2. Color is your friend. (Pattern, too.)
Is your sofa covered in grape juice stains? Stop fighting the inevitable and replace it with a stylish red couch. “Think of color as camouflage,” Wiener says. “Anything in neutral is just another child that needs to be taken care of. No one walks in the house with neutral mud on their shoes. No one spills neutral-colored fruit juice.”
Don’t be afraid to indulge in a red, blue or green sofa. Then add a patterned chair or rug. As you can see here, a thoughtful mix of color and pattern adds style and punch to a room. Wiener even added a personal color splash to this space by turning family photos into Pop Art.