Our decorating editors love a touch of the unexpected, and this rainbow of colorful mats is a prime example.
Use the technique to bring a bit of zip to a collection of black-and-white images. Try old family photographs or convert color ones to black-and-white, and then unify the group with slender, gallery-style black frames.
When composing a layout, don't be afraid to design around an existing wall feature; our grid is arranged around a sconce. The overall effect is attention-grabbing and a surefire way to brighten a room.