There are many ways to introduce new accent colors into the home without replacing expensive fixtures and, in many cases, without repainting. Best of all, most of these items are designed to be taken with you if you sell the house. A good strategy for purchasing one or more of these is to decide what you would like to have in your new home, so that these items will than fit right in. Don't forget to buy them in colors that will help brighten up or update the look of the room.
Kitchens. Countertop canisters, tablecloths, dishtowels, framed prints, drapes, window blinds, wallpaper trim, green plants, and flowers all add color.
Bathrooms. Matching towel sets, throw rugs, shower curtains and rod covers, toilet seats, decorative hand soaps, silk flowers, curtains or window blinds, and framed prints can brighten up this room.
Bedrooms. Comforters, sheets, curtains, window blinds, area rugs, flowers, plants, and wallpaper trim can enliven any bedroom.
Living Room. Area rugs, pillows, flowers, plants, draperies, slip covers, wall prints, wall hangings, louvered shutters, and window blinds can bring color to this room.
Entryways. Area rugs, upholstered chairs, wallpaper, framed prints, flowers, and plants add color here, too.