Sometimes all you need is a colorful accent or two to bring a room from OK to outstanding. For some easy-to-copy inspiration, we searched the Apartment Therapy archives.
- Beth's bedspread introduces bright green and turquoise into an all-white room. For a similar color scheme on the cheap, try Urban Outfitters' Dot Leaf Bedspread ($36).
- Archana's home is defined by warm colors. In the bedroom, a deep red rug softens and brightens the floor. For a roundup of similar red rugs, click here.
- In Gene and Heidi's bedroom, a set of Josef Albers Nesting Tables ($1,950) coordinates with their art books. For a DIY version of the tables, click here.
- Lisa and Clay hung bright artwork above the bed and added an extra pop of color in their pillowcases.
- Alisha's guest bed is topped with pillows printed and embroidered in bright patterns. Anthropologie sells similar styles.
- In Dan's bedroom, a Florence Knoll bench upholstered in red kicks the décor up a notch. If you own a bed without a footboard, a bench can also be a helpful piece at the foot of the bed.
- AB Chao redecorated her teenage daughter's bedroom in a red, black, and white color scheme with matching Ljusas Uvas bedside lamps from IKEA ($40 each).
- A painted headboard is a quick and easy DIY bedroom update. For tips on doing your own, see Maxwell's painted headboard project.
- Check out the kelly green side-by-side dressers in Turquoise's bedroom, and if you're inspired, see this post for tips on upgrading your own dresser with new paint and hardware.
- In my old bedroom, I used a Track Quilt from Unison as an accent blanket — it was a way to add color and contrast without spending too much on new bedding.
Photos: Liezel Strauss and Beth Evans, Archana, Gene Na, Phillip Maisel, Alyssa Remington, Evan Thomas, AB Chao, Maxwell Gillingham-Ryan, Vanessa De Vargas, Sarah Coffey