Abigail Hutchinson April 7, 2021 Living Room
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.
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.
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".
If the living room has curtains on windows, design them in such a way that they allow enough direct sunlight to enter the living room. Natural light after falling on living room walls will reflect into deeper areas illuminating the corner dark areas. This technique is called as indirect or diffused light and is extremely effective in adding extra mood in living room color scheme without any additional costs. You can also make use of combination of color schemes in living room interior decorating. Another easy way to decide the color scheme of the living room is to follow theme such as a cool color scheme or hot color scheme. Which you should choose entirely depends on the actual climatic conditions surrounding your home. Its related to the amount of direct sunlight you receive.
The living room colors always become a prime factor when it comes to the treatment of the mood or atmosphere that is exuded within the premises. Would you be comfortable when your living room colors are too loud or too boring? Or would you be exactly convenient as the color blending seem to quarrel and have conflicts with each other? Fortunately, there are tips and guides that could be taken into account when attending to the living room colors. There are tricks that you may adopt in order for your living room colors to come alive. Take off the wallpapers you have there on the walls of your living room. If they have run out of style, it is better to remove them and have them changed with the most appropriate and rejuvenating living room colors. You need to concert your effort in thinking over the living room color schemes that would best work in your home. Take note that these colors must also go along with the furniture and accessories that you house in your living room.
Replace the prints with solid colors in lush fabric textures. Velvets, chiffons and silks are excellent fabrics to start with. Incorporate them into throw pillows, throw blankets and upholstered furniture for a rich and authentic look. Any rough or harsh fabrics from the Midwest theme should be discarded or re-purposed for something else in the house, as they no longer apply to the Moroccan themed room. Bringing Morocco into a Midwest living room can be a sure challenge. However, by taking time to use the fabrics, colors and accessories that you already own, you can save yourself quite a bit of time and energy. It will also save you money as you reuse the items that have multiple purposes. Turn your living room into a new and spectacular showcase of Moroccan life by making it as authentic as possible. With the right fabrics, accessories and coloring, your room will soon transform into a space that bears little resemblance to its once Midwest theme decor.