If you are worried about how to live with colour in your living room, there are lots of ways you can build up the brights and test out your tolerance to them. Equally if you’re longing to create a room packed full of colour, pattern and print we have lots of ideas that can help you bring your home to life.

Ory footstools in three coloursOry footstools - £129


In recent years there’s been a big trend towards coloured furniture. From colourful sofas, to bright chairs and even coloured storage units, sideboards and chests of drawers. People are having fun with colour and bringing it into their homes in new and exciting ways. If you’re concerned about the longevity of a coloured sofa or chair don’t be. There are many ways to update a look if you become tired of a certain shade, and adding different accents and secondary colours can completely change the way a room looks, even if you want to keep your colourful chair or sofa for many more years.  

Furthermore, if you do want to add some colour into your living room, it doesn’t always have to be bright. Our Lula cocktail chair is a great example of how you can inject colour without being too bold, keeping the end result subtle and sophisticated. Blush pink shades are huge in interiors at the moment, and this one would look equally as good in a bedroom as the living room.


Lula cocktail chairs in blush pink and light mint

Lula velvet cocktail chairs - £289 (available in 5 colours)


Now this really is the easiest way to inject some bold, bright and sultry colours into your living room. No matter what kind of scheme or design you want to achieve, there will be an array of perfect colourful accessories that will brighten your room. You can choose from cushions (of course), throws, candles, vases, clocks, books and so much more. If adding too much colour into your home frightens you, this is the best way to see how much you can live with. Start with a few cushions in your main room colour then add one or two other pieces in an accent colour, and start to blend.

Ardo cushions in various colours


If you really want to build a colourful living room, then start off thinking about the walls. Go for a patterned accent wall in your favourite wallpaper print, then add a coordinated colour in paint for the remainder of the room. Alternatively, if you room is big enough and can take the depth of colour, go for it on all of the walls. As I mentioned earlier, grey (and black) are very on trend this season and help create a stunning backdrop for bright accents. Alternatively strong shades like yellow, orange, bright blues and greens are ideal for a living room accent wall.



Every room needs some storage to ensure it stays organised and clutter free. That can be in your coffee table, or a shelving display unit, a sideboard or storage baskets. There are lots of ways to combine the requirements of the room with colour, and this is another. Bring a little brightness into your space with colourful storage and practical items. Take our Baxter shelving display boxes, available here in different shades too which are a contemporary way to add a splash of colour into your room as well as offering a practical storage solution.Concept image with Baxter shelves

Urban Jungle

One of my favourite ways to inject colour into a living room is through plants and flowers. It’s so simple, and even if you aren’t green fingered, there’s a huge amount of faux plants available online that can easily be incorporated into your living room. Coordinate your flowers to your living room colour scheme. Display them on a colourful shelving unit, coffee table or sideboard and incorporate with your other accessories.

Braden sideboard with coloured doors

Braden sideboard - £699

How do you like to bring colour into your living room?