Sometimes a final squeeze of lemon juice or sprinkle of salt is what makes a dish really sing, and the same principle goes for decorating: the perfect pop — of color, pattern, light, or texture — can make all the difference. HomeGoods knows what we're talking about. Its stores are stocked with surprising and unique furniture, accents and accessories, all at prices that won't sabotage your wallet. With savings like these, you can give each corner of your space a new way to shine.
1. White + Bright = Beautiful.
We always think of black and white as the ultimate combo, but combining crisp white accents with a bright, bold color — using accents, furniture or wall art — gives a modern effect without the starkness that B&W can sometimes have. Add variations of cream and beige if you want to soften things up.
2. Metallics, Metallics, Metallics.
While your home shouldn't be one reflective surface, a few well-placed shimmers brighten things up big time. Strategically place small accents like antique-finished decanters and pearlized keepsake boxes or statement pieces like sunburst mirrors to up your elegance factor exponentially.
3. Mix Colors — and Patterns — Liberally.
We know you've already got some serious home style going on, so think of this as a bonus round: Wherever you're currently playing with color and pattern, add another element. Toss another floral pillow onto the couch, repeat the color of your lamp in a candy dish, or layer contrasting blankets across your armchair. As long as you keep it in the family, a hodge-podge will look creative, not crazy.
4. Pick a Color, Any Color.
Accessories in a single accent color create a unified look that pays off big time. Pick your favorite — high-drama fire-engine red? natural mossy green? — and echo it in everything from cocktail glasses to lamp shades.
5. Work With What You (Already) Got
Sometimes a new look is just a matter of perspective — and you already have everything you need for a fresh point-of-view! Consider your space with a mind to shaking things up by moving bedroom accents into the living room, creating new clusters of your antique tchotchkes or reorganizing your books by color.