Home Office: How To Add Subtle Colour Accents

I’ve been redecorating my home office recently so my design eye is continually looking out for relevant spaces to inspire as I continue with the project. Happening upon this simple yet colourful work space led me to thinking about making colour statements and how they don’t have to mean a huge overhaul. Taking this space as an example, simple additions of colour through fabric swatches, a vase and the typewriter are all ideal pieces and ways to brighten an otherwise pared-back room. I’m always happy to see Ferm Living’s To Do wall sticker, but it’s the combination of the yellow typewriter, House Doctor task lamp and rustic wooden table that are inspiring me the most. How do you add colour into your home office, friends?
// Country Homes & Interiors | Photography by Jeremy Baile


  • Reply Cyndi Murdoch October 11, 2012 at 11:55 pm

    The most simple statements make the biggest impact! I love wall stickers – great for renters!

    • Reply Will @ Bright.Bazaar October 12, 2012 at 8:16 am

      I agree. An affordable and stylish way to make a temporary statement!

  • Reply Julia October 12, 2012 at 12:43 am

    I need one of those wall stickers. like, today!

  • Reply Sarah @ Mocha October 12, 2012 at 6:58 am

    There's really something to be said for having fresh flowers on your desk – it totally uplifts the space.

    • Reply Will @ Bright.Bazaar October 12, 2012 at 8:17 am

      You can't beat that little lift you get some a bunch of fresh blooms! 🙂

  • Reply Aina October 12, 2012 at 8:15 am

    On my desk I love to have scraps of fabrics and pictures from different magazines. Colour and pattern of the different fabrics inspire me every day!
    Aina Casa Andersen

  • Reply Elli October 12, 2012 at 8:17 am

    I love the desk and the chair!!Simple is the best!
    Happy weekend Will!:)

  • Reply Preciously Me October 12, 2012 at 9:30 am

    LOVE the yellow vintage typewriter! I really would like to have a pink one!!!

  • Reply Hege Sletsjøe Morris October 12, 2012 at 9:32 am

    Love the desk and the yellow.
    Wonderful weekend to you too! hx

  • Reply Rachie @ A Chi Chi Affair October 12, 2012 at 9:37 am

    I adore that yellow type writer against the wood! Beautiful! x

  • Reply mitch chui October 12, 2012 at 10:27 am

    That yellow typer writer really brings color to your home office. It just pops out. Also the black board is a nice addition. I would love to have that in my office too.
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  • Reply Michelle October 12, 2012 at 2:45 pm

    I have done that throughout my home pretty much, light grey on the walls and then the accessories bring in the colours. Its great because you can change the colour pallet any time you get bored and feel like a change. Yellow increases mind stimulation so is a perfect colour for a study 🙂

  • Reply {Hi Sugarplum!} October 12, 2012 at 3:12 pm

    I'm crazy for that lamp!!! My problem isn't adding color…it's using restraint from too much color!! happy weekend, cutie!

  • Reply kristyn October 12, 2012 at 3:47 pm

    i love that typewriter, oh my goodness! so perfect. your posts put me in a good mood with all the fun color! love it 🙂


  • Reply Anna @ IHOD October 12, 2012 at 6:30 pm

    Be still my heart!
    It makes the room!

  • Reply LatteLisa LisaHjalt October 12, 2012 at 6:35 pm

    I like to keep decor to a minimum in a workspace and just use a bit of colour. I love that flowers-typewrite combo. Fresh flowers on a desk just make all the difference.

    Enjoy your Friday evening, Will!

  • Reply Susan October 12, 2012 at 7:43 pm

    I would love a yellow typewriter!

  • Reply Holly October 12, 2012 at 8:15 pm

    Hi Will! It's been a while since I've been here 😉 NIce to be back and find this AMAZING table here! And the image overall is quite inspiring for a workspace.

    Happy weekend to you 🙂

  • Reply vosges paris October 12, 2012 at 10:54 pm

    mmmmm I guess I am not that colorful but I do like color… I should make a post about the color in my home… as I am wondering myself sometimes where the color is..

  • Reply Mimsey October 23, 2012 at 1:38 pm

    Will, I am pretty new to your blog but I have perused/read it “cover to cover” and love it!!! You seem like such an incredibly fun and kind person with an amazing sense of style and, of course, color! Thanks for your great blog!

  • Reply Fleur @ What House? October 23, 2012 at 2:19 pm

    I love your office style and the colours are fab. I work from home 6 days a week and I need zingy, bright colours to keep me energised and creative for my work. Accessories are perfect for this, also bright prints on the wall are great, especially when I am on the phone I just love looking at my prints. I also have a chaise longue upholstered in bright pink with a matching cushion.

  • Reply Victoria November 9, 2012 at 12:00 pm

    Lovely blog! Really interesting 🙂

  • Reply KMP Furniture Blog November 4, 2017 at 1:08 pm

    Mine’s all black&white but I love how you subtly add colors here. I should take up on that advice and make it more fun around here. Thanks for the inspiration.

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