The living room is a large part of the house and it’s usually decorated in specific elements. For example, the ceiling needs to be painted in a nice color, the floor needs to be in a format related to cohesion, the colors and textures need to be nicely chosen and that’s usually all of the rule but some things don’t always apply to the décor. Here are a few hints that might help you achieve the right balance.
The atmosphere and the atmosphere of the living room have to be carefully chosen. If it’s a rustic or vintage house, several styles can be used. If you want to create a more casual and relaxing atmosphere you can use wooden decorations and handcrafted elements.
Another criteria is the color palette. Light browns and greens are particularly great colors for the décor. Here is an example of a rustic and inviting living room with a sandy color palette and a wood-paneled ceiling. The white walls and cabinetry have a dark brown finish and this makes it feel a bit richer and more elegant. The flooring also has a brown finish.
But the same elements are continued in the same tone. A pale shade of green or pink is often used in the living room. Although they are usually used in a more formal décor, they are also appropriate for the living room. In this case you want to create a contrast with the walls. To go well together, pale tones of either beige or chocolate.
Wood is also an important color for the living room. It adds warmth wherever it goes. It makes the atmosphere even more inviting. Here you have a traditional wooden bed panel with a natural finish.
In the case of the bedroom you’ll most likely want to use a soft shade of beige or a light brown. Ideally, you should use this shade if your accent color. The atmosphere will be warm but it can also pale. Also, brown is too dark and too heavy for the room so you can redirect the attention towards the ceiling light fixture.
The background shade should be warm and neutral. Creating a balanced décor is not easy. You also have to carefully consider the lighting as it should be. Certain hues of brown give the room a warm look. The bed wouldn’t make much of a difference in the case of the living room if it weren’t for the bedside table lamps. A small nightstand in particular and of brown as the main colors should be enough to make a soft and soothing atmosphere.
A cozy reading nook isn’t complete without a soft floor lamp. A soft rug with a fluffy texture and a nice light shade will best compliment such a space. You can also opt for floor lampshades in brown. If you have a reading nook, a pair of lamps will bring light and charm into the room.
If you have a spot the size of a club toilet or extra seating is not enough, then consider a table in a brown color. You can also use a lamp in brown to stand out and make it the focal point in the room.
Brown is also a color for large, shared spaces like the living room. You can have a lot of fun decorating a small living room with small black armchairs and lots of wall art, all featuring browns. Add a few green touches here and there and you have an instantly bright and airy décor.
If you don’t want to have your décor all to yourself or to use lots of white surfaces, use a few wood accents to trick the eye into thinking that brown is a color you can use in such a situation. You can use the same strategy when combining with various different shades of brown and to create interesting and eye-catching combinations.
A dark brown would be a very interesting color not only for the dining room but for the home office. It’s both elegant and bold but not boring when it comes to interior design.