Photography by sallywheat Photography by Meghan McNeer

The bolds can be so beautiful. Know the decorating rules. More importantly, know how to break them.

Photography by MELANIE ACEVEDO Photo by Philip Durrant, Styling by Olivia Gregory

hang art


Not ready to commit to a permanent shade on the walls? Hang artwork in vibrant hues and wild prints. When you get tired of a look, mix it up. 

See how to create a gallery wall 

Photography by PAUL COSTELLO

choose a fun front door


Eye-popping. Show-stopping. For a chic first impression, pick a strong color for your front door.

See more colorful doors 

Photography by MIKKEL VANG

toss on some pillows


The great pile up. Can you ever have too many pillows? It all depends. We believe it’s just important to have enough room to do Saturday evening lounging.


Photography by MELANIE ACEVEDO

layer on a rug


Throwing a pretty pattern (and bright shade!) underfoot can actually transform a space. This bedroom is bright… and it’s also pulled together with the red and yellow palette.



Photography by Brittany Ambridge photography by Nicholas Worley | Courtesy of Simon Astridge Architects

paint the walls


True, this seems like a fairly typical way to introduce color into a space. Consider a rich, get-lost-in-space purple hue. 

Photography by JUSTIN BERNHAUT

paint the ceiling


If you want to take a completely unexpected approach to color, paing the ceiling. Not just any color, but a vibrant shade of yellow. 

Photography by STEWART SHINING

paint the walls (and ceilings, too!)


You’re mad about blue. You always come back to this deep, dark hue? Work in on the walls and on the ceiling, too. Break it up with a pure white trim.

See more ways to decorate with blue 

Photography by Brittany Ambridge Photography by Anne Stroud; Design by Simone Haag

invest in a colorful sofa


We think of bringing in color with the small stuff, right? Choosing a bold sofa, which will be your room’s focal point, can instantly change any space. 


Photography by MELANIE ACEVEDO Courtesy of Pomelo Casa

bring in accent furniture
So you just can’t make that sofa decision. That’s ok. There are plenty of other pieces that will make a statement. In fact, they’ll grow with you and your evolving style. Invest in them.

Photography by JULIANA SOHN Photography by Heidi’s Bridge; Design by Tali Roth

work the floors


You have white floors and really want to try something daring and new. If you’re ready for a weekend project, then this is the DIY for you. 

See how to stencil your floor

Photography by MELANIE ACEVEDO

inside cabinets


Sneak in color in surprising spots. Why bother? Because it will brighten your day at moments when you least expect it.
 

Photography by BRITTANY AMBRIDGE

go for something unexpected


Think about how certain colors make you feel? Airy. Happy. Free. Bring in a spectacular piece of art for your favorite room.

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