Revamping Your Living Room Color Scheme

Revamping Your Living Room Color Scheme

For most people, the living room is the centerpiece of their home. It's where you entertain guests, relax at the end of a long day, or curl up to watch a movie. However, not all living rooms have a color scheme that's conducive to a pleasant atmosphere. Over time, modern style, as well as your tastes, change. Fortunately, updating your living room isn't as difficult as you might think. If you don't know where to start, we offer color consultations to guide you to the living room style you want. It's just another way to improve the look and feel of your Longmont, Colorado, home. If you're wondering how to choose a color scheme for your living room, here are some ideas to get the process moving.

Start Small

One of the worst things you can do when it comes to changing your living room's appearance is to undertake a long, stressful project. Instead, you might be surprised by how easily you can change your color scheme. It's all dependent on your style. Changing your area rugs, throw pillows, or table lamps to fit your scheme is much easier and more affordable to do than changing the entire room, and with internet shopping, you don't even have to leave your home to do it. For the quick fix that goes further than you think, remember to start small.

Color Matching

Not everyone has an innate ability to match colors seamlessly. You might hold up two colors that seem to match, yet when you're done painting you're not pleased with the results. That's why we offer a color matching service to help you when picking a color for your living room. By providing us with your favorite color groups, such as earth tones, urban, or traditional, we can pick the colors that bring the room together. All you have to do is point to the hues you love, and we'll help you figure out how to pick interior wall colors.

From Junk to Treasure

Another way to put an interesting stamp on your living room is through reclaimed decor. This doesn't necessarily mean taking a trip to the junkyard, but finding objects that are easily transformed into a focal point or accessory in the room. Many people are turning to reclaimed wood for the perfect coffee table, wall hanger, or other furniture. All it requires is a bit of creativity, some sanding, and a fresh stain or coat of paint that matches the room's color scheme.

For next to nothing, you can add a unique piece that no one else has. In addition, scouring yard sales, estate sales, and flea markets can help you discover something that speaks to you and gives your living room that personal touch it needs.

The 60-30-10 Principle

If you're having trouble coming up with the right ratio for your color scheme, just follow the 60-30-10 principle. Used by interior designers for decades, this rule states that you should have 60 percent primary color, 30 percent secondary hue, and 10 percent accent.

Remember there's no one way to choose a color scheme for your living room. But by following these tips, you'll have a room that's just what you've always wanted.

Image via Flickr by Brent Schmidt

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