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How to tie a room together with color

It’s a happy day when my HGTV magazine arrives in the mail. I love looking at all the beautiful pictures of homes. Everything looks so bright and refreshing.

Their secret to presenting a beautiful room is how well they unify it with color. The million dollar question is how do you get that same look in your home.

Start with a neutral palette.

Use what you have. The largest item in the living room is usually the sofa or a bed in the bedroom, anchoring the rooms. If your sofa is beige, white, or grey, it makes a great starting point for your room.

TIP: Even dark-colored furniture, such as a black leather sofa has a refreshing look by using reflective accents such as silver picture frames, a metal base coffee table with a travertine top.


Reese black leather power sofa by La-Z-Boy shows that neutral isn’t always light colors. Click here to see this power sofa in different angles.

Add an accessory you love.

If you have a heirloom painting that you love or lamps that make your heart sing, be sure to include that in your home. Make it the focal point. If it makes you happy, you will feel happy every time you enter the room.

TIP: Using accessories to add color makes your room fun and fresh without breaking the bank. Pillows and vases can easily move from room to room.


The yellow vases add the pop of color to this grey Bijou collection by La-Z-Boy. See more angles of this sofa here.

Repeat the color palette.

Take a cue from your favorite accessory and build from there. If you’re painting has orange, repeat shades of orange in other accessories such as in your curtains and area rug.

TIP: When repeating color accents, try varying the shade, pattern, and texture so it’s not too matchy-matchy. You want your room to look cohesive but not boring.


The just right accents of orange add a burst of color to this Delta City room by Benchcraft. To see the individual modulars of this sectional, including the full-size sleeper, click here.

With these easy steps, you can tie your room together with color. Share with us your pictures of your success.





About Terri Dux

When not watching her favorite TV channel, HGTV, Terri likes crafting, gardening, and thrifting at neighborhood garage sales.

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