How to Decorate With Color (Quick tips!)
- Draw the eye to a single point of emphasis like a large piece of colorful art
- Set out attractive accessories that really pop
- Contrast your brighter colors with subtle tones
Ready to take the color wheel for a spin? Step out of your comfort zone this summer and bring in bold, bright and beautiful accents for the pop of color your home needs! Here’s everything you need to know about decorating with summertime brights.
1. | Focal Point
What’s your headliner? Is there one piece in the room your eye is drawn to first? If your room is missing that special something, bring in a strong, colorful focal point to draw the eye to a central location. Pick one key item such as an oversized piece of canvas art or an assortment of bright pillows to bring in your statement color and surround it with softer tones to balance the contrast. Don’t let your wall art look lonely! Frame the look with buffet lamps on either side or decorative sconces to tie it all together.
2. | Eye-catching Accessories
Spice things up with eye-catching accessories! Drab knick-knacks have no place in a home styled for summer! Clear out the clutter and make room for unique pieces that capture your personality and make a statement. Get creative with layers and break up the space with stacking to keep the eye moving across the room. Don’t be afraid to include more than one or two bright colors into your summer style! We love pairing our brightly colored lamps with contrasting throw pillows and sprucing the look up with a fresh floral arrangement!
3. | Complementing Tones
While we love variety, bright colors can easily overwhelm a room, so pick a few key items to bring out your chosen color and let subtle, complementing tones pull the whole look together. We’re loving pairing bright oranges, pinks, and violets together for the summer! There’s no magical formula for a cascading color scheme for summer – so make it yours! If you’re totally in love with turqiouse or crazy over coral, be sure to lead your style with your favorites! And remember, if you don’t love it, throw it out! Make room for bright colors that inspire you for easy summer living!
What’s your favorite summer color? Comment below and share your favorite summertime shades! Don’t forget to tag us on Instagram with @kirklands and #mykirklands and show us how you incorporate bright and sunny shades into your home!