Lakisha Day 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.
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.
Green plants with flowering can also give a colorful look to your drawing room. If you are confused on what plant to use, you can consult a nursery as they can give you wonderful suggestions. You can maintain their glare by simply dusting them. You can add odd things if you want to follow unconventional living room color ideas. You can add a whimsical lamp shade or a colorful sculpture. Many colorful lamp shades are found at a cheap price in a lamp shop. You can add a ribbon around at the top and the bottom so that it becomes more colorful. You can add some color to the floor by suitably placing some rugs strategically in front of a chair or beneath the coffee table. In this case, the color of the rug used should be a contrast to the ones used on the wall or on the floor. If there is a boring wall, it is better to cover it with a nicely designed mirror and keep some interesting decorating piece on it to make it look attractive.
A color scheme is simply a coordinated effort amongst all the colors in the room to create a group, or scheme that is noticeable from a distance. Think about the stripes on a traditional prison uniform, the color scheme of that is easily identifiable as black, and white. Some rooms have single color schemes like brown, or red, or white. While most have multiple color schemes.One of the most iconic schemes of all time is the hunting lodge scheme. This is a deep brown color that most of the furniture comes out to be, matched with a dark green wall paper. The brown and green is then matched with natural wood accents from handmade furniture. This color scheme works well together because the green and brown contrast one and other to a point that is pleasing to the eye. While not all will want to go with the hunting lodge color scheme, there are plenty of other living room color schemes that one can utilize. One popular living room color scheme is that of grey on the walls, and tan on the furniture. The grey helps to keep the furniture the focal point, while the tan keeps the eyes from becoming too overwhelmed with color, this is a good example of a modest living room color scheme. Regardless of the schemes that you choose to implement, the important thing is that you become cognizant of what living room color schemes are, and how to create one that works for you.
The single choice of paint color will change the entire atmosphere of your living room. To find the perfect color for your home, start by deciding what you want the room to feel like. Making the choice of what color to paint your living room can be difficult because of the myriad of colors available at every paint store. Dont start out trying to pick the right color and the exact shade. Break down the decision process and begin by looking at the big picture. Try to decide what you want the room to feel like. If you want the room to be peaceful and relaxing, think of light, natural colors, such as soft whites, creams, beiges, sage greens and other earth tones that give you a soothing feeling. If you want a cheery room, pick cheery colors, such as bright white, yellow, warm pink or any color that feels sunshiny and happy. For an invigorating, classy room, choose warm, dark colors, from burnt orange to eggplant to chocolate. To make your living room cool and posh, pick stark black, white and cool blues.
So when you have washed and rinsed all the paint work down and stripped any old paper off the walls you will be ready to begin the decorating. You will have spent hours at the local DIY store collecting color charts to make sure that the colors you choose are right for the room and you almost certainly will have a number of empty tester pots that you have used to paint one foot square samples of color dotted about the walls. You will want to ensure the finished look when the paint is dry is to your satisfaction so the tester pots are a good idea. The lighting in a room will vary the shade on the walls and often the biggest challenge is selecting a scheme that compliments the natural light the room has to offer. Creating a board known as a mood board is a great way to actually see how the colors look together and visualise the finished room. It allows you to really see which colors clash or complement each other and avoids expensive mistakes. When you are selecting accessories to compliment the scheme make sure you have your mood board at hand, a miniature handbag sized version is a good idea for shopping trips.