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It’s a brand new year, and it’s time to take a brand new bold approach to decorating! Don’t be shy about using bright colors — they’re a great tool for injecting life and energy into any décor.

While we believe you can never have enough bright colors in your home, it IS possible to over-do it in one room. The trick to keeping it harmonious and tasteful is to either A) choose one or two complimentary colors for large items (like a sofa) or walls, or B) choose a variety of colors but stick with smaller accent pieces.

The photo below demonstrates a great way to incorporate multiple colors:

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The room below sticks with a 2-tone theme: black and red!

bold1Photo Source: Cathy Hobbs. Design by Cathy Hobbs Design Recipes.

And finally, to make an extra bold statement, pick just one bright color! The white sofa really pops against the vibrant purple.

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