30 Tasteful Ways to Add Colorful Accents to Your Home
A home with lots of color is a happy home. Color is a great mood booster and adds a sense of playfulness to any room whether you paint all the walls neon or just play around with neon accent pieces. So whether you gravitate toward a quieter palette or a color-drenched one, working in neon shades is easier than you may think. Here are 30 bright ideas for basking in this brilliant color trend.
6. Touch of Color: Sometimes less is more and all it takes are a couple pieces of neon green to add lots of character and a touch of playfulness to this otherwise modern kitchen. (via Organized Clutter)
7. Color Galore: Pardon the image quality, please. This is the happy home of photographer Ingrid Rasmussen, where she surrounds herself with colorful inspiration for her next creative project. (via Seventy-Nine Ideas)
8. Shot in the Dark: Dark shades of gray make a killer background for this particular shade of citron green. The sliding door gives a cool sneaky view of neon, and when you’re not in the mood, you can just roll it out of sight! (via The Design Chaser)
9. Neon Dipped: We’ve seen dipped furniture with tables and stools, but what a fun idea to paint the legs of your bed! Neon green looks incredible peeking out from under the white bedding. (via Deco and Living)
13. Split Complements: In an otherwise traditionally styled living room, the bright chartreuse throw pillows are an unexpected and much appreciated pop of color that keep things from getting too stuffy. (via Architecture Art Designs)
14. Temporary Touches: If you’re waffling about wall color, why not try a temporary stencil? You could go crazy with whatever color struck your fancy and play around with a couple stripes or geometric shapes. (via Hibrid)
15. Excitement Overhead: A playful pendant can act as a focal point, drawing the eye away from messy surfaces. Artwork displaying a rainbow of neons serves as a unifier, making it easy for acid green, orange and hot pink to live together. (via Real Simple)
16. Mismatched Unity: Hooray for a mismatch of dining chairs! We are loving the trend of mix and matching chair styles, and that rustic gray table is the perfect choice to really show off those neon seats. (via Hibrid)
20. Girly Glam: Are we allowed to say “subtle” and “neon” in the same sentence? This pastel Scandinavian decor is made just a little more colorful with a couple of neon yellow accents. (via Moody’s Home)
25. Bazaar Style: To avoid feeling overwhelmed by color, repeat the color palette in more subtle shades throughout other aspects of the decor. Here, the bright shades in the graphic floral print are subtly reflected in the striped couch cushions. (via A Life More Fabulous)
30. Neon on Neutrals: Whoever said neon wasn’t glamorous needs to check out this bedroom. The colors are so saturated that they instantly make you feel awake and invigorated, perfect for getting started in the morning. (via Design Vox)
Will you be trying any neon colors in your home? Let us know in the comments below!
Pocket doors are so delightful in and of themselves. They appear when you need them, get tucked away when you don't, and make it easy to define rooms while keeping an open floor plan. Add to the pocket door a joyful patterned wallpaper surprise, and you will be sent right into fits of visual jubilation! Or something ;) Today we're sharing two simple and impactful pocket door makeovers that zhuzh up your space in a jiffy.
Anjelika Temple here, co-founder of Brit + Co and proud owner of several pocket doors! When I moved into my first real grown-up house a couple years ago, I knew I wanted to incorporate wallpaper so reached out to our friends at Chasing Paper to see how we might collaborate. It felt like a total lightbulb moment when I realized I could create a surprise pop of pattern on a couple sets of pocket doors.
Not only is it a whimsical way to bring color into a space, but the doors double as picture-perfect backdrops for all your SFH (selfies from home, obvs).
A few pro tips about install:
- Removable wallpaper is miraculously forgiving! You can take it on and off multiple times without it losing integrity (or mucking up your surface).
- I ordered this adhesive wallpaper installation kit with a squeegee and xacto knife and it worked super well. I also recommend a sharp pair of scissors for cutting longer lines.
- This is a two-person job! Get a friend, put on a playlist, and get ready to bond.
- Wild, organic patterns like Tally are great because it's challenging to spot any imperfections in pattern alignment; keep pattern choice in mind if you've got a lot of corners to match up. More geometric patterns and larger shapes leave less room for error (but are awesome in their own right!).
BATHROOM POCKET DOORS
In our primary bathroom, we chose the wallpaper pattern Tally, designed by Kelly Ventura, in White and Navy. In our space, the navy reads as a soft black, which is perfect for the space. It's easy to combine an ever-rotating collection of linens with the Tally pattern.
I love how the white trim becomes the perfect frame around this pocket door piece of art.
My favorite moment in this space is the fact that you actually get a third pop of pattern thanks to our serendipitously placed mirror!
And yes, this one works pretty darn well as a backdrop too ;)
LIVING ROOM DOUBLE DOORS
This set of doors is definitely a focal point of our home. It separates our living room from our primary bedroom which opens onto our backyard. The doors are pretty much always open, but when they're closed we wanted to evoke a fun, nature-inspired vibe. With that in mind, we selected the Lines and Moons pattern by Thimblepress in Green and Brown.
Earth mama vibes up in here! I love how the shapes and colors echo the ferns you see through the windows and the acorn wood details throughout the house.
Love this pattern moment, and xacto-ing out the door handle is def on the oddly satisfying DIY list.
For a pattern lover like me, I love that now I have this instant photo backdrop!
Thanks to Chasing Paper for providing these rolls of pure pattern amazingness. Head to chasingpaper.com to find our own favorites and start adding patterns to your home!
(Wallpaper wingwoman: Kayla Haykin; Photography: Kurt Andre)