Purple Home Decor: 5 Ways to Use Purple in Your Home

Date
Jul, 21, 2015
5 Ways to Use Purple in Your Home

5 Ways to Use Purple in Your Home

I honestly don’t think we have much purple in our home, and it’s not because I don’t like the color. I do. In small doses. And the right shade. I gravitate more towards a lighter lilac which I think can be so pretty. Especially when paired with my two favorite colors; mint and navy. I started thinking about purple home decor because of the current project I’m working on. An old sewing table I turned into a desk that’s getting a pretty, purple makeover.

I was a little hesitant about the color at first, but figured it would be fun to do something out of my comfort zone. Purple isn’t usually a color that comes to mind when painting furniture, and who knows if anyone will ever buy this piece. I might get stuck with it forever ha. But once I saw the color, I knew it was perfect and I devised this whole plan in my head for the little desk.

Purple Home Decor

You’ll have to wait a couple weeks to see the finished piece, so in the meantime, let’s take a look at 5 ways to use purple in your home.

1.) Add a Purple Accent Wall
This might be a little too aggressive for some people, but one of the easiest ways to add color to your home is by painting. You could do a whole room, or just an accent wall for a touch of purple. I love the more muted shade of purple used here and the neutral accessories that are paired with it.

5 Ways to Use Purple in Your Home

2.) Add an Accent Rug
A rug is another perfect way to bring some color into your home and this bright purple pops perfectly against all the white in this space. Don’t be afraid to go bold and make it the center of attention.

5 Ways to Use Purple in Your Home

3.) Accessories
If you don’t want to commit to something as daunting as painting a whole wall or a large area rug, accessories are the perfect compromise. Things like vases, photos, candles and flowers are all easy to add to your decor. And even better, they’re easy to swap out if you change your mind or change things up seasonally.

5 Ways to Use Purple in Your Home

4.) Pillows
You could call these an accessory too, but they’re getting their own category. Like the items mentioned above, pillows are one of the best ways to easily incorporate some color in your home and freshen up your space. Especially if you have a small budget, adding a few new pillows to your living room can instantly transform your space.

5 Ways to Use Purple in Your Home

5.) Painted Furniture
Of course I have to include this one. Purple painted furniture will definitely only work in the right space but adds such a fun element of juxtaposition. It feels like it shouldn’t work, but it somehow does. I love the pretty shade used here and love how it’s used as a base to style all those fun accessories.

5 Ways to Use Purple in Your Home

And to hold you over I’ll give you a little sneak peak of the desk I’m working on 😉

5 Ways to Use Purple in Your Home

How do you feel about purple in the home? What about in general? Do you use it in your space? I’d love to hear!

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14 Comments

  1. Reply

    Alice @ Atelier

    July 22, 2015

    Great ideas to use some purple in your decor. I love that shade of purple, too.

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      brepurposed

      July 24, 2015

      Thanks Alice!!

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    Georgia @ Silver Spiral Studio

    July 22, 2015

    I love the painted furniture idea – it adds a sophisticated touch without being overwhelming. Thanks for sharing 🙂

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      brepurposed

      July 24, 2015

      Totally agree!

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    Marie@The Interior Frugalista

    July 21, 2015

    I love purple, especially a soft lilac paired with white. The only room in this house that had hits of purple was my daughter’s basement bedroom. I loved it – so pretty. I think the right piece of furniture would look stunning and I can’t wait to see your desk in that pretty shade of lilac you have mixed in the photo!

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      brepurposed

      July 24, 2015

      Oh how fun! My room used to be purple when I was growing up 🙂 Can’t wait to share the desk!

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    Lindsay - Shrimp Salad Circus

    July 21, 2015

    I can’t wait to see your desk – that pale lavender is just perfect!

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      brepurposed

      July 24, 2015

      So far so good! Stay tuned 😉

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    Kristi

    July 21, 2015

    LOVE the sneak peek! Can’t wait to see how it turns out Bre!

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      brepurposed

      July 24, 2015

      Thanks girl! It’s coming along quite nicely 🙂

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    Cyd

    July 21, 2015

    This is great, Bre! I’m really not much of a fan of purple and this seriously makes me a believer! All really gorgeous examples of how to make the color look awesome.

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      brepurposed

      July 24, 2015

      Thanks Cyd!

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    Gilly @ Colour Saturated Life

    July 21, 2015

    I loved purple when I was a kid and I distinctly remember a pair of deep purple corduroy pants I may or may not have worn obsessively! I am kinda anti purple now and I am not sure I would be brave enough to use purple on a piece of furniture! But, then again, I am yet to find one of your furniture projects I don’t love so maybe a love for purple again is destined for my near future. Can’t wait to see how you use it!

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      brepurposed

      July 21, 2015

      ha! love it. Reminds me of a bright pink velvet pair of pants I had that I also wore obsessively 😉 I definitely was hesitant about using purple, but it makes it easier knowing that I’ll be trying to sell it and won’t be keeping it. Although if no one wants it I guess I’ll be stuck with it. And I appreciate your sweet words, hopefully I can turn you into a purple lover again!

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