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.

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Winn Adams
Winn A5 years ago

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

Mary Stahlheber
Mary Stahlheber5 years ago

Thank you for ideas

Louis Olivencia
Lou Olive5 years ago

Bright idea:-)

Alicia N.
Alicia N5 years ago

Yellow is FUN

Cheryl I.
Past Member 5 years ago

Pretty, thank you

Noreen Niamath
Noreen Niamath5 years ago

yellow is my fav

Tia Mitchum
Tia Phillips5 years ago

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!!!

Heidi R.
Past Member 5 years ago

Great ideas - thank you.

Pat W.
Pat W5 years ago

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

Danuta Watola
Danuta W5 years ago

Thanks for the excellent article.