Luz Mason April 8, 2021 Living Room
Color is a very powerful thing and the use of certain colors can be found everywhere. It can change our mood or stimulate the senses. If you are outgoing, bold living room colors suit you best. At the same time if you are the shy type, passive colors are your thing. It is important to use the right combination of colors to make your room more inviting and relaxing. If you can, do not use more than two colors in any given room. One color as the main color and the other as the trim. If you really want to choose the best combination of colors for your living room you should try using a color palette. They can easily be found at a local paint store and someone is always willing to assist you if needed. Remember that different colors are associated with different moods. Light blue brings tranquility, purple is power or royalty and yellow brings happiness.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.