Crystal Chen April 24, 2021 Living Room
One of the most beautiful living rooms I have ever been in had a bright red, large, rectangular area rug in the middle of the golden oak floor. The red rug was stunning and simple, but brought energy to an otherwise nondescript room. Utilizing color on your living room floor will change the way your living room feels. Oftentimes we use bright colors as accent pieces, throw pillows, or even splashes of art on the walls. Occasionally we get up the nerve to paint a wall or even an entire room a bold brilliant color. But just as often we neglect to see the floor as a viable option to hold bright color. Bright colors bring energy and life to a room. Using a bright colored area rug will vitalize a living room and give a look to the space that people will remember.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.