Flipping through decor magazines is a great way to find inspiration for your next room makeover, and the ads can be as illuminating as the articles.
This Home Depot ad shows a great example of a successful way to use a bright color on your wall (here, a clear Caribbean-style teal) without having an over-powering room.
The key? Nearly every other element in the room is neutral. Natural woven blinds, pale grey couch, Sisal rug, white trim, brown and gold tables… Aside from the couch pillows that tie directly to the wall color, even the accessories are gentler, more muted versions of the bright teal wall color.
Understanding this balance is useful in two ways: If you are burdened with a bunch of beige furniture that you didn’t really want, using a vivid wall color is a great way to create a lively room without investing in new furniture. Or if you are starting from scratch in a room, you know that you can choose basic, neutral furniture and pair it with a personality-filled wall color that you can easily change down the road with the times, or your mood.
Have fun decorating, and here’s to being happy at home!