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Feb 23, 2011

Decorating with yellow

By: Natalie Bahadur

Decorating with yellow Author: Style At Home

Colour
Feb 23, 2011

Decorating with yellow

By: Natalie Bahadur

When the sun plays hide and seek on cloudy days, our homes can feel dark and drab. No offense intended, Sun. We love you but you're not always the most reliable friend. So when grey days get you down, combat your sun deprivation with cheerful yellow home decor accessories that will not only provide a playful punch of colour but will also give you that sunny feeling indoors all year round.

Check out these great ways to decorate with yellow!

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These gorgeous curtains are made with a $10-a-yard chartreuse fabric that eniivens this living room with a vibrant splash of colour. Paired with pretty pink accessories, the result is a room that is bright and sunny year-round. Photography by Donna Griffith.

 

yellow-duvet.jpgBazaar duvet cover + shams
This pretty duvet cover is made from 220-thread-count cotton sateen. The soft yellow and golden hues make it a cheery addition to any bedroom. West Elm, $14.99 – $89.99.

yellow-dining-chairs.jpgAdd pops of colour in unexpected places. These dining room chairs are covered in a beautiful yellow fabric featuring a modern pattern from InVu Drapery. The graphic geometric pattern certainly commands attention! Photography by Virginia Macdonald.

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Faux yellow cherry blossom branch
Faux foliage never looked so good! Place these pretty branches in a basket to create a lovely centrepiece or place clusters of them on a side table to add colour to any room. Instant mood-lifter! Pottery Barn, $19. yellow-rug-table.jpg
Yellow may not be your go-to colour when it comes to decorating but this room may make you rethink that. The striped yellow rug from Dash & Albert Rug Company and side table from HomeSense add a sunny charm to this bedroom. Photography by Virginia Macdonald. yellow-etsy.jpg
Yellow swan giclee print
Brighten a drab wall with a look-at-me print like this one. Bold in both pattern and colour, it's a sure showstopper, perfect for a bedroom or entryway. Etsy, $35. yellow-f-b.jpg
Farrow & Ball wallpaper and paint
This luxurious wallpaper (Baroque Papers Versailles BP 2611, $295 per roll) paired with sun-bright yellow baseboards (Babouche 223), both from Farrow & Ball, is a stunning, sunny combination.
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