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7 Yellow Decor Ideas

7 Yellow Decor Ideas

 

It is Diwali season in India–a time to celebrate the Festival of Lights. Beginning tomorrow,  a row of golden yellow lights will twinkle atop my front door, symbolizing radiance and good cheer. To learn more about Diwali, click here.

I’ve always felt that the easiest way to brighten up your life is to introduce a little yellow to the world around you. It is truly a magical color, inviting you to be optimistic and take positive action. There are a number of ways to harness yellow, but let me pick out my favorites for you:

  1. A bunch of yellow flowers in a simple vase—even a glass jar—can perk up your mood. After all, yellow is the color of energy and cheer!
  2. Just one bright yellow cushion among a pile of grays and browns is like a ray of sunshine.
  3. Pop a splash of yellow color beside glass, rock and green plants, and you’ll feel like you’re walking in a sunlit garden!
  4. Yellow paint is one of the easiest ways to wake up a drab wall or an entire room. Think buttery yellow, bright lemony, sunshine gold… they all look particularly fetching in the living room.
  5. Set a bowl of bananas, oranges and lemons on your table. Voila!
  6. Yellow combines beautifully with lavender and pink. Use this color scheme in the bedroom—you’ll feel both passionate and relaxed at the same time.
  7. Bright yellow towels against blue tiles evoke a sun-dappled pool in the bathroom.

Related:
6 Simple Home Decor Tips
The Power of Red
Your Favorite Color: What it Says About You

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Shubhra Krishan

Writer, editor and journalist Shubhra Krishan is the author of Essential Ayurveda: What it is and what it can do for you (New World Library, 2003), Radiant Body, Restful Mind: A Woman's book of comfort (New World Library, 2004), and The 9 to 5 Yogi: How to feel like a sage while working like a dog (Hay House India, 2011).

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8:33PM PST on Nov 11, 2012

Love yellow and I love the clean combination of white and green (spring green).

8:32AM PDT on Oct 22, 2012

Thank you for ideas

8:35AM PDT on Sep 7, 2012

Bright idea:-)

3:15PM PDT on Sep 5, 2012

Yellow is FUN
Thanks!

4:06AM PDT on Aug 31, 2012

Pretty, thank you

8:05AM PDT on Jul 27, 2012

yellow is my fav

7:02AM PDT on Jun 15, 2012

I Love this celebration!!! Also sunflowers are my favorite flowers!!! The color yellow is so very beautiful, as well!!! Radiance and Good Cheer, is always uplifting!!!

1:14AM PDT on Jun 12, 2012

Great ideas - thank you.

11:20PM PDT on Jun 3, 2012

my dining room which lacks windows...I used sunflowers (fake) along w/yellow walls to make it cheery all year round

2:05AM PDT on May 5, 2012

Thanks for the excellent article.

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