Your living room is looking a little… dated, isn’t it? The paint isn’t quite as bright and lustrous as it once was, and the room in general is just a bit tired and worn down. That’s what “living” will do to a room!
Well, here we are, and we are here to help. Here is part one of our massive horde of ideas which will help you to create a new and wonderful living space in which you can feel truly comfortable relaxing, spending time with the family, or unwinding in front of the television.
Here we go!
Pretty in Pink
If you happen to have a good mix of antiques in the home, or if your furniture is leaning more towards the rustic end of the spectrum, then you will want to paint your living room in a nice, warm shade.
A lilac shade will be just perfect for a country chic look – think antiqued wooden pieces and fabric furniture covers.
Pair Blues with Greens
We all know that we should be mixing up our patterns and textures if we are looking to create something truly special, but most of us tend to stick to just the one colour. If you really want to create some wow factor, however, you should spice it up even more: go for both blues and greens.
These two colours will bring out a marine sort of feeling in the living room; capitalise on this and add some seaside aesthetic, such as the occasional conch shell or even a nice fish tank!
Mix the Old with the New
Country modern is a fantastic fusion of two very distinct styles, that somehow manages to work as greater than the sum of its parts. Neutral colours work the best here – beiges and creams on the walls – alongside rough fabric covers on the sofa and chairs.
The way to mix the two together is simple: you want one focal piece from each of them. One particularly effective focal piece from the “country” half is a traditional fireplace, so if you’ve got it, flaunt it! Then think about a coffee table for the “modern” counterpart: burnished steel or glass does the trick. Experiment!
If your living room is not fortunate enough to receive a great deal of sunlight, there are a few options you can choose from to help alleviate that situation. The first is to play around with mirrors: arguably the best way is to install a large feature mirror on the wall across from the main window.
A nicer – and “sunnier” – method is to paint the room in bright yellow shades. And so that you don’t go entirely overboard, think about pairing that with a deep red carpet, or with red-varnished wooden flooring.