7 Ways to Add a Little Pizazz to a Plain Room

7 Ways to Add a Little Pizazz to a Plain Room

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Nancy Mitchell
Mar 26, 2015
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Maybe there's a room in your house that could use a little extra something. Sure, there's nothing really wrong with it... it just lacks that wow factor. Here are seven things that are guaranteed to add a little pizzaz to even the most somnolent space.

A statementy rug.
Adds color, pattern, and a little je ne sais quoi. Definitely ties the room together. This one, from Natalie and Kevin's Perfect Parkdale Perch, is a Turkish kilim; for sources click here.

(Image credit: Design Sponge)

High-impact lighting.
Lights up the room, and gives you something exciting to look at. Case in point: this Serge Mouille stunner in an interior from Design Sponge. (If the Serge Mouille is out of your price range, any big, bold swing-arm sconce or lamp will do.)

(Image credit: Anthology Magazine)

Something with a really bold pattern.
Like this Chesterfield sofa with a gorgeous, bold Marimekko print, as seen in Anthology Magazine's Spring 2012 issue. Can't afford to buy new furniture? A printed throw can also do the trick.

(Image credit: The Picket Fence Project)

A tree.
Trees indoors: not just for Christmas anymore. Fiddle leaf fig trees have been enjoying huge popularity lately, and they're a great way to make a big impact without spending a lot of money. Or try growing citrus indoors, which will make your home look and smell amazing.

Here, a fiddle leaf fig tree enlivens a bedroom from The Picket Fence Project.

(Image credit: AD España)

An accent wall.
An accent wall, especially in a bold color (as in this space from AD España), is a great way to shake things up a little.

(Image credit: Nancy Mitchell)

Or even better, experiment with crazy shapes, like Emily did in her Houston home.

(Image credit: Freunde von Freunden)

A really big piece of art.
Nothing transforms a room quite like a really big piece of art. We love the mural in this dining room from Freunde von Freunden.

(Image credit: Adrienne Breaux)

Color where you least expect it.
On a door? Inside a closet? On the ceiling? Adding a little color in an unexpected place (like this closet in Laura & Ray's Art-Filled Austin Home) is a great way to perk up any room.

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