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When staging a home, it’s easy to take the safest route and avoid any type of contrast in their décor. Staying relatively neutral is a great strategy, but a monochromatic room is dull! Don’t be afraid to add pops of contrasting color for a little flare.


before living roomPhoto Credit: Cathy Hobbs

In this before photo, the beige color scheme overwhelms the room. The eye isn’t drawn anywhere in particular, so the room appears to be drab and dull.


after living roomPhoto Credit: Cathy Hobbs. Designed by Cathy Hobbs Design Recipes

As you can see in the after photo, the room was given a fresh update by combining red and blue accents. The eye is drawn quickly to the teal vases on the table and then drawn outward to the red accent pieces along the perimeter of the room. A focal point is instantly made, and the room appears brighter and larger.

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