Mariana Roberts April 7, 2021 Living Room
Whether your living room is too small, too large, too bland or too congested, you can easily change its look! You may believe that you have a tiny area and therefore it is destined to appear small and congested. Alternatively your living area may be spacious - a bit TOO spacious. Maybe your living room looks cluttered and messy or plain, lacking any interest. No matter what your biggest problem might be, there are some easy solutions. This article offers tips and ideas for making your living room one that you love, and one that your family and guests love as well. Make a Tiny Room Look Bigger If you have a living room that is small, there are several things you can do to make it appear larger. First, paint the walls and ceiling a light color. A light color will make the ceiling appear higher, creating a spacious feeling. Consider furnishings that include light shades as well, such as pale blue, beige, tan and other light hues. Shy away from dark colored woods like mahogany, and opt for natural woods or pine finishes.
You may find that the rug provides a base of an entire decorating scheme, or perhaps you already have a decorating theme that you love and a colored rug will finish off the room. In the room I remembered with the bright red rug, they built the decorations around the red rug. Patriotic decor hung on the walls and red pillows sat on darker couches. They even found a coordinating oversized red chair that they bought to go along with the rug. The brightly colored rug freed them to make other bold choices in a room that was not structurally special but because of the decorating theme became visually spectacular.When you decide to add to a living room, or decorate from scratch, try utilizing a boldly colored area rug and see what possibilities open up for you. You may be surprised at the way your entire space changes because of the decision to decorate with a boldly colored rug.
Trying to tie all your living room colors together can be a little confusing since most of us learned about colors with our jumbo crayon boxes as children. The actual fusion of multiple colors especially when working with brown curtains can have a homeowner perplexed in no time at all. Finding that satisfying combination, that will exude a peaceful and relaxing atmosphere will elude most, unless they do a little research. The typical easy way out is to mix lighter shades of brown, like taupe, sand, gray-brown, khaki, and varying shades of beige. This will not cut it in certain designed themes and the following should help. One theme is to put together your brown curtain panels with additional muted yellow, and medium orange. This is a throw back design style from the early 1970s.
If you want to have a living room which is cheerful as well as bright, your paint color is the most important factor in achieving this objective. The color of the paint can determine the warmth level as well as style of a room. If you have actually stepped into a room and felt like the surfaces have been closing in on you, then your color on the wall surfaces is probably to blame. Right after visiting your neighborhood home improvement store or paint department, you have probably understood that selecting a paint color for your family room can be a difficult undertaking. There are so many themes associated with color, that the choice to select from plus the redecorating alternatives seem limitless. With a few helpful pointers, it is possible to choose a living room color that will provide life and pleasure to your live able space.
Even having a feature wall of yin color can help to balance out the energy. Lighting and mirrors are also excellent resources to help with the balance of energy. If we consult the five elements, we know that shades of white are more earth colors. The earth colors will make your room look brighter and feel more cozy and inviting. It will also give your family a sense of security and stability. Not only that, but the brightness of the white shade will help to magnify and echo back the positive energy of the room. The opposite effect is the result of dark colors such as red and blue on the walls of your living room. You may feel an indirect sense of tension, insecurity and even feel threatened by such colors without knowing exactly why. This intense energy can take its toll on you mentally and physically, more so over time. When youre deciding on your living room color ideas, heres a tip: If you think of a scale of color with white being at one end and black at the other, then if the color you like is more towards white, than black, then thats a good color to use. If its too dark, maybe consider the pastel version of your favorite color.
Wherever possible set furniture against the walls to open up as much floor space as you can. Remove any clutter, and steer clear of knick-knacks and other small accessories that make a room look congested and cluttered. To add color to the walls without taking away any visual space, use no more than one large accent per wall, preferably something brightly colored that will help light up the room. Leave windows bare if you can but if not use light-weight fabrics or sheers. Cozy up a Large Room Perhaps you have the opposite problem - your living room is way too big! This often makes a room appear a bit cold, making it feel as though it is lacking in personality. To make this room look more intimate and appealing, use rich, dark colors such as burgundy, navy and green. Browns, gold tones and autumn colors will work as well. While you dont have to paint every wall a dark color, consider painting two opposing walls a rich shade as a contrast to the other walls. If you have a high beamed or cathedral ceiling, consider painting it a darker tone as well. This will visually bring the ceiling down.