Life is more fun when you are treated to happy surprises, like an unexpected bouquet of flowers, a call from a long-lost friend or an afternoon off on a beautiful day. Our homes need joyful surprises too, little touches here and there that make us pause and smile.
The color turquoise is the perfect pick to give your home — and life — some verve. Here are a few ways to splash up your decor with turquoise:A statement piece of furniture.
My friends Matt and Kristen came into my store, Nell Hill’s, ready to infuse their new family home with their vibrant personalities. They have an eye for decorating and are fearless with color. So they turned to turquoise to add energy and excitement to their decor. The heart of their stylish living room is an edgy blue leather coffee table ottoman. Ottomans are a great place to start if you want to add a pop of bold color to your decor.Toss in some pillows.
If bold color makes you a bit nervous, try it in small doses. You can get a lot of visual appeal by adding a pillow or two to a sofa or chair. That’s what I do in my home. My white sofas and chairs serve as blank canvasses for an ever-changing library of seasonal pillows. I don’t want lots of bold, saturated color in my home, but I love the spice I get from tossing a few peppy pillows here and there.Create a colorful foundation. Sprinkle in blue accents.
You don’t have to read my blog for long to know I’m crazy about brightly colored pottery. It’s super inexpensive, has wonderful lines and comes in just about every color imaginable, making it a great go-to pick if you want to pull together a killer display in a jiff.
Arresting accent lamps are one of my many addictions. I think of lamps like artwork, an ideal way to add individual character to a space and make it feel “finished.” Turquoise lamps don’t even have to be on to brighten up a space.
You can take things a step further by covering your table in a stunning tablecloth.Bedtime blues.
This column was adapted from Mary Carol Garrity’s blog at www.nellhills.com. She can be reached at email@example.com .