5 Chic Ideas to Decorate a Room with Yellow Walls

Written by : Andre A & Roomdsign.com Editors | Last Updated : April 22nd, 2024

Do you have a room with yellow walls that feel too bright, flashy, and awkward? Many people may suggest you repaint those walls with another color, but surely it is not an easy task in terms of budget, time, and all of the complicated things to do when repainting the wall. Not to mention if you are renting that home or apartment where you can’t easily repaint the wall without asking the owner’s permission.

So, instead of repainting those walls, why not adjust your decor to match the walls and make it look much more beautiful, attractive, and interesting?

Yellow wall

Decorating a room with these vibrant walls apparently not as difficult as a lot of people think. With the right style, choosing the right color combination, and also with the help of perfect decor items you can create a stunning room with a yellow accent.

Here in this article, we will share with you 5 decor ideas for a room with yellow walls to help you get some ideas and inspiration, here they are:

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Contemporary White and Yellow Decor Style

White and yellow living room with contemporary style

To help balance a bright wall, you can use any neutral colors, and white can do the job very well. As you can see in our design above we created a contemporary-style living room using this color scheme.

You can use any decor style as well, but in our opinion, minimalist and contemporary are the best choices if you want to go with this palette.

To make the yellow element spread nicely through the room, we added some yellow accents on the furniture and decor items, such as a beautiful yellow throw pillow and rug.

This is important to make the vibrant hue integrated perfectly with the entire room decor. Avoid using yellow only at the wall as it would make it look weird.

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Solid Modern Area Rug by
Unique Loom

This colorful rug is made using high-quality materials to ensure it’s water-resistant, stain-resistant, and mold-resistant. Using this rug alone can make any room look gorgeous.

Black and White New York Skyline Canvas Art by Trademark Fine Art

In any wall with colorful and vibrant paint, using more neutral or even black and white canvas artwork could be the best option to keep the wall feel balanced. That’s the main reason why we choose this gorgeous black and white skyline canvas art.

White/Black Modern Floor Lamp with Intertwining Tripod Legs by Archiology

To add a more contemporary feel to this room, we added this unique design floor lamp. Its intertwining tripod legs add some creative decorative looks, while at the same time, this floor lamp works great to add extra layered lighting to produce a great atmosphere to the entire room at night.


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Tropical Decor

Living room with tropical decor

As a cheerful color that represents the sun, yellow is perfect to be used in tropical or beach-house style interior. So we created this room using tropical-style decor, and as you can see, this concept produces a stunning and vibrant room.

For this kind of decor style, you can add some other colors that fit this style such as green and blue. And then you can use some neutral colors to help balance and wrap up the entire room.

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6 Piece Modern Tropical Wall Art Set by Americanflat

This item is the best choice if you want to create a tropical style interior decor. Using this set of wall art alone is enough to bring a tropical breeze into your spaces. Come with 6 beautiful pieces, you can easily arrange those pieces to fit your wall space and the style that you want.

Decorative Blue Glass Cottage Table Lamp by Lavish Home

This unique lamp is beautifully designed for cottage-style rooms such as beach house style or tropical style as we used in this project. Its unique glass base looks gorgeous while bringing beautiful extra lighting to your home.

2 Pack Modern Decorative Striped Pillow Covers by U-LOVE

This simple pillow cover can bring a lot of impact into any room. With modern looks, this pillow cover uses a hidden zipper to make it look even more fashionable.


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Gray and Yellow Living Room

Gray living room decor

Another color that will match perfectly with this vibrant hue is gray. Using gray elements will help smoothen the vibrant wall and produce a more balanced and neutral interior decor.

When we said gray and yellow decor doesn’t mean a gray couch is enough. You need to add more gray elements as we need to reduce the brightness of the entire room. For example, in our design above we used gray rugs, black and white style wall art, and gray pendant lamps. You can use your creativity and imagination to choose the perfect gray items for your room.

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Striped Accent Pillow by Homy Cozy

Fill with 100% polyester fiber, this super soft pillow not only adds more comfort to any couch, but also brings an additional cheerful vibe into the room.

Gray Cement Industrial Pendant Light by NIUYAO

This industrial-style pendant lamp will add rustic and classy flavor to your space. Its beautiful gray cement shade looks natural in a stylish way that makes this item a great addition to any room.

4 Panels Set Black and White Scenery Wall Art by ENGLANT

As we already said before, black and white or grayscale wall art works best for vibrant-painted walls. This beautiful 4 piece of scenery black and white artwork not only complements perfectly with our wall but also makes it look much more elegant and stylish.


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Classic Gold and Yellow Living Room

Classic style living room

Gold has a slightly similar appearance and looks with yellow, so you can take advantage of this and create a glamorous room. As you can see in our design above, we added some gold elements in this room and it resulted in a gorgeous look that blends perfectly with the wall.

When using gold elements in your decor, surely classical would be the perfect decor style, and this is the concept that we used for this design. Another decor concept that will work great with gold elements are modern mid-century or art-deco style.

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24 Inch Gold Sunburst Wall Mirror by Stonebriar

For this design, we want decor items that can stand out and be a main focal point in our wall, and our choice falls to this beautiful gold mirror. With a stylish classical design, this wall mirror alone can make our wall look amazing.

Brushed Gold Brass Modern Globe Pendant Lights by LMS

We use this beautiful pendant lamp for two main reasons. First, it will add some gold elements that we need for this room, and second, it will bring amazing additional lighting to make the room atmosphere feel warm and cozy at night.

3 Piece Set Wall Art Gold Foil Embellished Canvas by Urban Habitat

To add more gold looks to this project, we use this artistic 3 pieces of gold abstract wall art. Its modern contemporary drawing will bring aesthetic appeal to any wall using a beautiful asymmetrical approach.


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Vintage Yellow Decor

Vintage living room

The last decor idea that we created is this vintage-style decor. This style works great as yellow is quite a popular color in the vintage era.

This living room design is quite simple where we only add some vintage style items such as vintage rugs, a pair of wooden accent tables, and vintage style artwork. And that’s enough to create a beautiful vintage living room that we wanted.

Again, we remind you that adding other elements is important, don’t rely only on the wall as the only yellow part of the room as it would look awful. Adding one or two vibrant items is essential to make the entire decor look perfectly flawless.