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.
This cactus lamp would look incredible on a shelf of the yellow bookcase below.
Throw your laundry into this instead of a crinkly old Ikea bag.
Use this mint-green jadeite pitcher as a vase for your deli flowers.
Some classy Andy Warhol magnets to make your big white fridge look a little less hulking.
If your apartment doesn’t allow dogs, and you’ve always wanted a shar-pei.
Stack these colorful stools in a corner, and you’ll have extra seating for your Oscar-watching party; they also make wonderful plant stands.
A colorful Kantha quilt to keep at the foot of your bed.
A psychedelic garbage can for the bathroom.
Hang this green pendant light above the dining-room table for a cool coffee-shop (in a good way) look.
These enamelware cups are perfect (and colorful) everyday drinking glasses.
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.
This stripy ottoman is from Amazon’s “Handmade” department.
This sold out! Here is another striped, super-graphic ottoman.
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