Color in Every Room: 9 Quick & Colorful DIY Projects

Color in Every Room: 9 Quick & Colorful DIY Projects

Adrienne Breaux
Mar 2, 2014
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Is there a room in your home feeling a bit blah? Maybe not even a whole room — perhaps just a corner? The easiest remedy is a pop of bold and bright color. And the easiest way to add color (that you can do without breaking the bank) is to consider a colorful DIY project that's also a fun way to spend some time this weekend. We found nine favorite projects that you can do without a lot of effort and under an hour (so you can spend more time enjoying your new colorful room!).

For the bedroom or living room: Make a quick color block throw pillow! Doesn't require expert sewing skills, just enough to connect a few colors to create a look. As spotted on tuts+ and pictured above.

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For the kitchen: The almost-always neglected area of your kitchen cabinets — the toe kick — could get a major color makeover like the Emily Henderson-designed kitchen in Oh Joy!'s studio, which got a colorful addition with tape to the toe kick.

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For the living room (or anywhere really): Coasters are always a fun way to add a pop of color to tabletops, and you really can't ever have enough (that's what I tell myself as my collection grows and grows, anyway). These will require a bit of sewing (as well as painting) but they're too cute not to suggest. Spotted on Oh Everything Handmade.

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For the bedroom: Not necessarily a specific how-to project exactly, but the inspiration from the paint projects done by the folks behind Draw'n In (as spotted on The Design Chaser) should give you an idea on how to add some splashes of color to your thrifted or IKEA storage pieces.

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For any room: Simple, classic, colorful. The color block clock tutorial on Curbly will have you spicing up a wall with your favorite color in no time, while also being able to tell time!

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For any room: Love this crayon re-purposing project that would give a little pop of 80s color and pattern to any corner of your home that might need it. Spotted on Brit + Co.

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For any room: I've been pretty obsessed lately with the idea of finding plain and cheap/free rugs off of Craigslist, painting them with a cool pattern and adding some personality to a room's floor. The tutorial on The Gold Jelly Bean is a favorite because it seems genuinely easy to pull off. (Depending on how patterned you get this might take more than an hour.)

For the kitchen: Painting the handles of wooden kitchen utensils and placing them in your favorite container to display is a classic, easy way to add a pop of color to your cooking space. As spotted on Craftiness is Not Optional.

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For the dining room: Keeping a dining table set and ready (if you don't use it as a workstation throughout the week) is a good reminder that entertaining can be fun, and having these colorful chargers you paint in your favorite colors just heightens that enjoyment. Via Confetti Pop.

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