Forget about giving up chocolate, promising to jog before work every morning (in the cold . . . and the dark . . . at 5:00 a.m.), or not coveting the über-fabulous homes you see in Architectural Digest, House Beautiful, or Elle Décor. This year, we have an instant, easy, and totally doable New Year’s resolution for you: try more color.
You’ve been telling yourself for years that you’d experiment with an accent wall, install a cheery runner on your stairs, or load up on fun, saturated pillows and vases and trinkets. So what are you waiting for? Take a peek at these exuberant inspirations, and then start small with accessories or go whole-hog with statement-making walls, floors, and furniture.