The best interior design ideas can come from a wide variety of sources. The right color palette, hardware style or piece of furniture can be the difference between a room that feels “off” and one that looks picture-perfect.
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Whether you’re looking to update your bedroom retreat, kitchen island or dining room table, these smart ideas will help turn your home into the picture-perfect retreat you’ve always dreamed of.
While some experts recommend sticking with neutrals in small spaces to elongate the look, others encourage using vibrant colors. Just make sure the hues are well-suited to your room’s dimensions and overall aesthetic. For example, if your space has low ceilings, a hot pink kitchen can be a glam-chic statement and draw the eye up to accentuate a high ceiling.
Another key tip for creating a more spacious look is to avoid overwhelming a small room with patterns, says Samantha Gallacher of Art+Loom and IG Workshop. Instead, she suggests incorporating textures rather than contrasting color and pattern to create visual interest.
With Pantone announcing Viva Magenta as its color of the year 2023, the season is an opportunity to try out bright hues that are bold and impactful, but not overpowering. If you’re not ready for a full room redo, incorporate a splash of your favorite color in an entryway or window treatment.