Selecting Colors And Furniture For Your Living Room
When starting to adorn your living room and home pick a neutral color of paint for most rooms. Before getting the paint, be sure to bring color samples home to look at them in the light of your room. This is important because colors will look different at the store than in your home. It should also coordinate with your flooring whether it be carpet, rugs, or hardwood. Each space can have two to three accent colors. Throughout your home the accent colors should be within the same palette as your main color. After you’ve selected your top three main colors, paint these on poster board and hold it up to your wall, this will give you a good idea of the color with your lighting.
When deciding on your furniture remember they will be the most expensive items in your space, they should be a style you will enjoy for years to come. The color should coordinate with your area and be a neutral color. You can add color to your space with accessories like pillows, lamp shades, art posters, and decorations. These are easy to switch out over time, but your furniture should last years.
Your sofa will most likely be the center piece of the living room, so be sure to take time to find the one that fits with your style and color. The fabric of your couch should be easy to care for, especially if you have young children, and a color that doesn’t show dirt easily. A great choice if you have children is a fabric called microfiber. It is very durable and comes clean easily. When selecting a new couch it should match the neutral color you have picked for your walls, but should not be exactly the same. Before you buy the couch be sure to sit on it to check the firmness of the cushions. You will have the sofa for a long time, make sure it is comfortable! The height of the back is also important. Some contemporary couches are very short in back. Be sure to measure the space in your home and find a sofa that matches up.
Other furniture to think about are tables and lounge chairs. If your side tables are wood be sure not to go too light or too dark of wood depending on the colors of your room. And other fabric chairs in the room should match up with the sofa. It is best to have the fabric chairs a different color, but similar to the sofa.
Now to add touches of accent colors you can add throw pillows to your couch, different lampshades, and living room art prints. These are the items that will really give life to your area and can be swapped out over the years as different colors will interest you and come into fashion.