Luz Mason April 8, 2021 Living Room
Synchronizing Colors and Themes The first thing to do after you have decided which decorating style theme you will use for your living room in your new home or while renovating your existing home, you have to decide which color scheme you will use. You have to keep in mind to color coordinate with the color theme of your furniture, upholstery, furnishing accessories, floor covering, carpets, etc. Another option is to begin with the furniture and coordinating paint colors with it. You may try to start with the major piece of furniture in the room or the rooms central point. Either use balancing colors or make the focal point stand out with something light around it. Choosing Classic Colors That Still Works
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.
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 living room can serve a number of purpose and this depends whether you want it as a social gathering place for guests and friends, a family spot where everyone can huddle while watching movies or a place where you work and play on your computer and more. Based from its function, you can decide what kind of design is suitable. Whether you want it to have a traditional style or a modern professional look. In this process you will be playing with your creativity while choosing the best home accents and wall decor to complement your decorating idea. Below are some pointers on how to improve your living room the way a professional interior designer does it. Choosing The Right Color It is important to take everyones opinion when choosing the living room color. Soft restful colors such as beige, grey and taupe, soft blue and green are excellent choices since every family member uses the area as a place to relax and unwind. However, if your living room is used primarily for recreation and other lively family activities like playing games or watching movies, try to pick colors that brighten the room. Red and yellow, blue or emerald are decent choices to convey fun and excitement. Placing modern wall art, toys, heirlooms and framed decor are also good ideas to beautify the area.
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.
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.