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Casa Quickie: Add a Dash of Color

One of the simplest ways to renew the look of any room in your maison is to add a dash of color. LivingEtc has a handful of quick tips that they say will "bring a room bang up to date," and give "an all white scheme" attitude:

  • Line curtain panels with "a hint of luxurious colored silk."
  • "Wrap chair legs in colored paper."
  • Offset "a group of monochrome ornaments with a colored one."
  • "Paint just part of a piece of furniture, leaving the rest white," and carry the color throughout the room by using it for lampshade trim or a cushion.
  • Paint a simple stripe in one corner to add depth to the room.
  • Line a cabinet with "brightly patterned fabric or wallpaper," and "use complementary accessories to pull the whole look together."


Join The Conversation
janetfinkel janetfinkel 9 years
Lining curtains or draperies in silk IS REALLY STUPID! This designer knows NOTHING about fabric. SILK ROTS IN THE SUN! The best idea is to line with a hint of beautifully toned Polyester that looks like silk. I am a window fashion professional and interior designer. I hate to see posts like this from utter know nothings who think they know it all.
emalove emalove 9 years
All white schemes are so not my favorite...unless it's done with really intersting, amazing pieces. Otherwise, it's so blah. I'm a huge fan of color. It's a must for me.
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
Color is key!
wren1 wren1 9 years
I love the idea of lining curtains in colored silk.
terryt18 terryt18 9 years
The other ideas sound okay though. I'm wondering about the stripe in the corner. That's way doable. Is that a vertical stripe on both sides of the wall in the corner?
terryt18 terryt18 9 years
"Wrap chair legs in colored paper." That sounds stupid.
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