When winter doldrums give way in the face of warmer days and blooming flowers, the desire to spread brighter hues throughout the home seems to take on a life of its own. Though there are plenty of ways to add a little color using fabric and accessories, some people take the quest for color a step further and add a bold and beautiful piece of furniture into the mix. Best of all, that bold piece of furniture might help you fight off the winter blues next year.
This wonderful yellow side table lives in a child's bedroom but could be equally at home next to your favorite reading chair in the living room. The shape and size are lovely, and that undershelf doubles the table's utility, but in the end it is the vibrant yellow hue that makes this DIY table a standout. (by Denese at plum)
Apartment Therapy's own Janel owns this fabulous watermelon dining table — a table that could certainly make any room sing. The clean lines and glossy finish make this pink table work; painting a heavy-legged wooden table this color would make an entirely different type of statement. Modern and fresh, this table from Blu Dot will never call to mind Barbie's dream house. (by Janel Laban at Dinner Party Plan: Setting the (New!) Pink Table)
Though designed for outdoor use, this bright orange table from CB2 is perfectly sized for a living room with limited space. The pinch under the tabletop creates a great space for remote controls or magazines; it would even hold a drink or two in a short glass. Lightweight and unusual, this small table nevertheless packs a big punch of color. (tote table from CB2)
After years of living in the garage, this former favorite got a new lease on life with a bright blue paint job. The ornate corners of this coffee table make for a sharp contrast to the modern color, a contrast that gives this table a wow factor the older wooden finish just can't match. Though teal and Tiffany blue are common decor colors, this bright blue is a more unusual shade that gives this living room a real focal point. (by Melissa at The Inspired Room)
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