Barn Red | Years ago, Southern farmers concocted a mixture of orange-colored linseed oil and rust to protect wooden barns from the elements. Paint technologies have evolved, but barn red is still a sought after paint color to make your home stand out. | SouthernLiving.com
The living room isn’t the only place to show off favorite trinkets. Instead of cabinets, try open shelves to display objects and for easy access to everyday ware. Your collectibles will shine best if the appliances are neutral in color and simplistic in design. Complete the look with a punchy piece of art—contemporary and abstract styles work best, like this Indian ink piece.