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How to Add Color to Your Apartment

Keep a vibrant, fresh environment in your home at Nantucket Gate this fall by adding some color to your apartment! This month, the blog has some ideas for simple ways you can do this and find the resources to do this right here in Tacoma, WA.


If you’re in the market for some new furniture, now is a great time to shop for pieces you’ll love to welcome to your apartment. Know that adding color to your apartment doesn’t have to mean you’re painting your walls every color of the rainbow; it definitely can, but it even extends to the neutrals, including white, brown, or black, that you choose for your furniture. Of course, you can create a beautiful colorful scheme with your furniture, so browse some colorful furniture ideas on Pinterest to get your creative juices flowing. If you’re up for it, you can even repurpose some old furniture with new fabric or paint in your favorite colors to give it a fresh look.

Pillows and throw blankets

You can have a lot of fun with the patterns and fabrics you choose for pillows and throw blankets because you can easily rotate through the ones you choose to display throughout the year, or if you love them enough, you can have them on your couches all year long. We love the ideas and options in the decorative pillows and blankets section at Wayfair. If you want to create a visually pleasing look, try to go for colors and patterns that complement, rather than clash with each other.

Photos and art

Let your personality shine through in every element of your apartment through your design choices. One easy way to do this is by displaying art that speaks to you or photos of yourself, your family and friends, or your other favorite things in your apartment. The prints themselves will have some sort of color design, even if they’re black and white, but if you want to make them pop, shop around for some unique, colorful frames and choose your favorites.

What are your favorite ways to add color to your apartment? Share your suggestions and any of your favorite places to shop for home decor in the comments! Thanks for reading!