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We’ve all been there: You want to jazz up your home but don’t want to spend months and a mint re-doing it down to the studs. For those little lulls in house pride, add some color. That’s right, a little can go a long way--and these seven decorator-approved touches can make anyone’s lair that much more fun to hang out in.

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Throw Blanket

Even the most tailored and quiet-hued bedroom can be livened up with a vivid throw.

Get the Look: BNF Home ($45)

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Nothing is as eye-catching as an accent wall with rad wallpaper. Don't want to commit? Use easy-to-install removable paper.

Get the Look: Graham & Brown ($21 per roll)

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Lamp Shade

What?s not to love about pattern-on-pattern, especially when it involves a handsome print shade? 

Get the Look: The Company Store ($59)

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A tray does double duty since it’s both decorative and helps make that clutter look a little less, well, cluttered. Here, a red tray pops in a blue-on-blue room.

Get the Look: Z Gallerie ($50)

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Ribbons of hot hues swish across these windows, waking up an otherwise neutral color scheme.

Get the Look: Sun Zero ($10)

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Black Frame

Black adds a dramatic edge to colorful rooms; here, a starburst mirror and black lamp look elegant against a pistachio wall and atop a red cabinet.

Get the Look: Safavieh ($99)

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Paint the Ceiling

In terms of bang for your decorating buck, nothing beats a fresh coat of paint. And when that paint is a coral tint applied to the ceiling you’ve turned the volume up to 11.

Get the Look: Benjamin Moore Jupiter Glow ($68)

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