7 Tasteful Ways to Transform a Room Using Colorful Accents

A living room featuring colorful art

You can still have a primarily neutral color palette while incorporating a few bold colors throughout your home without overwhelming the space. We've come up with seven fun ideas to get you started.

Navy interior paint from The Home Depot photo

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Navy Paint

Although making a statement doesn't have to involve interior paint, we love a good accent wall whether it's in the living room, bathroom, or even a home office. Inspired by Pantone's color of the year, we have our eyes on this rich navy blue shade from The Home Depot. It's available in a variety of finishes and will look great paired with gold wall decor like picture frames or floating shelves.

To buy: $19 for a gallon; homedepot.com

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Golden yellow love seat from Wayfair photo

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Love Seat

Yellow might sound like an intimidating hue for furniture at first, but once you lay eyes on this velvet love seat you'll be imagining it in your space (and adding it to your cart) in no time. The sofa has a modern look that's sure to grab anyone's attention when they walk into the room and can be decorated with soft neutral pillows or a multicolor throw to make even more of a statement. If yellow isn't your preferred shade, choose from a variety of other colors like purple, blush pink, navy blue, and more.

To buy: $380; wayfair.com

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Faux floral arrangement from Pottery Barn photo

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Faux Flowers

If you're searching for an affordable way to add color to a room, look no further. This faux floral arrangement features colorful roses and hydrangeas that are ideal to display during warm-weather months, and as a bonus the bouquet includes a clear glass vase. Place it on your dining table or coffee table for a beautiful spring-inspired centerpiece that will always look fresh.

To buy: $30 (was $50); potterybarn.com

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Pink throw pillow from Cost Plus World Market photo

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Throw Pillow

Even with its bright pink fabric, this throw pillow is so versatile you'll want to order more than one so you can use them to decorate multiple areas of your home. And for just $10 a piece, why not? The cover is made with luxe velvet that's machine washable, and it even comes with a removable insert. Not only is it a stylish decoration, it's also super comfortable so be prepared for cozy afternoon naps.

To buy: $10; worldmarket.com

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Set of three abstract art prints from Target photo

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Art Prints

Another easy and budget-friendly way to give your room a pop of color is by hanging up a few abstract prints. We found this set of three that features complementary colors and comes in pretty gold frames so you can hang each piece as soon as they arrive. Place them together for a cohesive look, or spread them out among multiple rooms in your home to emphasize a common theme.

To buy: $40; target.com

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Blue accent chair from Cost Plus World Market photo

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Accent Chair

We envision this turquoise upholstered chair working well in a home office to replace an unsightly—and uncomfortable!—desk chair, but it could also be used in many other ways. Place it in the living room as a bold accent chair, or order more than one along with a small wooden end table to arrange an indoor conversation set.

To buy: $250; worldmarket.com

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Peel-and-stick yellow floral wallpaper from Wayfair photo

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Peel-and-Stick Wallpaper

If you aren't ready to commit to painting an entire wall, we recommend going with peel-and-stick wallpaper instead. It's made with an adhesive back that's easy to install or take down on your own, and it will instantly transform any room with its bright floral pattern.

To buy: $11/sq. ft.; wayfair.com

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