1) Art We think grabbing inspiration from modern artists who work with color block patterns is an affordable way to make your own art! Austin’s Dick Clark architecture firm just recently finished the interior design of the models in the Spring Condominiums (and just revamped their website!) and while we’re digging the interior finishes a lot in the models, we really love the color block art we spotted.
2) Furniture There are lots of color block furniture pieces out there for your inspiration. We’re not suggesting you copy, but certainly you could get some ideas like painting the backs of shelves in different colors, or painting doors different colors to create that color block look.
3) Accessories Lots of fun accessories for color-block inspiration exist for purchase, but if you’re crafty, why not take existing accessories or affordable accessories you find and transform them into color block patterns? We’re finding inspiration with these CB2 colored balls.
4) Horizontal surfaces Adapting a cool DIY rug project could make an affordable color block rug seem doable. Posts like How To Make a Block Print Rug Using a Welcome Mat, Painting a Carpet and Paint Your Own Rug have lots of tips and instructions.
5) Vertical surfaces Walls, kitchen cabinets and window treatments are all fair game when it comes to incorporating a little color block. We have such a big crush on the treatment seen in this Ohdeedoh post; it's so doable and affordable! And this eHow article has information on how to do a little color blocking yourself.