Brighten up your winter with vibrant home accessories
Grey days and long nights can make the winter months tough to deal with. Add some vibrancy to your life by decking out your space with some bright, bold home accents. Not sure where to start? We're showcasing a few of our favourites.
Tea light holder
You'll add ambiance and a sense of playfulness to any room when you display this bright orange, bird-shaped tea light holder (cb2.com, $9). The handcrafted holder is made of aluminum and iron and looks even better when grouped in a series of three or four cheerful chicks.
Create a colourful space for housing jewellery or soaps by adding one of these vibrant decoupage trays designed by British artist Sarah Campbell (westelm.com, $12) to the bathroom counter. The vibrant floral pattern is perfect for adding a pop of colour to a neutral-toned room.
Upgrade a staid couch or chair with the help of an eye-catching pillow like this one, featuring stencil-cut felt applique flowers in red and orange with yellow and purple centres (crateandbarrel.com, $31). This soft felt accent works on most solid surfaces and offers a simple way to add a punch of colour to your decor.
Entryways and other small spaces can benefit from bolder accents, and we like the idea of adding a get-noticed area rug. This bold, hand-tufted wool rug covered in multicoloured triangles of red, yellow, blue and green might be too much in a large size, but by keeping it smaller, you avoid going overboard (landofnod.com, $249 to $649).
One of the easiest ways to dress up your dinner table or kitchen counter is with the help of a brightly hued serving bowl. We like these handcrafted footed bowls that come in a variety of cheerful colours, including turquoise, red and persimmon (potterybarn.com, $65). Fill it with seasonal fruits and display it, or use it to serve your favourite side dishes.
Cozy up in style and add some bright colour to your home with this mandarin-hued handwoven alpaca wool throw (crateandbarrel.com, $211). Not only will it keep you warm on a chilly night, but this thick, vibrant throw will look great folded over the back of any couch or chair.
Extra seating is always welcome in a busy household, but rather than choosing something plain, opt for seating that gets noticed. This bright blue leather bar stool (cb2.com, $169) will easily add a splash of colour to your kitchen or living room and makes for a simple yet stylish (and functional) accessory.