According to inquiring minds, (aka my mother) there is a need to know how to tie a room together with bold or bright accent pieces. I understand, it’s all about the bonds you form. Sometimes you need to adapt to form these ties and make them stronger. So – the dilemma we are facing right now, is how to blend a bold focal piece into a neutral room. Hypothetically, you have a red accent chair that you love – and you want to put it into your earth toned living room. What to do? Well, for starters, step out of your comfort zone and be bold. Put that red chair in the room. Now sit in it, and look around you. Out of these earthy tones, what colors stick out the most? Probably the darker tones. You want to downplay them a bit, we’re trying to take center stage with this chair. Now lets see what we could use from the lighter colors – say beige or cream. Would the chair look okay with a seat cushion in a cream hue? You might be surprised by how this could tie this all together. Give it a go! Check out these six different accent pieces that were tweaked to adapt to their surroundings. and strengthen their family ties.