Abigail Hutchinson April 8, 2021 Living Room
If you already have the furniture in neutral colors and dont want to spend money on buying new one, then a good idea to add color to your living room is to buy decorative cushions. Or even better, you can do them yourself! This way you will be able to choose the fabric you like most and the exact colors you want for your living room. Cushions not only add the color the room needs but also create a very inviting and comfortable feeling. Choosing cushions in colors that match or complement your area rug can make the room look beautifully put together. If your living room is of big dimensions and it is used for different purposes you can use room dividers to separate the areas for the different activities you do.
Tip Number One: Brighter Shades Make a Space Look Bigger If you have a large living room, then darker colors might meet your needs. Or else, a lighter shade of paint is better. Eyes are usually attracted to the darker areas of a room, therefore darker colored walls can push your line of vision downward. Consequently, you will feel like the partitions tend to be closer to you than they really are. On the other hand, soft colored walls force your eyes to look up, and the result is a more open and expansive perspective. If you dont have an excessively big live able space or you are making the effort to decrease the feel of the size of the living room, you will want to use brighter shades connected with color.
If you want to be daring, one can use two different colors. For instance, a bookcase can be painted in green and placed in a room with blue walls. However, there is also continuity throughout the house if same colors are used. A room with panels gives a chance to use opposite colors. One can also use paints to give effect to the panels if it is not there through the use of one color on the bottom third of the wall and another one on the upper wall. Creating an "accent wall" in clear colors for out of proportioned rooms can give a concurrent effect. However, if you wish to have your home an emotional effect, you might as well paint one big wall, start on each corner going to the middle, and leave a vertical space enough for an artwork to be hanged.
Though a lot of people find it not appropriate to use colorful paints for their houses, an artist know for her illuminated furnishings line pushed people to make a room for vivid colors inside the house. In todays abode, color plays a considerable role in accentuating interiors and design areas of importance in rooms that are out of proportion. Structural features can be used to be effective in order to create a space through the use of color. Bookcases, doorways and windows can sum up more interest to walls full of colors. To stress importance, according to a Sherwin-Williams employee, she discloses that it is good to paint doorways a little more light or dark than the wall.It maybe quite a transformation but it gives attention to detail.Another example would be to use cooper finish for translucency thus providing good reflection to the structure.
No matter how light or dark or rich colors are, about half of them are warm and the other half are cool. Youll be able to tell pretty easily which category each color falls into, but dont get distracted from the way it will make the room feel by how pretty they are. Cool colors will give your living room a more impersonal, peaceful feel, while warm ones create an atmosphere of warmth, hospitality and excitement. Cool colors often coordinate with blue, and include pure white, black, gray, blue, all shades of purple, pink, and pastels. Warm colors have a closer relationship with gold, such as cream, brown, golden yellows, orange, orangey reds, and most greens. One of the unique and often unnoticed qualities of color is that it can psychologically change the size of the room. Light colors make rooms feel bigger.
Another important thing to consider in your living room is the lighting. You should have general light and diffused light, so floor lamps are highly recommended. To give a romantic touch to your living room you can add candles to your decoration. Nowadays there are plenty of choices and you can find candles in all sizes, shapes, scents and colors. Arrange your furniture so the sofas and armchairs face a determined focal point in the room, such as the TV set, a fireplace if you have one or the view of your garden. If you are decorating your living room from scratch and have not bought your furniture yet, it is advisable to measure the room carefully and buy the furnishings according to this. Remember, a room that looks too crowded because the furniture is too big does not provide a comfortable feeling and it will not be easy to relax in. On the other hand if your furniture is too small or too little for your living room you may feel a sort of "emptiness".