Go from Good to Great: 6 Colorful Seating Ideas

Go from Good to Great: 6 Colorful Seating Ideas

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Adrienne Breaux
Feb 22, 2015

Whether you're looking for a solid way to add bold color to your space without painting or you're just looking for any way to add boldness to your space, using bright seats is a powerful way to make a room go from good to great. Here are some fun ideas to experiment with in your own home.

Go big

(Pictured above) Want to make a room go from good to whoa? Then splurge on large vintage furniture seating like couches and side lounge chairs that sport a bold, solid-colored upholstery. The mix of different colors will be exhilarating in the same space. Seen on Design Love Fest.

(Image credit: Andie Powers)

DIY paint a hard-surface seat

Take any old seating option you already have in your space — from wood, to metal and other materials in between — and paint it a bold color. Makeover just one seat for a solo punch of bold color, or repaint a whole set of seating options for a bigger impression.

Go dark and dramatic

Combine boldly colored seating with a dark hue (even consider mirroring that shade in another home element) and watch as your room goes from boring to dramatic.

Small is good, too

Small furniture pieces in a bold or bright color can make quite the visual impact in a room, as well. Even more so when it's the only colorful furniture element in the space.

Get dynamic with dining chairs

The dining room is an easy way to experiment with the idea of bold, colorful seating, because these (usually smaller) chairs can come in just about any shape and color, can be painted, switched out easily and in general, aren't altogether unexpected to be colorful.

(Image credit: The Style Files)

Highlight double-duty seating

If you use any small stools or chairs as things other than seating, make them a bold color to highlight the double-duty function. Seen on The Style Files.

How do you use color with your seating to take your rooms from good to great? Any fun ideas you've come up with in your home?

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