Tips for Bold Decorating

Bold decorating in a brightly colored living room with a chandelier.

If you are looking to enliven your home, there are many ways you can incorporate bold elements.  With vibrant paint, wallpaper, fabric, art and unique lighting and accessories, you can transform your space into a stylish bold interior that is invigorating and fun.  Here are some tips for bold decorating that will bring your space to life.

A bold bedroom with polka dots on the wall.
Bold wallpaper brings this space to life
A boldly decorated dining room with a round table and chairs.
Photo, Traditional Home
A bold dining room with a gold wall and a fur rug.
Anne Coyle Interiors

Bold wallpaper and paint give an instant lift to a room, adding vibrancy and interest.  Wallpaper also adds the element of texture, giving a room depth.

Bold decorating with zebra print chairs in a living room.
Room design Jill Sorensen via
A bold bedroom with green walls and a zebra rug.
Room design Jill Sorensen

Bright and boldly patterned fabrics have a transformative effect, bringing life and energy to a space.  Mix contrasting colors or create a monochrome backdrop for expressive art, accent furniture and accessories.  Upholster classic furniture in modern or animal prints.

A living room with bold blue and white furniture.
Photo, Ballard Designs
A living room with bold decorating and white couches.
Orange accents and fun patterns enliven this space

Play with pattern to create a balance of shapes and textures.  Mix geometrics with stripes or carry a pattern through the entire room for one bold decorating statement.

A bold elephant head on the wall of a living room.
A bold elephant sculpture makes a fun focal point
A bold living room with animal heads on the wall.
Williams-Sonoma Ceramic Taxidermy

Artwork is a truly expressive way to incorporate boldness into your decorating.  Paintings and sculpture can capture the imagination and inspire the rest of your decorating throughout the room.

A living room with a bold, colorful rug on the floor.
A colorful rug bolsters the space
A bold living room with red and white accents.

Lighting, rugs and decorative accessories are the finishing touches that can really add pizzazz to a room.  A bold area rug will ground the space and set the stage for your decorating scheme.

A living room with a bold, colorful rug.

Decorative accessories and throw pillows can really set off a bold decorating venture.  Create depth, variety and texture with accessories that complement the space.

A bold living room with a pink couch.
Bold colors and classic shapes offer a lively contrast
A living room with bold orange and white furniture.
Rizzoli New York

Balance the energy throughout the room.  Play up areas by accenting vibrantly painted or papered walls with unique art work.  Place unique accent furniture next to boldly upholstered pieces.

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A boldly decorated living room with red chairs and a chandelier.
A glittering contemporary chandelier
A bold living room with a chandelier hanging over a couch.
A beautiful cascading chandelier makes a bold and elegant statement

Install beautiful lighting fixtures that add an illuminating statement to the room.  A colored glass chandelier, a unique modern fixture, or elaborate sconces serve a practical purpose as well as decorative.

A bold dining room with a pink rug and black chairs.
Photo, Houzz
A kitchen with a bold red counter top.
Rysso Peteres via Interior Design 2014
A boldly decorated living room with orange and black accents.
Pops of orange open up the space

Dare to be bold.  Capture the essence of a vibrant, fun interior by taking bold steps in decorating.  Add plenty of color, pattern and unique pieces to transform your space from blah to bold!


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