Editors’ Picks: Beautiful Bold Decorating Ideas
Have you ever fallen in love with a passionate paint color or boisterous print, but questioned whether you’d be able to live with it everyday? This is for you. Daring decor doesn’t have to be in-your-face. When it comes to bold elements and showstopping colors, less is more. Our design editors weigh in on the best spots to bring a zing of print, color and personality to your interior.
“A great spot to be bold with decor is in the entryway. It’s often a small space, so can handle a large impact. Plus, everyone entering your home will get a sense of your style right away! I love the idea of an energetic wallpaper print combined with natural textiles in warm tones.” – Lauren Petroff, Assistant Design Editor
“A dark dining room ceiling — deep blue or black — gives the impression of the night sky. It’s perfect for a room often used after dark. Use flat finish paint to maximize the drama and depth.” – Margot Austin, Senior Design Editor
“This staircase is visible from my living room and I wanted to add some color and pattern, but it’s too narrow to hang photographs or artwork. This simple painting project covered all points and saved me from having to make a decision on paint colors because I got to use them all!” – Kai Ethier, Assistant Design Editor
“Opening the door to a powder room and finding a fun, daring design is always a pleasant surprise. Because these rooms are small and only occasionally used, they’re the ideal place to take risks with color and pattern. Try a wacky wallpaper or paint big energizing stripes. Choose a unique sink or vanity. If you’ve always wanted a shocking pink room, do it here!” – Kimberley Brown, Senior Features Editor
“I think it takes a lot of guts to be this bold but if you have a closed dining room that only gets used for entertaining, I say go for it! Try something daring that’ll spark great conversation.” – Reiko Caron, Assistant Style Editor