7 Inexpensive DIY Color Projects to Brighten Your Space

7 Inexpensive DIY Color Projects to Brighten Your Space

Bring color into your home with easy DIY color projects.

Color is more than just a way to add visual interest. Adding color can make your home cozier, help you start your day feeling invigorated, and provide that warm feeling of a safe haven when you return from work in the evening.

Bringing color into your home is also a way to show off your personality and your personal style. Get creative and inspired to take on some easy DIY color projects to brighten your home.

DIY Color Projects

1. Colorful Table Linens

Turn plain cotton napkins, runners, and/or table cloths into colorful coverings. Use fabric paints to create color-filled color sprays, repeat patterns, polka dots, or other colorful designs.

2. Painted/Decoupaged Bookshelves

Add color to plain bookshelves by painting the backs and/or the fronts of shelving units. You can also mix and match decoupaging with colorful papers to add color and pattern.

3. Tie-Dye Pillows

One super easy way to get colorful pillows is to buy plain white pillows and tie-dye them. Instead of adding multiple colors on each pillow, tie-dye individual pillows different colors for a modern  look.

4. Dipped Dyed Lampshades

Bring faded lampshades back to life by dip dying them. Dip dying is both simple to do and completely on trend. Choose one color and dye all the lampshades in a room, or go for it and use a different color for each shade.

5. All the Trimmings Curtains

Add fun fabric trims to plain curtains for instant color. Make a visit to the fabric store to get inspired by everything from pom pom trims, tassels and fringe, embroidered jacquard ribbon, and more. Don’t worry if you can’t sew–a little fabric glue will do the trick.

6. Splash Art

Turn a plain piece of canvas into a colorful work of art–and painting skills are not required! Anyone can drizzle, splash, or spray using colorful acrylic paints to create an abstract work of art.

7. Ombre T-shirt Rug

Score some overachiever DIY points by repurposing t-shirts to make an ombre t-shirt rug. Dye old t-shirts using shades of your favorite color from light to dark. Once the t-shirts are dry, cut them into strips and follow this tutorial for making a rag t-shirt rug.

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Jen Wallace

Jen Wallace shares her indie life by writing about making, creating, cooking, learning, playing, decorating, and pretty much anything else that strikes her fancy from indie biz tips to the modern history of the American hemline.