A spring shock of bright colour can really wake up a dormant room. A basic off white couch is an invitation to wreak havoc with accessories. The bright bands on the candleholders transfer the pillows’ vivid colours throughout the room.
It’s time to make some brave choices and decorate outside of the “subtle” box. Whenever I think of the powerful effect of relatively inexpensive cushions in decorating I remember Marty Feldman’s sage advice in Young Frankenstein. Upon seeing Dr Frankenstein’s laboratory for the first time Gene Wilder says “What a filthy mess!”, Feldman (IGOR) responds “Oh, I don’t know. A little paint, a few flowers, a couple of throw pillows”: