Color is a difficult thing to work with when decorating a room, whether it’s your living room, bedroom or even bathroom. Add too much and you risk creating a cacophonous eyesore. Leave it out and you’re left with a cold room in need of life (unless you’re going for minimalism—but that’s a different color strategy). The majority of us want to place just the right amount of color, but are worried the results won’t turn out the way we like. Our colorful home decor ideas will help you design a room that’s just the right blend of fun color and sophistication.
Where’s the excitement in decorating without a little risk? Take the plunge and paint a wall a bright hue you’ve always loved, like a deep royal purple or tangerine. Then keep the rest of the decor simple so as not to overdo it, but make sure to tie in the color elsewhere with pillows or artwork for an eclectic, contemporary atmosphere.
In a similar vein, choose two bold colors that complement one another, like mustard and teal, and incorporate them throughout the room in various patterns and textures. This creates a unique look that’s still relaxing and stylish.
If you’d rather keep the walls plain, amp the color level with a bright couch. It can be as bold as hot pink or as traditional as a navy blue. Regardless of color choice, play around with accents in the same color, like pillows, lamps or artwork or complementary colors.
Take the bright sofa tip to the next level by decorating a room around a patterned seat. If you’re going this route, pick a color theme and stick to it. You can mix and match pillow patterns for an eclectic look or top the sofa with solid pillows to draw out the colors in the pattern.
Colorful drapes are easy way to infuse any room with spunk and creativity. Whether you keep the rest of the room simple with neutral colors or play with bold accents, patterned pillows and bright chairs, the room will have a lively atmosphere—and a personality all its own.