The secret to achieving a nice room and turning it into a great room is by using colour that complements the room and brings an added element to your lifestyle. There are some vivid changes you can make with just a little decorating knowledge.
Nearly every decorating programme or home make-over show talk about feature walls, nearly everyone is aware of this phenomenon. For instance, in the bedroom the feature wall could be behind the bed and the bedding incorporating on the key colours of the wall. It’s not just feature walls that can create impact in the bedroom; bold bedroom furniture can give an instant lift to tired decor.
You can make the whole room striking from the beginning. If your style is more classic than modern, a great colour would be olive green, although you de need to stay away from overly yellow greens as this can make the space look dull. The best way to find the perfect colour for your room, is to make use of paint samples, ensure you are generous with painting blocks of colours. You will need to view the colour at differing times of the day to ensure, it still looks good with varying light conditions. Once you’ve chosen your colour, make sure you paint your woodwork white and if you can get white with a hint of lime, it will only add to the striking effect of your room.
You can also create a spectacular room with the use of darker tones. An important aspect is not to drown the room in a solid dark colour but to counterbalance it with crisp white woodwork or white gloss wardrobes if in a bedroom, this all helps to break up the darkness.
A little know-how can create a wonderful home for you and your family, with outstanding contrasts and brave statement decor which will give the edge to any room, giving your home the wow factor.
Updating a bedroom doesn’t have to cost a fortune, a few simple changes can bring life back into the room and make it feel fresher. If your budget doesn’t stretch to a full overhaul, then these nifty little ideas will help get you the look you want.
Wallpaper can instantly add a new dimension to a room, but you don’t have to spend a huge amount to do the whole room, create a feature wall in your bedroom, choose a dramatic looking paper and the transformation will make it seem as if you have decorated all the room.
If your bedroom is feeling a little dark, introduce reflected surfaces, such as mirrors, not necessarily on the ceiling, but a striking mirror will reflect light and add an extra dimension to the room.
The latest trend for the bedroom is florals in hot-house colours; you can simply achieve this look by buying a new set of bedding, or even adding a few cushions with large blooms on them. Display on your dressing table pretty florals accessories, like a clear glass vase holding a posy or a picture frame with a flowery image.
So winter is upon us, but there is no reason why the deeper shades of spring can’t be used in the home, they really do make the most of the darker months. Think along the lines of pinks, purples and reds, with a splash of palm leaf green. These colours are ideal for infusing into the bedroom. Look towards plain pieces of bedroom furniture as the main accent will be the depth of soft furnishings.
Cleverly intersperse floral patterns amongst bold purple bedspreads, by using cushions and updating the curtains. You can also bring the floral accent in by making use of floral china or ornaments decorated with flourishes of pink and cream. If you want a more long term effect, artificial flowers will carry on the look throughout the winter months without you having to worry about constantly replacing.
If your budget doesn’t stretch to replacing wardrobes, then think about how a folksy look works with mismatched pieces of furniture, the key is to ensure there is a singular theme running through, in this case it would be floral and purple, so even adding a patterned rug will get your bedroom folky.