14 Products to Color Block Your Living Room
Here at Brit + Co, we’re a sucker for anything color blocked. From kitchen utensils to DIY paint jobs, we love it all. If you love it as much as we do and you’re looking to revamp your living room with this cheery trend, you’ve come to the right place. We found 14 favorite products that will totally transform your space. Whether you want to add small pops of color or go big and bold, there’s something here for everyone.
1. Hand-Painted Striped Pillow ($125): Want to go a step further? Add some pillows! Try to incorporate some of the colors in your pillow throughout the room, like a teal vase by the window if your throw pillows have a block of teal in them.
2. Tri-Colored Throw Blanket ($59): A super easy way to incorporate color blocking into your living room is by draping a multi-colored throw blanket on your couch. This works with seriously any couch — as long as it’s solid colored — so you really can’t mess it up.
3. Color Blocked Bookcase ($509): Primary colors have a grown-up effect when mixed with modern gray.
4. Made in America Wall Art ($35): Wall art is another crazy simple way to get on the blocking, and it doesn’t have to be so literal or in-your-face. A poster like this one works the look into the room without being over-the-top.
5. Solid Colored Lacquer Trays ($39): Stacked lacquered trays are a creative alternative to a bar cart. While bar carts tend to just be metal, stacking different colored trays is a more playful set up.
6. Gold Dipped Vase ($25): Instead of sticking your poppies in a traditional clear vase, go for a dip-dyed option like one of these. Volià, your table is now color blocked.
7. Color Blocked Wall Decal ($18): Wall decals are a fantastic alternative to framed art and are totally attention-grabbing. This color blocked arrow adds the perfect touch under a mirror or above a door frame.
8. Color Blocked Hour Glass ($10): Using a few well-placed color blocked home accessories — like this hourglass from Anthropologie — around the room adds personality and prettiness.
9. Color Blocked Rug ($89): The beige background in this color blocked rug keeps the room from looking too overloaded with various hues.
10. Color Blocked Storage Bin ($115): If you have kids, big baskets like this are lifesavers when it comes to keeping the living room from getting cluttered. Color blocked and practical? Genius.
11. Two-Toned Origami Lampshade ($96): Replacing a standard light fixture with a one-of-a-kind piece like this one is a bright idea, indeed.
12. Color Block Citrus Print ($35): This cheery citrus print looks sweet on its own, but if you want to step up your color blocking game even more, place three in a row. They come in different colors so you can mix and match.
13. Color Blocked Storage Table ($69): A multi-colored storage table like this one does all the color blocking work for you. You can stick things like remote controls and phone chargers inside to keep the room looking spotless.
14. White, Yellow and Blue Color Blocked Pillow ($60): Throw pillows with clean lines in preppy shades pop on a solid-colored couch.
Prefer to DIY when it comes to color blocking? Share your tips in the comments!
It can be intimidating to step out on your own and build a business from the ground up. As part of our collaboration with Office Depot, we're talking with Selfmade alum and solopreneur Colette Lawrence, the faith-based motivator and relationship builder behind The M.E.E. Movement, about ways in which women in business can find success.
B + C: How did you know M.E.E. Movement was your business to start?
The M.E.E Movement represents motivation, empowerment, and encouragement for women. It is what represents me. I did not know at first that it was my business to start, but then the thought of monetizing what I loved came to me. It scared me, however. I registered the business in July 2020 and have been slowly building my wings since.
B + C: What's one strategy that's helped you start your business?
Thinking through and researching what the requirements are to start my business, and then asking questions of people who are in the business. Not all advice worked; however, it helped me to figure out what I needed to do and not to do.
B + C: Did you always know life coaching would be your entrepreneurial path?
(Smiles) No, I did not. I 'stumbled" on it. I knew that people were always coming to me for advice and I found that I loved having conversations with them, especially with women, young and old.
B + C: What was your most valuable takeaway from Selfmade?
My most valuable takeaway was the first day of training: Get out of your own way. There were a lot of great moments and important takeaways from every presenter. However, getting out of my own way, pushing past doubts, was for me my most valuable takeaway. Doing something that I had never done before took courage. If I do not focus on what is happening with me mentally then I cannot deliver to my clients successfully.
B + C: What's one piece of advice you would give to female entrepreneurs on the brink of starting?
Get out of your head. You have something to offer. You have what you need to succeed so go ahead and do it.
B + C: How do you stay motivated?
I stay motivated by listening to music and listening to motivational speakers, and sometimes someone will just reach out and talk about the impact that I made in their life. That adds the extra juice or sauce I need to pummel through the day.
B + C: What's your best organizational tip?
Keep a diary and journal. It's the best way for me to keep organized and it also provides a source motivation as I record not only my "losses" but my wins as well.
B + C: Who inspires you in the entrepreneurial space?
Shirley Toliver – She motivates and empowers and makes me always want to show up.
B + C: What has receiving the Office Depot scholarship to Selfmade done to help you start or grow your business?
The scholarship was a blessing in that all the areas that were covered offered valuable information that I needed, from social media to HR. As a new business owner, I needed to know this to increase my own personal awareness in what it takes to run a successful business. The candidness of the presenters made it easy to see myself in their shoes and helped me to realize that I can also get there.
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