How to Decorate with Color

Have your guests seen all your decorating tricks? Use these easy groupings to spice up couch, a side table and wall space. Spicing up the party is still up to you. *Prices and other details were accurate when we published this article in February 2010.

By Allison Lind | Photography by lamen Petkov

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Photo: Plamen Petkov


Bright colors can be sophisticated; just go bold in increments. The mirrors are playful and the pillow's optical illusion (a repeated greyhound silhouette) creates interest. Finally, wood candlesticks neutralize the bright hues.

Mandara Candlesticks, from $32, for stores
Organic Greyhound Pillow in Raspberry, $38 (cover), $56 (with insert),
Bubble Dot Mirror Set, $69 for five

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