Katelyn Humphrey April 17, 2021 Living Room
Home decorating is a major undertaking and not just about the living room color scheme. Before you start, make sure you have totally de-cluttered the room and thrown out all the unnecessary accumulations of the previous decor. All your furniture and carpets will need to be protected and whilst in an ideal world you would all have the room empty, in reality you probably spend time moving the furniture around the room to access all areas. If you imagine you are professional home decorators it will help you to think about how to prepare your room. Tape around the floor at the edges of the skirting boards to ensure no paint creeps onto your beautiful flooring, and if it does happen to you must clean it immediately, do not leave it for later on, or it will probably be there forever. Using tape to ensure you get straight well defined edges where colors meet in the corners will ensure a professionally finished look, also use this tip when painting ceilings to ensure you do not inadvertently paint the walls.
Decorating a home offers many different possibilities. When you decide to change the decor you already have and substitute it for something else, there are inevitably going to be challenges. Thankfully, there are some tips that can make the transition from one decor to the next easier. One of the most exciting and easiest ways to transform your living room from one decor to the next, is to find themes with common elements. For example, try the tips below to bring some Morocco into your Midwest living room. Color Scheme When you are going from a Midwest theme to a Moroccan decor, there are many similarities in the color palette. Pale peach, pink, purples and tans are instrumental in both decors. This commonality makes it much easier to switch between the two themes and enhance the look of the new Moroccan decor. Figure out which areas of the room can keep the color that they already have and which ones need to be switched or repainted. The more coloring you can keep, especially with wall color and floor covering color, the easier it will be to turn your living room into a brand new area.
Take a look at your living room. Is it boring, bland? Does it need something new? Does it need an added pick-me-up? Why not try a bright area rug? It will brighten up your living room immediately. Even if the walls are white and the furniture nondescript, a bright area rug will energize the space. You could start by picking your favorite color. Is it blue, pink, red? Will it coordinate or compliment the colors in your living room? If so, find a bright, bold area rug large enough to fill the area you want it to and see what a transformation it brings to your living room. Bright emerald or rich cocoa will perk up a tired room. You may choose to use an oval rug or a rectangular one. You may decide that a plush rug works better for your space than a tightly woven rug. Whatever your choice in texture or sizes you should be able to find a rug that you like in the color you desire. You can build your living room decoration around the colored rug. You might find accent decorations in similar or complimentary colors.
No matter what you call it, whether it be the T.V. room, family room or lounge room, when we refer to the living room we are talking about the room in which you spend the most time together as a family. As this is an important room to your family members, its interesting to note that the arrangement of objects, furniture and even your living room color ideas can have a large effect on the moods of the people who spend the most time here. It can also be affecting the health and wealth of the people in your home. Does your living room depict a place of hospitality and peace? Do members of your family and visitors feel happy and comfortable or do they feel agitated and tense? With feng shui, we can create a harmonious living room that supports and nourishes those that live there.
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.
Pottery One great common element that both the Moroccan decor and the Midwest decor have in common is the use of pottery. Pottery, although slightly different in style, unifies the two and allows some transition between the two decors. If you have generic, monochromatic, large pots or vases in your Midwest theme, you will probably be able to use them in the Moroccan theme, as well. Be careful with the colors and any possible designs that may be on the pots. If there are designs or decorations, they should be generic enough that they will look at home in the new decor. Fabric Another element that you will want to consider is the fabric that is in the room. While there are many different types of fabric in a Moroccan decor, it is important that there are no traces of the Midwest checks or plaids in the new room.