Be BOLD, Go Bright!


Summer is almost here and now is the time to pick a bold statement for your home! The warmer months bring on bright, exciting colors and textures. When selecting the right materials and colors, it’s easy to get a pretty and practical room.

Here’s a few of my favorite things to add a little pop of color and texture to a room:

{Chalk Paint® by Annie Sloan is a quick and easy way to add a dash of color. No stripping, prepping or priming makes this paint a dream to use. The colors are rich and pigment based. Photo via Annie Sloan Unfolded and Annie Sloan. Chalk Paint® by Annie Sloan available at The Back Porch Mercantile, Knoxville, TN.}

1. Paint

A bold color on an accessory or accent piece is a great way to add a pop of color to a room. I always tend to gravitate towards blues and greens because they are so easy to coordinate many things with. The colors featured above are Florence and Graphite which create a pretty Boho vibe.

{Succulents and cacti are a great way to add texture and color. They require little care! Image via Pinterest.}

2. Add a succulent or cactus

These sweet little plants are making a big impact in decor. They are easy to care for and are fun to group together. These plants love to have dry feet, so make sure you have a container that will drain well. There are also great faux styles as well. Succulents and cacti are easy to pick up from the hardware store and make a quick centerpiece. 

{Bold rugs make a room vibrant and are forgiving with showing stains and wear. Featured rug: Gypsy Rose in cotton by Dash and Albert and available at The Back Porch Mercantile. Image via Pinterest.}

3. Place a vibrant rug

A bold rug can make a huge impact on a room. You can also layer a smaller, bright rug over jute for a large impact, budget friendly statement. 

{Kilim pillows are a beautiful addition to many spaces and come in different colors. This pillow is by Dash and Albert from The Back Porch Mercantile Image via Pinterest at Vintage Revival.}

4. Add a bright pillow

Pillows are a quick way to add a dash of color to the bed or couch. They also come in a variety of textures and fabrics. A bold addition would be a pillow made of a Kilim rug, a textured surface or pom pom trim. 

{Baskets are always great accessories that are pretty and practical. They are good for storage or used like a table as seen here. Image via Pinterest from Liz Marie Galvan.}

5. Baskets

These are a year-round favorite to keep things organized and to add visual interest. Rattan in the summer is always a great addition to any decor. The baskets shown above are from Target in the Room Essentials Line. I purchased this exact basket and plan on using it to help organize my studio and office.

Do you like bright colors? What are your favorites? Summer is a good time to add a little bit of color to your home.

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Hello! My name is Jenny and it’s wonderful to meet you. I grew up in East Tennessee and graduated with a BFA from the University of Tennessee. Go Vols! I met my husband, Nathan, during our time as collegiate runners. We love calling Knoxville our home and raising our two boys, Caleb and Noah. My passion for art and creativity runs deep. I translated my love for good design into a full time business in 2013 when I opened my lifestyle shop, The Back Porch Mercantile in the Bearden area. You can follow my adventures in life and shopkeeping at @shopbpm and @xoxo_jennyleigh on Instagram.


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