Like the sun breaking through gray skies, this color combination is a happy surprise. Let the yellow accents shine by choosing clean, modern lines on the walls, windows, and floor.
Mismatched chairs in neutral shades add character to this open, inviting space. A floral wallpaper in a muted tone will feel modern, not frilly, which can balance a space that is filled with accessories like hanging wreaths, bamboo cutting boards, and more.
Traditional and antique pieces, like these Louis-style chairs, can feel intimidating when grouped together. But this room maintains a fresh face with various neutrals (whites, creams, and sage green) sprinkled throughout the space and accented with a single bit of hanging bling.
If you love one bold color, go for it, but keep the competition in check—or, in this case, in toile. By sticking with a single two-toned fabric on the curtains and chairs, the whole patterned effect is easy on the eyes.
Bright on White
Clean walls, airy window treatments, and a whitewashed farmhouse-style table are perfect for a light-filled room with a view. Keep the whole look grounded with the right amount of texture, which is introduced with a set of rustic, woven chairs.
For those with a modern aesthetic, white is a popular choice for walls, floors, and even furniture. Lean on accents and textured pieces to soften up the space. Here, the set of cushioned chairs in a sophisticated pattern keep the white lacquer Parsons-style table from feeling too stark.
Fit for a Crowd
When you're decorating a large, wide-open space, focus on capturing light and calling attention to architectural details. Display treasured mementos in open bookshelves to personalize a space and to give it a cozy vibe. Slipcovered chairs add texture and offer flexibility to a palette because they can easily be changed—and washed.