How to add Pops of Colour to any Room


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Sometimes you’ll have a room at home that doesn’t do anything for you. It could be that your living room feels a little bland, your bedroom looks a little dull, or your study is lacking inspiration. When you have a room that does nothing for you, it’s usually because there’s no imagination or colour in there. If you read the recent post about home and interior goals for the summer, you’ll know that a bit of paint can go a long way to refreshing any space at home.

In this post, I’m going to be talking you through some unique walls to add a pop of colour to any room and give it some personality. Maybe some of the tips will help you find the inspiration to refresh a room or get the paintbrushes out of the garage. And to start, we’re going to the bathroom.

Consider Wallpaper or Patterned Tiles for the bathroom!

How does having dozens of flamingos in your bathroom sound? A bit silly, right? Well you do have the opportunity to update your bathroom and give it a colourful atmosphere by having a feature wall. Wallpaper is becoming a trendy thing to have in homes as long as you go out of your way to get a bold print and pop it on just one wall. In your bathroom, the wall opposite your bath/shower will have the freest white space to work with. Embrace it and get a wallpaper that has a funky print or pattern that makes the room seem fun.

You can copy this theme in bedrooms as well. I recommend keeping it upstairs as feature walls can be more distracting in the living room and dining room; both spaces you’ll want to keep neutral.
You can find more bathroom inspiration by reading some of the older posts from the blog here.

Radiators like the rainbow

Think about our favourite colour. Now think of a radiator. Can you imagine having a radiator at home in your favourite colour? Well, imagine no longer! It’s now quite common to get radiators in a custom colour. I’ve seen it in trendy cafes, restaurants and shops, and surprisingly it isn’t as dear as you’d think.

Now, this isn’t a recommendation to get some emulsion out and paint over your radiators; in fact, I recommend that you don’t use paint as regular paint doesn’t take well to radiators. Instead, you’ll want to get a custom radiator colour from Trade Radiators. They’re UK based and do free delivery on orders around the country, so you can do crazy with a pink cast iron radiator or get an orange radiator for the downstairs toilet. You could honestly go colour crazy and do the whole house in different colours if you like, although it will only work if your walls are a basic colour, i.e. white or grey; otherwise, they’ll stick out like a sore thumb.

Refresh your kitchen cabinets

I don’t know about you, but for me, the kitchen is the heart of the home, and if the room is looking a little drab it can stop feeling like a fun place to be in. Kitchens also are a bit of a nightmare to redecorate, but there is one handy colour hack that is quick and easy. If you’ve been watching QE on Netflix, you’ll know that one of Bobby’s little hacks for bringing a room to life is simply painting the kitchen cabinets. It’s a relatively pain-free job that is quick and provides an instant pop of colour. I would only recommend going for strong colours if you can handle them.

By the way, if you’re getting a bit fed up with having a messy kitchen, read this post on five ways to declutter your kitchen

Want more home decorating inspiration?

I love finding ways to update my interior. You can see for yourself by looking at all the home posts from the blog right here.


  1. I'm currently thinking about redecorating our very tired bedroom and en-suite so have found this post very useful! I especially like the idea of wallpaper in the bathroom...I wouldn't have thought of that!

  2. My daughter loves flamingoes, I love marble and gold. Great idea for painting kitchen cupboards, we have done this and it changed the entire look of the room.

  3. I love the colour of those kitchen cabinets! We need to redecorate our lounge, ir was last decorated when we moved in about 19 years ago!

  4. I love the idea of a custom colour radiator rather than the usual white

  5. Some really great tips to spruce things up! Loving the Flamingos :)


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