Unless you live strictly monochrome, here are some ideas to liven up your home with fun colours that won’t be too overwhelming.
Use fun containers
Cute and useful, baskets disguise anything from old newspapers to knitting projects.
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Change the cushion covers
Layer on pillows with one or two common shades, for an effortlessly eclectic look.
For the most impact, group similar colour or size books, then give them some breathing room on your shelves.
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A pop of pattern
Try an upholstery pattern with a single colour plus white or cream in a space with a lot going on. It will feel airy rather than too busy or heavy.
Photo: Mariska Auret on Pinterest
Decorate a planter
Perk up a ledge with plants in a spectrum of holders as well as a shapely watering can (handy, too!).
Spruce up with nature
Use houseplants to add a pop of green and, if blooming, floral tones. Low maintenance picks: geraniums or begonias.
Hang large art...
Go oversize with art in a double-height space.
Photo: DUEALBERI on Pinterest
... or use a group of frames
Use simple frames to pull together a group of art with repeated elements.
Photo: One Kings Lane on Pinterest
Decorate the floor
Try an unfussy striped rug to complement colours in wall art and other accents.
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Use removable wall stickers
It’s decorative without the commitment, because you can change them whenever you like.
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Text: Woman’s Day/Bauer/Additional Reporting: Elizabeth Liew