Renters, take heart! Sometimes, in the midst of agonizing over wall colors or lack thereof, we can forget that walls are not the only thing that make a room fun and colorful. Curtain panels in solid, saturated hues are a quick solution to the problem of boring white walls — and they're easy to swap out, too!
In my decorating work, I find a definite hesitancy to embrace the idea of solid colored curtain panels. People that "like color" have a hard time letting go of the idea of boldly painted walls, and color shy folks opt for solid white or patterned panels every time. However, for the color deprived, solid panels are the perfect way to make a large statement without painting the walls. In fact, white rooms with a limited range of solid hues often appear more vibrant and colorful than rooms with painted walls. For color-loving renters who can't paint their walls or for those that tend to want to redecorate often, solid curtains are perfect. For the biggest impact, use them in conjunction with a few other accents in the same hue spread throughout the room such as a few toss pillows, a throw, and a flower vase.
(Images: 1: Style at Home, 2: Shulyer Sampteron Interior Design, 3, 4: Domino Magazine, 5: House Beautiful, 6: Architectural DIgest, 7: Better Homes and Gardens)