When you have bold, colorful art and furniture, designers often use restraint on the frames. The frames don't need to match, either. These white and black frames in the gallery art cost less than $10 each from IKEA. This room was part of the home makeovers created by designers and DIYers through nonprofit organization Dwell with Dignity Atlanta for families transitioning from homelessness and poverty.
A distressed rug gives a nice faded element to the pigmented furniture pieces surrounding it. A mix of patterned pillows decorate the mustard yellow sofa situated in front of the floral wall tapestry with complimentary hues. Deep red cushioned wood chairs and a shaggy faux fur seat surround the remaining sides of the clear, plastic contemporary coffee table.
A white wall sets a clean background for the colorful furniture in this living room. A green sofa with white zig zig pattern is decorated with striped black and white pillows and a long decorative pillow in the center. A pair of upholstered coffee tables feature a bright blue hue with fun, floral design. The versatile pieces also work as extra seating and ottomans.
Mint green, coral and soft blue create a pleasing pastel color palette. A large tufted coffee table with green stripes compliments the wall coloring. Coral striped chairs, green plaid chairs and a white sofa face into the centered coffee table. Decorative throw pillows and table lamps spread the pink hue from the chairs to the opposite side of the room for a finished design.
A large blue velvet sectional and a pair of modern red chairs face in toward a glass coffee table over a traditional patterned area rug. A mix of bold colored and polka dot throw pillows decorate the sofa. A second seating area designed under the large window uses a a tufted leather sofa and matching armchair. A similar mix of throw pillows is used tying the two spaces together. A pair of cow hide fabric chairs and a mounted half-table add to the eclectic vibe of the design.
This white living room has vivid pillows and accessories that add colorful flair to this space. An orange glass lamp plays off the orange in the floral-print pillows and acts as another pop of color in the room.
This outdoor living room has plenty of personality in it's colorful design featuring a wood burning fireplace, Spanish tile floor, and yellow walls. A red striped rug, yellow striped throw blanket, and red striped accent pillows add color and pattern to the space. The yellow walls display colorful scenic art and southwestern decor lit by the sun shining through above the wooden beams.
Inspired by the homeowner's fabulous collection of Chinese Art Deco rugs, this home is full of bold, vibrant colors. The sofa, coffee table and dining set are kept neutral to balance out the bright hues.
Cozy and comfortable are two words that come to mind with regard to this contemporary living room. A white sofa is packed with pillows, while trellis-patterned red slipper chairs offer additional seating. A painting of paint buckets adds another layer of color and pattern to the space.
For a coastal-inspired living room, the accessories can easily be replicated at discount home decor stores, says designer Robin LaMonte of Rooms Revamped Interior Design. Look for colorful bowls and plates for under $100.
Bright and whimsical accessories pop in this light-filled corner of a modern living room. Colorful art is matted for maximum impact, and surrounding books and accessories pull from its bright palette of primary and secondary hues. A leafy display in a clear glass vase adds life to the arrangement.