Think of trim as a room’s jewelry—the finishing touch that sets the style, adds a little flair, and pulls different elements together. Create a statement with your trim by painting it a color that contrasts with the rest of the room. It will make the different features pop and completely change the look of the space.
If you’ve been itching to paint a wild, bright color but don’t want to overwhelm the room, paint an accent wall. It’s like adding just the right amount of spice to a meal. The best wall to accent: The one where your eye naturally wants to go.
Chevrons, or inverted Vs, are a fun motif for all kinds of projects. You can send them marching across a tabletop or wall, or use rows of chevrons to join two end tables (as pictured here). Although the pattern looks complex, it is easier to create than it seems.
Nearly everyone has a handful of mismatched candlesticks, but it’s hard to display orphans, even if they’re beautiful. Paint your solo candlesticks a single bold color to create a unified collection with dramatic punch.
Blank white roller shades let in a lot of light, but they can also be a bit, well, blank. Add a little excitement to your shades by stenciling designs on them. It’s easy and inexpensive—and your shades will be total originals.
Wallpaper is making a comeback. Want to take part in the movement? There’s no need to wallpaper an entire room the way people did years ago. Instead, choose a bright and bold pattern and use it on just one accent wall. You cut the cost, speed the work, and wind up with a room that sings.