If you want the room to be peaceful and relaxing, think of light, natural colors, such as soft whites, creams, beiges, sage greens and other earth tones that give you a soothing feeling. If you want a cheery room, pick cheery colors, such as bright white, yellow, warm pink or any color that feels sunshiny and happy. For an invigorating, classy room, choose warm, dark colors, from burnt orange to eggplant to chocolate. To make your living room cool and posh, pick stark black, white and cool blues.
The colors of the rooms in your home are a direct reflection of your personality. While most of us may not spend a lot of time thinking about room color, it affects us every day. Room color can influence our moods and our thoughts. Color affects people in many ways, depending on age, gender, ethnic background and climate. Certain colors (or groups of colors) tend to get a similar reaction from most people; the variations come from the shades or tones used. This is why it’s so important to choose colors wisely when it comes to decorating.
The walls of your home have the advantage of changing and transforming your space with the help of paint or wallpaper. A dramatic room can instantly be made soft and airy with the application of light pale paint color. While a room that feels too big can instantly feel cozy with darker wallpaper with a striking pattern. There are pros and cons of using paint or wallpaper. Factors to consider are ease of application, cost, and versatility to your space. Whichever you choose your walls will benefit from the addition of paint or wallpaper.
Decorative Painting Options - There are several different decorative painting options that you can use to decorate your walls. Some of these include stenciling, stamping and sponge painting. You may want to use a pattern from a piece of furniture or even an area rug. One way to tie the room together is to take the pattern from the area rug and then make a stencil using the pattern. This can then be transferred to the wall. This is easy to do as you only need to use tracing paper and acetate. Once you have a stencil, you can then put the same pattern on your wall as is reflected on your area rug.
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