The designers of this family residence used white walls and neutral furniture—gray and white in the living room—to create a peaceful foundation. Accessories bring in bright pops of color and they're easy to change up for a whole new look!
Sinuous lines abound in this Mediterranean-style dining room. From the curved tray ceiling and ornately turned chair legs to the filigreed chandelier, there's no shortage of curves and turns. Pops of orange help to brighten the ochre walls and stone floor.
Hit the dollar store for an inexpensive set of forks, knives and spoons when it comes to furnishing your dorm room. Buy four settings to accommodate a small group and account for inevitable lost utensils throughout the year. Displaying your silverware in a bright colored mug creates easy storage and can compliment your color scheme.
Before the remodel, TV trays acted as makeshift computer desks in the living room. Chip Wade, host of HGTV's Elbow Room and Curb Appeal, upgraded the family’s office space with this custom, swivel-arm desk for two. The desktops swing out, allowing Mom and Dad to face the family while they work. The desks tuck back into the wall when computer work (or play) is done.
The black and white pattern on this serving tray brings a mediterranean influence to the style of this simple and pretty display. The orange book cover adds a pop of color to bring dimension to the small set up.
This silver serving tray shines atop the fluffy white linens in this bedroom showcasing a breakfast of fresh cantaloupe, toast and orange juice. The matching silver teapot and cream dish complete the set, and a vase of lavender adds a soft touch of purple.
An orange velvet chair and purple area rug bring pops of color into this neutral contemporary living space. The open-concept living room, dining room and kitchen are brought together under a single tray ceiling with recessed lighting and continuous hardwood floors.
This minimalistic modern bedroom features an all-over neutral palette paired with pops of orange color, as seen in the vibrant bedside lamps and striped throw pillow. A taupe chaise lounge sits to the right of the bed, while a metallic ceiling fan hangs from the double tray ceiling.
Designed for an artistic teen girl, this bedroom features fun pops of turquoise, orange and lime green against sophisticated gray walls. The art theme is carried from the splatters of paint across the ceiling to a desk and desk lamp that appear to be dripping paint.
A brown leather sofa matches a dark wooden coffee table in front of the neutral living room walls. Orange throw pillows and a contrasting patterned blue pillow add color to the room. Two scenic photos and a bright blue breakfast tray pull repeat the hue.
Take a cheap white bowl (this one cost $2 at a Goodwill thrift shop) and add interest by filing it with a unique accessory: pink beads. Then don't forget mirrors, big or small, when decorating a living space. Designer Heather Hogan Roberts of Ivy and Vine used a mirrored tray underneath. Beyond the table, the woven basket holding blankets on the hearth used to be hidden behind a chair.
This contemporary white master bedroom features a traditional four poster bed with white and neutral bed linens, a gold highlighted tray ceiling, crystal chandelier, contemporary accessories, and pops of orange.