Ease Yourself Into A Colorful Space


The colors you surround yourself with affect your mood, according to Erin Lohafer, Visual Display Manager at Nebraska Furniture Mart, and we’re sure you’d probably agree! However, we know adding color to your space can be overwhelming and may bring you out of your comfort zone. To ease yourself into it, Lohafer suggests adding color in small doses to start. Here are some of her ideas:

Add lamps – For a noticeable pop of color, add a pair of lamps flanking a piece of art or furniture. Purchasing a new lamp, revamping a lamp you already have, or just updating a shade adds color and personality into a living room. 

Paint one wall in an accent color – Pick a bold, contrasting color from a fabric in your living room. Or, go for a subtle accent by painting the wall in the same color family, but a tone darker than the rest of your walls.

Toss in a few pillows – Add bursts of color with strategically placed and well-chosen throw pillows. Choose solids for floral furnishings, patterned pillows for solid pieces, or mix and match patterns.

Greenery/plants – Choose greenery that’s meant to thrive in indoor conditions, or you can opt for realistic artificial florals. These days, artificial flowers and plants are very lifelike, so it’s easy to fool the eye.

Rugs – An area rug softens up a room and makes it cozy. But a bold area rug strategically placed in front of a chair or under a coffee table also adds color and texture to a living room. Try layering an area rug on top of carpeting or simply over hardwood flooring in a contrasting color.

Bold wall décor – One large and colorful piece of art placed in a living room introduces hues and shapes into a large area. You can also get the same effect with a grouping of framed photos with colorful matting and bright frames.

If you work with a ReeceNichols agent, you’ll be eligible for exclusive discounts at Nebraska Furniture Mart! ReeceNichols’s partnership provides discounts on furniture, flooring, appliance and electronic installation, and free in-home design services upon closing. Reach out to an agent today to learn more.