19 Chic Ways to Use Coral in Your Home
The color, not the sea creatures
Whether you’re drawn to soft sorbets or dramatic bolds, coral and its many summery iterations provide a perfect palette for freshening up the home. Read on for 19 bright ideas.
For a foolproof pop of color, add twin table lamps to an otherwise crisp, white palette.
Lend a nod to patio living by bringing a cute garden stool indoors.
Rather than resigning yourself to neutral area rugs, shake things up with a statement piece.
Bonus points for contrasting picture-frame wall moldings.
Or go all out with patterned, coral-hued wallpaper.
Give the minibar a vibrant makeover. All you need is a fresh coat of paint.
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Or rehab a shabby-chic number that’s seen better days.
If you want to really think outside the box, paint an unusual trim around your windows.
The front door
Or even the front door for some Southern charm. Hellooo, #doorsofinstagram.
Try the hue on chic, easy-access storage bins in the foyer.
When unexpected guests arrive, wow them all with dramatic stools.
Add a bold satin duvet to the foot of the bed for chilly nights.
Or for the more color-shy, opt for white bedding with preppy coral ticking.
Reupholster a headboard in a playful pattern for a fresh take on the guest room.
The same could be done to an old chair in need of some rosy TLC.
Filter the sunlight through sheer coral panels.
Add major drama to a lofted ceiling.
Or mount prints on coral matte board for a fresh and unexpected dose of color.
When in doubt? Buy a big bouquet of seasonal blooms and place them in a complementary-colored room.