Sometimes in decorating, as in life, you have to break the rules. Most designers and retailers will tell you to buy your big investment pieces of furniture in neutral colors that will withstand the test of time. Neutrals like white, cream, tans, beiges, greys and browns are the typical colors for sofas, love-seats and chairs. But what if you aren’t a neutral kind of person? What if you don’t always follow the rules?
Going bold with color on your furniture is something that can bring your personality into your home décor. If you wear a lot of color in your clothes and accessories, living in a home decorated in neutrals just won’t seem like you. A red sofa might better suit your taste and personality than a neutral grey sofa.
Bold color can be painted on the walls or a single accent wall. Or you can go bold on the floor with patterned area rugs, carpet tiles or paint. There is no limit to where you can put color. Even color on the ceiling can work. Just like furniture, walls and floors do not have to be neutral. Accessories like lampshades, pillows, throws and objects are more ways to bring color into the room.
Of course if you do go bold with color, you’ll want to create balance so your space isn’t too overwhelming. White is a great way to balance bold color. And if you get tired of tired of the colorful furniture, you can always cover it with a white slipcover.