Make a statement with colour or pattern. If you opt for a bold colour, add subtle interest with molding to help prevent the wall from becoming a vacuous dark hole. Above: Molten (P5205-95D) paint, Para Paints.
This can be in the form of art, lighting, furniture or accessories. Even a bold, modern space will benefit from the depth contrasting elements provide. Just be sure to choose pieces you love; if not, you may tire of them quickly. After all, we're not talking about a neutral sofa where you can just switch up the throw pillows! Above: art and cabinet, both Elte; ottoman, Steven's own.
Playful accents are a great way add personality, but the key is to not overdo it. One or two coordinating patterns is sufficient; that said, look for prints with a one-of-a-kind feel. Above: upholstered chairs, Trianon.
Bold design is not bold design without colour. Contrast jewel tones with darker colours to keep the palette rich and push the look further. Above: Sahar rug in Deep Purple, Weavers Art.
Finally, a bold space should stand out, and the easiest way to accomplish this is through unique, one-of-a-kind accessories. Look for conversation starters that will attract attention. Above, from left: skull candle, Steven's own; Chanel lamp, Artifacts; Cecil Beaton book and coral, both Elte; books (Art of the 20th Century, The Clash, Tom Ford and Horse), all at Indigo.