Creative design expert Teri Stevens shows how to use colorful accessories in room design. Just a few things can change the entire look.
- Pull a color from an existing piece of furniture in a room to add more punch. For instance, the red frame on the wall in this room is a great clue that red would be a great accent color.
- Pulling a color out of a printed throw pillow works the same way.
- Paint curtain rods the same color as your accent color.
Another fun idea for curtain rods is to place an oar over the rod. Just screw the oar into place.Add a punch of color to the couch with a bright throw and some decorative throw pillows. This will also add texture to the room.A rug is a great way to tie a room together. Try to find one that integrates all the colors in the room, if possible. That means the wall color, couch colors and decorative accent colors.
Throw some floor pillows onto the rug for extra seating. The kids will particularly enjoy this when watching a video.Paint an old coffee table the same as your accent color. This will add a great splash of color plus some balance to your room without having a large object to anchor it.A colorful floral arrangement is a great way to add interest to a dark corner or table.
Knickknacks are an easy way to dress up a room, such as a bowl with decorative ornaments in it. Even some large books can make a nice colorful centerpiece.Place candles and a wreath above a fireplace, and add the same color candles to a nearby table. These simple punches of color will add a lot to a room.