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Colorful Home Updates You’ll Love

Mar 6, 2019

by Jackie Buddie

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If the scintillating promise of spring’s first blooms has you eager to infuse the last few weeks of winter with some brilliant bursts of color, you’re not alone—and a great place to begin is at home. But before you go picking out prismatic paint swatches, consider ushering new energy into more muted nooks and corners with some fresh, boldly saturated decorative accents. Trust us: A tutti-frutti throw pillow or a sunny yellow lampshade can go a long way toward reinvigorating any space—no paintbrush required.

To help you get started, we’ve rounded up six quick home updates to brighten up your every day.

Whether your culinary skills skew more seasoned chef or master of the microwave, it’s easy to add a dash of whimsy to your prep station with some brightly crested peacock salt and pepper shakers, an illustrated pitcher, a perky three-legged planter, or a textured cactus cup.

Hand-painted in bold blue brushstrokes and garnished with glittering gold, this oversized ceramic mug is dripping with character (and patiently waiting to hold your favorite stay-at-home beverage).

For tubs and sinks that could use an extra touch of sparkle, these birthstone-inspired mineral soaps come in shimmering shades ranging from amethyst to peridot.

Whether you’re drawn to the golden glow of a floating jellyfish or the deep marine green of a sea turtle cruising the tide, these DIY origami-style paper lampshades add a magical, memorable flourish to any room.

Custom-stitched in felt block letters, this peppy rainbow name pennant puts a modern, personalized spin on a retro athletic aesthetic.

Photograph courtesy of Erin Flett

Designed to be playfully mixed and matched, each of these plush cotton throw pillows features a vibrant graphic print guaranteed to pop against the backdrop of your sofa or headboard.

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Photographs by Ryan Liebe unless otherwise noted.

Peacock Salt and Pepper Shakers, handmade pottery salt and peppers designed in the UK by Hannah Turner. Peacock Cruet set gift, bird lover
Peacock Salt and Pepper Shakers, handmade pottery salt and peppers designed in the UK by Hannah Turner. Peacock Cruet set gift, bird lover
$29.98 USD
Large Mug Pottery Mug Oversized Tea Cup But First Coffee Mug Hot Chocolate Ceramic Bowl Soup Bowls Office Decor New Home Housewarming Gift
Large Mug Pottery Mug Oversized Tea Cup But First Coffee Mug Hot Chocolate Ceramic Bowl Soup Bowls Office Decor New Home Housewarming Gift
$54.50 USD
MARCH/AQUAMARINE-Birthstone  Mineral Soap Bar 4oz.FACETED
MARCH/AQUAMARINE-Birthstone Mineral Soap Bar 4oz.FACETED
$12.00 USD
FEBRUARY/AMETHYST-Birthstone  Mineral Soap Bar 4oz.FACETED
FEBRUARY/AMETHYST-Birthstone Mineral Soap Bar 4oz.FACETED
$12.00 USD
AUGUST/PERIDOT-Birthstone  Mineral Soap Bar 4oz.FACETED
AUGUST/PERIDOT-Birthstone Mineral Soap Bar 4oz.FACETED
$12.00 USD
NOVEMBER/CITRINE-Birthstone  Mineral Soap Bar 4oz.FACETED
NOVEMBER/CITRINE-Birthstone Mineral Soap Bar 4oz.FACETED
$12.00 USD
Jellyfish Geometric Lamp, Led Nightlight, Kids Room Nightlight, Origami Lampshade, Hanging Lampshades, Kitchen Accent Lamps
Jellyfish Geometric Lamp, Led Nightlight, Kids Room Nightlight, Origami Lampshade, Hanging Lampshades, Kitchen Accent Lamps
$79.88 USD
Sea Turtle  Paper Lamp Shade, Natural Lamps, Geometric lamp, Origami Lampshade, Paper Lantern, Modern Pendant Light, Design Hanging Lamp
Sea Turtle Paper Lamp Shade, Natural Lamps, Geometric lamp, Origami Lampshade, Paper Lantern, Modern Pendant Light, Design Hanging Lamp
$79.88 USD
Personalised pennant flag Nursery decor Felt name pennant Personalised wall flag New baby gift Name banner flag Wall hanging
Personalised pennant flag Nursery decor Felt name pennant Personalised wall flag New baby gift Name banner flag Wall hanging
$32.72 USD
Icon Kiddo Pillows
Icon Kiddo Pillows
$39.00 USD

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