Roxanne Huber April 8, 2021 Living Room
Wherever possible set furniture against the walls to open up as much floor space as you can. Remove any clutter, and steer clear of knick-knacks and other small accessories that make a room look congested and cluttered. To add color to the walls without taking away any visual space, use no more than one large accent per wall, preferably something brightly colored that will help light up the room. Leave windows bare if you can but if not use light-weight fabrics or sheers. Cozy up a Large Room Perhaps you have the opposite problem - your living room is way too big! This often makes a room appear a bit cold, making it feel as though it is lacking in personality. To make this room look more intimate and appealing, use rich, dark colors such as burgundy, navy and green. Browns, gold tones and autumn colors will work as well. While you dont have to paint every wall a dark color, consider painting two opposing walls a rich shade as a contrast to the other walls. If you have a high beamed or cathedral ceiling, consider painting it a darker tone as well. This will visually bring the ceiling down.
While it is true that using the paint white for your ceiling gives a fresh feeling, same thing also will do by using a lighter paint for your ceiling than the color of the wall. In effect, the room will look spacious. If you want the warmth feeling of closeness, one can use darker colors for the ceiling. People often make mistakes when it comes to color. One mistake is fear. One effective way to overcome this is to start choosing shades that are of your interest. Then start test painting, if it is to bold, ask your local paint store to lighten it or if it too light, make it darker. Another mistake is walls have too much color. Always be vigilant to the play of colors in the room. It does not always count if all dark colors are used in a room. If people at times put too much color on the wall, tendency is other people also put too little on their walls. If those white walls that you have has created boredom, enliven it making sure that good percentage of color comes from the wall then from your furniture and then followed by your accessories. Another thing is if you do the process fast, chances are you will commit a mistake. Do not rush on things. Be patient to check if the shade is of your interest. Last mistake is you at times forget about the primer. Use the paint white when you wish to change the wall color. Using of such assures you that there will be no obstruction from the shades used before.
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.
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.
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".
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.