Shelf lighting illuminating the liquor bottles adds a colorful and decorative look to this bar. A painted brick accent wall features bold lettering and compliments the neutral and black tones in the room. Green bar chairs line the bar for a clean, contemporary finish.
A contoured armchair anchors this reading nook in comfort and modern style. The white bookshelf with a painted interior coordinates with the graphic area rug, and is an colorful backdrop for a collection of books.
Instead of buying a standard shelving unit, Kyle Larsen DIY know-how to use and create a piece that is unique to them. By creating a staggered, wall-mounted shelf, they gave their apartment a eye-catching display piece where an assortment of colorful accessories can live.
The wall that separates the living room and dining room is the focal point in the space. Containing a fireplace, a shelf for displaying colorful vases and a flat space for showcasing the homeowners' art, the feature wall adds a ton of personality to the neutral space.
Little girls will love this pretty in pink bedroom with pale pink walls and hot pink metal headboards. Colorful artwork in the center of the wall ties together all the colors found in the space. The cubby style bookshelf doubles as a nightstand for the twin beds.
This transitional living room features a neutral sofa paired with colorful accents, like the multicolor striped area rug and charcoal accent wall. A white built-in bookshelf to the right of the fireplace provides ample storage for books and other decorative items, like a plant and traditional clock.
A large built-in bookshelf blends into the beige paint of the walls and ceiling of this living room. Colorful furniture adds life to the middle of the room; including a gray sofa with nailhead trim, a mustard yellow armchair with a red floral design and a leather coffee table with red legs.
Designer Claire Paquin designed this home office to accommodate two users as well as her client's storage needs. She lined one long wall with built-in bookcases and file cabinetry, while using the other walls for built-in desks and additional cabinets. Colorful modern art and area rug complete this contemporary look.
Wall space above a bookshelf doesn't always have to have art. In this living room, designer Janna Allbritton used a wood coat rack with metal hooks, which is cheaper than a painting. Then you can display anything you want, whether it's a simple number for a graphic element or colorful hats or scarves.
This white bookshelf fades into the wall and lets the objects on the shelves take center stage. Designers kept accessories in a similar color palette as the rest of the home—blue, black and coral—and used a mix of paperbacks, colorful hardcovers, small accessories and plants for a balanced look.
Windows that stretch to the ceiling make this transitional living room feel grand yet inviting. A plush purple velvet chair with a matching ottoman rests by the fireplace, while a beige sofa sits adjacent to a pair of blue chairs. A built-in bookshelf displays colorful accessories and books for the avid reader.
This bright white modern living room features a built-in shelving unit for displaying colorful accessories, adding a punch of color to the small space. Blue vases on the top shelf tie in with the room's light blue sofa and blue patterned area rug.
Here's a fresh twist on the stodgy library: The bookcase was customized to fit around the pale gray settee, then filled with colorful books and accessories. The room is a perfect example of the rule the designers used throughout the home: Neutral building materials only, then color layered in for a firework finish.
Ceiling Beams add architectural interest and coordinate with the darkly stained lower cabinets. Having two light fixtures over the island gives the space a sense of scale and the tile backsplash and colorful rug add character and a touch of personality. Gray bar chairs provide seating for the kitchen island and a nifty display shelf provides storage/display options.
This bedroom was designed for a spunky 6-year-old with big dreams of walking on the moon one day! To prepare him for the adventures ahead, Little Crown Interiors outfitted the space with pieces that encourage creativity and critical thinking, like a custom "snake" bookcase, bubble chair and a colorful rug that doubles as a puzzle.
In the open plan space, a living area that easily seats eight adds another colorful note to this interior. The mix of styles is engaging. A large farmhouse table sets the scene. Dining chairs have been upholstered in an eye-catching striped pattern, in a color that mirrors the home’s bookcase. To top it off, a beautiful flea market-sourced chandelier adds a vintage touch to the space.
Everything in the young girl’s room has meaning. Here is a closer look at the quilt gifted to her from her mom and grandmother. Whitney and Micah bought this vintage bed, restored it, and lacquered it red especially for their daughter. It works perfectly with her well-organized red bookcase. Micah had the colorful rug woven specifically for her room when she was born. Lastly, the well-preserved hardwood floors are original to the house.
This homeowner's love for color does not stop in the living room; this kitchen is chock full of color. The wood floor has been painted blue and green with an argyle pattern. A red kitchen island and blue double ovens accent the space. In the back of the bookcases, wallpaper has been applied to add more color to the space. The shelves are dotted with colorful pots, pans and dishes for easy access as well as decoration.