If you love to follow design and colour trends, but don’t want a hefty price tag to go along with them, we have some cheap and cheerful solutions to keep your home on-trend.
The colours of the year for 2021 are yellow and grey. Yellow signifies hope, while grey gives us a cool, calm feeling. How can you inject these colours into your existing rooms without breaking the bank? Here are some ideas to consider.
If you have a wall that you see often – for example when you walk into your kitchen, living room, dining room or family room – a little paint can go a long way. This great DIY project can become an annual event to switch up the whole home or feel of a room.
If your current room palette allows, and you have a cozy nook or corner for an accent chair, incorporating the colours of the year in the fabric or frame colour is a great option. If you have an existing accent chair, using a slipcover is a great way to inject the colour without it being permanent.
Area or throw rug
An area rug is a great way to update your room from the ground up. Whether you add a new area rug to your living room, dining room or a bedroom, it’s sure to be a transformation. A less expensive option is a throw rug. These are typically a smaller rug that you would use in your kitchen in front of your sink, mud room or front entrance. Either way, it’s like putting art on your floor!
Speaking of art…
Art or picture frames
Art is in the eye of the beholder, as the saying goes. If you fancy yourself a bit of an artist, you can do your own abstract art to incorporate the colours of the year. Alternatively, you can buy art. There are lots of inexpensive options online if you are looking for a room refresh. Another less expensive way is to update some picture frames and use the colours of the year.
If you want to mix it up a bit, consider iron or metal works in grey or even a gold colour to mimic yellow. There are a lot of different options in the market that offer a wide price range and may be a great option to update your space.
The filtered light quality adds warmth to a room and, when chosen correctly, can really finish off a room. Consider a grey base and white shade or if your room’s colour palette will allow, add some pop and do a yellow lamp.
This is a really easy way to update any room. Using pillows or poofs of any size, you can consider using the 2021 colours exclusively or as part of the colours in your pillows.
Using one or both of the colours for 2021, as well as giving thought to size, texture and pattern can add some good punch to your room.
Consider a bowl, tray or vase. These are easily swapped out throughout the seasons depending on what and where you use them. They can be decorative or have a purpose like a yellow bowl holding green apples in your kitchen. Or how about a grey tray to put on a coffee table or large ottoman with books and a candle? The best are vases which can be in any colour or shape you want, distributed throughout your home, then add some bright, cheery yellow flowers and voila: you’re on trend.
Plants or flowers
One of the simplest ways to inject yellow this year is with a plant or flowers. If you have a green thumb, the snake plant is a great choice with its vibrant foliage of green and yellow. It’s very hardy and removes toxins, like bacteria, mould, viruses and animal dander from the air, so it’s perfect for your home. Try one in your home office or bedroom where your apt to spend considerable time.
Another great choice is kalanchoe. This is a succulent house plant that you can find in yellow. The flower clusters will last for weeks, and after, you can cut off the flower heads and enjoy the green flossy leaves all year long.
If fresh cut flowers are your thing, yellow freesia look beautiful and smell like spring is in the air. As we all know, many different cut flowers can be purchased from your local florist. Any flower in yellow is sure to brighten up any room and adds that bit of colour trend too.
Whatever way you choose to inject the colours of the year for 2021 into your home, have fun with it. Think outside the box, and don’t be afraid to move things around to switch up your room and add colour!