Not sure about you, but we’re getting a little tired of the minimalist, all-white Scandinavian look, and have been noticing a return of bright, almost–Sesame Street–esque colors — fire-engine reds, banana yellows, kelly greens — that feel a little bit like a child’s bedroom circa 1987. If you’re looking to dip your toe into the world of Color (with a capital c), we’ve combed through Amazon to find the best décor out there that’s expensive-looking, but that you can buy on the cheap.
SunnyLife Cactus Neon Light
This cactus lamp would look incredible on a shelf of the yellow bookcase below.
Sauder Soft Modern Tower Bookcase
This bright-yellow bookshelf will zhuzh up your otherwise humdrum living room or bedroom.
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Cavallini & Co. Mineralogie Chart
Cavallini & Co. has dozens of old-timey charts, which you can pop into a poster frame like this. We’re partial to the crystals above, and these mushrooms. (For more inexpensive wall art you can buy on Amazon, click here.)
Safavieh Safavieh Faux Silky Sheepskin Rug
Martha Stewart Whim Collection Sheets
What is more fabulous than some flamingo bed sheets?
These are currently out of stock, but they are still available in a twin set or here is a similar elephant version.
Victorinox Swiss Classic 4-Piece Paring Knife Set
This neon paring-knife set will make chopping onions and carrots a little more fun and flirty.
Rope Cotton Storage Basket
Throw your laundry into this instead of a crinkly old Ikea bag.
Sauder Side Table
A perfect little side table for a reading lamp like this.
Mosser USA Pitcher
Use this mint-green jadeite pitcher as a vase for your deli flowers.
Andy Warhol Magnet Set
Some classy Andy Warhol magnets to make your big white fridge look a little less hulking.
Artificial Monstera Tropical Leaf
Put these fake Monstera leaves in a glass bottle, and no one will know they’re plastic.
Altra Delilah Parsons Desk
Throw this teal Parsons desk in the corner of your living room and, poof, you have a “home office.”
Areaware Sharpei Fauna Pillow
If your apartment doesn’t allow dogs, and you’ve always wanted a shar-pei.
5 Round Plastic Stacking Stools
Stack these colorful stools in a corner, and you’ll have extra seating for your Oscar-watching party; they also make wonderful plant stands.
Colors Of Rajasthan Bird Print King Size Kantha Quilt
A colorful Kantha quilt to keep at the foot of your bed.
Umbra Metalla Waste Can
A psychedelic garbage can for the bathroom.
Levohome Homestia Pendant Light
Hang this green pendant light above the dining-room table for a cool coffee-shop (in a good way) look.
This is no longer available, here are two other colorful pendant lights: more modern, more vintage.
Crow Canyon Home Enamelware Tumblers, Set of 4
These enamelware cups are perfect (and colorful) everyday drinking glasses.
Flash Furniture Chair
A Panton ripoff in a festive fire-engine red. These could make fun dining-room chairs.
This is out of stock, but here is a very similar design in a variety of bright colors.
These multi-drawers are perfect for storing things like electric bills, passports, and old magazines.
This is out of stock, but here is another bright yellow storage cabinet.
Society6 Fried Eggs Pattern Bath Towel
Lilly + Co. Upholstered Ottoman
This stripy ottoman is from Amazon’s “Handmade” department.
This sold out! Here is another striped, super-graphic ottoman.
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