Reupholster part of a favorite accent chair. Recover just the seat if it can be removed, or add a fun pattern to the back of a chair. I love adding a pattern to only a part of a chair. The pattern adds a cool vibe without being overwhelming.
Reupholster only the back cushions of your neutral sofa. If you have loose back cushions, have them recovered in a colorful solid or patterned fabric. You'll get a designer look without having to get a new sofa.
Choose a colorful ottoman as your coffee table. Or slipcover the one you have. Center it in the middle of your conversation area. It becomes the fun pop!
Bring just a bit of color to your neutral drapes by adding a band to the bottom of your solid neutral drapes. I like going up 30 inches in an 8- or 9-foot high space.
Add color to your seating with a bold-hued pillow. Try a 20"x20" pillow cover with a feather down insert. It stays in place better than a smaller pillow and adds nice big color through just one piece.
Add greenery. A tall indoor plant brings in a bit of lush color and fragrance. Ask a plant specialist to help you pick out the right plant so you know how to take care of it.
Drape a colorful throw horizontally over a sofa back or chair for a color infusion. Also consider draping it vertically down the center of the sofa.
Paint an accent wall. It will add excitement to the room. Choose a wall that houses has dramatic artwork, showcases an important piece of furniture, or has an interesting architectural detail you can highlight. In a long narrow room, the best wall to paint is the farthest short wall. The color will draw your eye to it, making the wall appear closer to you.
You can bring the floor to life with color, too. Use a large patterned rug so the color comes through in a larger scale.