Make it Pop: How to Add Color to a Room (With Graphic)


Every year, we look forward to enjoying the warmth and brightness of the outdoors in the spring and summer. Why not reflect that cheerfulness indoors year-round? Here are some simple ways adding a pop of color to a room can help enhance the natural light shining through the windows — no matter the season — and liven up your room. The best part? None of these examples involve lifting a paint brush.

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Add a colorful rug.

Adding color to a neutral room doesn’t mean you have to invest in a lot of accessories. In fact, one of the easiest ways to add a pop of color involves switching out the rug. Don’t worry. That doesn’t mean you need to pick out a crazy pattern that makes you dizzy every time you walk into the room. A more subtle color emphasis can “pop,” too.

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Swap out the pillows and throw blankets.

One of the most versatile ways to add color is to swap out your drab pillows and blankets for brightly colored ones. For a more dynamic aesthetic, consider mixing and matching patterns and solids.

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Hang some colorful art.

Knowing how to add a pop of color to a room could be as simple as discovering your taste in art. It could be sophisticated, like a large abstract painting from a local artist or simple, like a collage of canvas prints from your favorite Instagram pics.

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Flourish with flowers.

It could probably go without saying, but flowers can truly brighten any room. The best part? With flowers, you’re not committing to a certain color, and they can easily and inexpensively be replaced. Don’t like the orange bouquet you picked out for the living room? No problem. Simply move it to another room and replace it with another bouquet.

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Incorporate an accent furniture piece.

Nothing says “statement piece” like a bright, bold piece of furniture. It could be as small as a side table or as large as a sofa. Regardless of its size, adding an accent furniture piece is sure to draw attention to a room.



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