In this bright, natural light-filled home, color comes from the accessories: artwork, books, even plants and bowls of fruit! The bonus of this setup is that it can easily be switched up as moods and seasons change.
A trio of brown fabric chairs surround a round dining table decorated with a metallic bowl and scattered fruit. A chandelier hanging from a wood paneled ceiling adds to the ambiance of the sophisticated, yet casual dining room.
Let your kids play Mother Nature by creating flowers and butterflies using fresh fruits and vegetables. To make the flower, spoon plain Greek yogurt into a small bowl, then use fresh fruit like strawberries and blueberries to create petals. Make a colorful butterfly with cucumber slices, bell pepper pieces, raspberries and blueberries.
White cabinets and black kitchen appliances pop against the gray paint and gray subway tile on the walls of this Traditional kitchen. Bowls of fresh fruit on the marble countertop add a splash of color against the grays and the neutral tile floor.
Chair rail molding divides two-toned walls in this neutral dining room. Sheer curtains and white blinds feel crisp and airy against the dark hardwood floor and black dining table. Fresh flowers and a bowl of fruit add a refreshing splash of color.
A little color goes a long way in this predominantly gray dining room. Two white pendants illuminate the dining table while a pair of floor lamps flank a colorful abstract painting in vibrant oranges and blues. Staging with fresh flowers and bowls of colorful fruit bring additional splashes of color to the room.
Shiny marble countertop and white cabinets provide a clean backdrop for the metallic refrigerator, sink, and hanging lights in this Transitional kitchen. A bowl of fruit, flowers, and a standing plant add a touch of color to the neutral color scheme and the dark hardwood flooring in the attached dining room.
A stainless steel apron front sink is offset by glass-front kitchen cabinets and a window garden in the Paz family kitchen redesigned by Abby Vasek, Anne Rue and Brooks Atwood on HGTV Star Season 8. Cheery potted plants and a bountiful bowl of fruit add life to the neutral countertop and backsplash.
Don’t forget to top off your entertainment space (especially your place setting!) with your own style for a one-of-a-kind feel.
“Incorporating small personalized touches to place settings, like fresh fruit or brightly patterned bowls, is an easy, budget-friendly way to make your table scape feel more intimate and special,” Jenny says.
Don't limit your decorating to the dining table. Create small, casual bouquets to display on a buffet or hutch. Repeating the natural elements from the dough bowl will add a greater impact to the entire space. Fill the bouquets with simple flowers, dried bittersweet branches, wheat sprigs and even fruit or mini pumpkins on skewers.
This small kitchen uses a retro black mini fridge, a small fitted stove and a combination of cabinets and open shelving to be fully functional without feeling claustrophobic. Natural light floods in from the window and bounces off the bright white walls, ceiling and marble countertop. Bowls of fruit and a collection of fresh flowers bring natural color to the room.