Abigail Hutchinson April 24, 2021 Living Room
Have you ever thought of how dull and boring would be our lives without colors? Well, if that thought has ever crossed your mind then imagine your living room without colors. Colors are very important at the time of decorating a living room. If you paint your living room walls in light and neutral shades then you will have many more options at the time of choosing the furniture for your room. Another advantage of doing so is that it will be easier to change furniture in the future should you wish to redecorate again and you will not have to change the color scheme. One thing you must think of is how you are going to have your floor. A very charming look for the living room is to have waxed hardwood floors. If this is not the type you like most, then you can go for a neutral color carpet and decorate it with a large attractive area rug in the center or use several smaller area rugs in the seating areas.
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.
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.
Green plants with flowering can also give a colorful look to your drawing room. If you are confused on what plant to use, you can consult a nursery as they can give you wonderful suggestions. You can maintain their glare by simply dusting them. You can add odd things if you want to follow unconventional living room color ideas. You can add a whimsical lamp shade or a colorful sculpture. Many colorful lamp shades are found at a cheap price in a lamp shop. You can add a ribbon around at the top and the bottom so that it becomes more colorful. You can add some color to the floor by suitably placing some rugs strategically in front of a chair or beneath the coffee table. In this case, the color of the rug used should be a contrast to the ones used on the wall or on the floor. If there is a boring wall, it is better to cover it with a nicely designed mirror and keep some interesting decorating piece on it to make it look attractive.
Tip Number Two: Color does not have to need to be Pastel Often times, it is assumed that delicately tinted paint implies that the color of dye in the color needs to be pastel. Oddly enough, it is possible to have walls which are colored with a brown tinted coloring and the impact remains an open and airy live able space. The color of the actual fresh paint isnt really as important as the quantity of dilution associated with the dye in the color. Hence you should spruce up your living room with hues of reds and blues or shades of browns and grays. Never, however select dark, heavy tones of these colors. Generally, imagine shades that will reflect the natural light in the room instead of soak up it.
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".