become focal point decor. Bold pops in a simple setting— bright and refreshing, you’ll want more!
Where To Start
Explore the inventory in your home. (And your parent’s home!) Meaningful mementos make great talking points and often prompt stories passed down for generations. Old scarves, family napkin sets, passed down clothing, and more. The floral handkerchief you had as you walked down the aisle. The red fabric from your favorite old (and too small!) dress.
Expand Your Inventory
Build variety over time. Keep your eyes out for inexpensive pops of color when you shop. I peruse the accessory aisle everywhere I go, always on a mission to find something fun and new! Good Will and other vintage or hand-me-down shops are the best to find hidden treasures.
The beauty and ease of making these small pops of color a way to define a room is that you can make changes as often or as little as you’d like. I LOVE CHANGE but my budget doesn’t have the same level of flexibility as my need to make a change does. I shift decor like most people change their shoes, and because I’ve built a small but beautiful array of inventory— it most often doesn’t cost a thing.
Some Fun Finds For You
Now that I’ve shared a few ideas to I use in my home, I’ve found something to get you started. From neckerchiefs to retro hair ribbons, to a variety of jars and sizes, you’ll be well on your way to added color and flair to your home— make a BIG impact for a small price.
This set of 4 offers a little bit of everything. Soft and simple, bright and bold.
These set-of-3 long hair scarves are perfect for flowers, candle, and hair! Because they are long and thin like an actual ribbon, they can nicely cover both smaller containers and are long enough to tie in a cute bow.
I’m not sure there’s anything cuter, more summery than this turquoise and lemon scarf! I can envision myself hair wrapped, big, bold glasses and the tunes turned up as I cruise in my mythical convertible vintage bug… a girl can dream. For now, it will add some flair to my freshly picked garden flowers.
This Navy, Green & white retro leaf print scarf is a great find and fits well on small mason jars.
This adorable yellow lemon scarf has me screaming for spring and it’s for sure the one I’ll be adding to my collection.
This pretty cherry blossom hair scarf is just darling and comes in several different pastel colors. I want all of them!
Here’s where I really get excited! I LOVE jars— mason and jelly! I use them from everything from flower vases to super-sturdy drinking glasses. I fill them with soup to deliver to friends and use them as Tupperware when I’m inevitably all out, again. I do buy jars by the case and always have them around. This set is great for its variety of sizes.
This is a simple, inexpensive set that’s good for all occasions. There’s no style or flair but you’ve got that part covered!
This buffalo plaid blanket scarf makes a great runner or throw in the fall and wintertime.
I’m excited to see what kind of creations (and stories!) that will come from your home. Please be sure to share them with me!
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