When it comes to making your home a happy place, you can either deal in metaphors, choosing colors that seem to exude cheeriness, or you can be more direct. If you’re not one for subtleties, we have just the idea for you: rainbow decor.
We’re not talking about gradients either. Nope, we mean full-blown rainbows, like the kind you would use to decorate every inch of your room when you were little. Though unlike the rainbows of our youth, the modern-day descendants are actually cool: ceramic incense trays, cheeky mugs, and multicolored mirrors, to name a few examples. It’s where contemporary design meets childhood whimsy, and the combination is absolutely delightful, no matter your age. Here are a few ways to bring this playful style to your own space.
For your mantel
It doesn’t get cooler than a resin rainbow. This object comes apart easily and can be reimagined in a number of configurations, so it’s time to get creative.
For your bedroom
Good news for the minimalists out there: Rainbows don’t have to be colorful. Use this ceramic incense holder to unwind before drifting off to sleep—the off-white finish certainly won’t distract you.
For your desk
An arc-shaped incense holder in sunset shades is the perfect desktop accoutrement: It’ll make your space smell better and give you something to smile at while you wade through your inbox. Add some colorful incense sticks for maximum impact.
For your floors
Sarah Sherman Samuel’s just-launched Lulu and Georgia collection is rife with subtle rainbow motifs, like this burnt orange rug. Pair it with cobalt blue or blush pink furniture in your living room for a guaranteed splash.
For your coffee table
Whether you’re fully embracing your inner kid and indulging in a game of building blocks or just keeping this set as coffee table decor, you can’t lose with it as a focal point.
For your entry
Okay, so this might not be the most practical mirror out there, but it’s definitely statement-making. Hang it up in the hallway for an epic first impression.
For your dresser
This hand-painted dish will definitely be competing with the rings you put in it for your attention.
For your caffeine habit
Found: the most adorable mugs on the planet. Each one is made to order and hand-painted, and you can really see the attention to detail in the intricately striped handles.
For your wall
Cuddle up with this cozy throw on the sofa or hang it on your wall as a modern-day tapestry. You decide.