Spring is the perfect time to refresh the look of your home. Chances are you’ll be doing a deep cleaning this spring. Once that’s done, you’ll step back and look at your space. As you do this, you’ll have a chance to evaluate the look and feel of your home and decide what rooms you’d like to spruce up.

Inspiration for Refreshing Your Home

Often, people know they want to update the look of their home, but they’re not sure where to start. Each year Pantone chooses a color of the year to help inspire your home décor ideas. This year, the color is ultra violet. This a is a bold color and thus can be used in small quantities while still producing a big impact on the look and feel of your home.

Ways to Refresh Your Home on a Budget

Besides being a bit bold for most walls, painting is also difficult and somewhat expensive. It’s certainly not something you want to do every year, even if the Pantone color of the year is less bold than ultra violet. Instead, keep expensive items like walls and large furniture neutral and add color and excitement to your space with throw pillows, vases, blankets, and other smaller items.

Other Ways to Use Pantone’s Color of the Year

If you like the bold look of ultra violet and you want to do something more dramatic than accent items like pillows and vases, consider painting one wall in ultra violet while leaving the rest neutral. An accent wall like this completely transforms the look of your space, yet is less overwhelming than painting an entire room. If you have tall ceilings or big rooms, this can be a particularly appealing look.

As you throw open your windows to refresh the air in your home, don’t forget to refresh the look of your space. This is easily done on a budget and can be a lot of fun. Get creative and see what you can do with color.