It’s a fact – yellow is the most joyful hue. So here are 12 cheerful home accessories to uplift and elevate your space

If your home is in need of an injection of joyful color, look no further than these sunny-toned accessories to instantly uplift your home decor

mushroom lamp, three vases, and fruit bowl on a colorful background
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When I think of summer, one color, and one color alone comes to mind. Yep, the shade of sun rays and fields of corn, how could yellow not inspire feelings of pure joy? Swapping your dark throw pillows and deep-toned dinner plates for lighter accessories in the most cheerful shade are the perfect way to switch up your decor for summer, if you ask me.

But far from the kindergarten-style clashing brights you might be expecting from this guide, I’ve searched through the best home decor stores to find the yellow accessories that still feel elevated. I'm talking rich honey, creamy butter, and zesty lemon tones that prove yellow can look really sophisticated. Even the brightest block of sunshine yellow can make a beautiful statement against a backdrop of monochromatic decor, and all shades of yellow can be styled elegantly with both neutrals and complementary colors alike. So read on for the top yellow home accessory picks to make your home feel joyful. 

Is yellow still on trend for 2024?

In fact, yellow is set to be one of the biggest color trends for 2024. Our editor Pip Rich spotted it in lots of places at the Salone del Mobile furniture fair in Milan this year. 'I was delighted to see so many of the biggest design houses play with yellow for the first time,' he says. 'Used on chairs, couches and accessories, it has an obvious link to a sunshine, and definite ability to make you feel happy.'

The Livingetc team expects to see yellow used as an accent in more neutral schemes. 'It really pops against white walls, or softer shades,' Pip says. 'I see it being a key hue, even in the most minimalist homes.'

Valeza Bakolli
Contributing Shopping Editor

Valeza Bakolli is an experienced shopping editor. She previously worked at BuzzFeed where she honed her skills in all things shopping - from gift guide curation to spotting top home trends. Finding the best bargains online is her happy place (you won’t believe how much she got her Nespresso machine for!) and when she’s not romanticizing her morning coffee routine, you’ll probably find her creating a tablescape for yet another alfresco dining event in her backyard.