1. Pull the rug out from under your room
This rug has pretty much every color EXCEPT the navy blue of the sofa but still works in the room. I heard a decorator say that whenever his focus is one particular hue, he makes sure he also includes elements in the room that are lighter and darker versions of it. So the Serenity in this rug works with the darker blue sofa because they're in the same color family.
2. Toss around some pillows
The simple addition of pink pillows and a dusty blue throw bring a whole new sensibility to this space.
3. Smarten up your art
Who would’ve thought to mix pink with peachy orange walls? And yet it works, thanks to the pink in the largest painting and supporting accessories (pillows, throw, cute little pink table).
4. A tisket, a tasket, don’t forget the basket
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5. Cuddle up a little closer
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Given the artwork and the liberal use of black, this room could take on a variety of different looks simply by changing out the bedding. I wonder what it looked like BEFORE the homeowner decided to feature Rose Quartz and Serenity in these gorgeous blankets?
6. Paint yourself out of a blah corner
Start small with paint and work up your courage. Try a little bit of pink or blue, for instance, on a door. Keep chanting, "Paint is the budget-conscious redecorator’s friend." Results like this will convince you in no time.
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If you’re not ready to commit to all pink and/or blue when you paint the insides of a shelf unit, make each shelf a different color and include pink and blue in the mix. It’s a cheery look, and it gives you lots of options for accessorizing.
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Accent walls are great, too, and help you get used to using more color. Paint is one place to take color risks and go beyond what you’ve tried before. You can always change it if you don’t like it, and why live the rest of your life wondering if it would have been truly astonishing? Few things are as rewarding—or as forgiving—as paint. See more ideas for pink-painted living rooms on Apartment Therapy.
7. You deserve flowers
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Blue-and-white chinoiserie, as in this fish bowl repurposed as a vase, is timeless, whether it’s on its own or filled with branches of pale-pink plum blossoms. No one can argue that it makes this largely neutral room sing.
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Even a simple bouquet of pink peonies in a glass jar will become the focal point, no matter where they're placed. And flowers, because they’re from nature, behave as a neutral no matter their color or the colors that surround them. To me, their effect is to heighten all the senses and make everything in a room crisper and more penetrating.
See more photos of this home owned by blogger Lizzie Garrett Mettler on One Kings Lane. And don’t forget to check out her blog, The Reed.
8. Set a killer table
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Who doesn’t look for an excuse to add to their collection of colorful plates and glassware? And if all you have is plain white china and clear glasses, just think of the fun you can have with colorful chargers, napkins, placemats, runners and tablecloths--pink and blue this year, and next year, who knows? See more photos of this baby shower tablescape at Kimberly Schlegel Whitman Blog.
9. Use it all!
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