Decorating with colour is one of the most fun and informative ways to decorate a home or office space. Colourful decorations, walls, accents, and furniture can work well in a room to give it a certain vibe, or they can detract from the intended purpose. Consider the room to be decorated to see what it has to offer before diving in and decorating it improperly.
Common Room Qualities To Consider
Each room has its own personality. An office is professional, clean, and sanitary, while a kids’ playroom at home is likely the exact opposite. Both rooms need curtains and other decor, but both rooms demand a different style.
In another light, rooms beckon different looks based on the space provided. A small home may want to decorate in a way that makes the space look bigger, and a big office space may want to decorate in a way that makes people feel more comfortable and cozy.
There are many different factors that contribute to a good interior decor to consider when putting in the work, effort, and money to redecorate a space.
A theme for a space is most often dictate by colour, but there are many ways to add colour to a room. It begins with deciding which colours to add and how to add them. Will you find inspiration on the web, follow trending designers, or turn to your own wardrobe for colour ideas? Will you focus on what is already present in the room and build from there, or will you start from scratch and create a bold popping accent?
Warm colours, such as the reds, oranges, and yellows, are inviting and comfortable. Moreover, these colours are known to induce hunger. Think about walking into a Macca’s. The red and gold arches beckon hunger, so you can create those same feelings in your living space by painting the kitchen red and adding yellow accent curtains, or vice versa. You do not have to stick with the vibrant shades if you are trying to get away from the Happy Meal vibe.
Cool colours, such as the blues and greens, are calming and relaxing, making them the perfect colours for bedrooms and home theatres.
Lighting and colour go hand-in-hand. A dark room will only become darker with an abundance of deep colours. Conversely, a bright room will become brighter with the addition of light colours.
Not only does lighting help show off the room (or lack of lighting help keep it dark), but lighting and the colour choice can help trick the mind into seeing the space differently. For example, if you have a smaller room and want it to appear bigger, use light colours. If you were to use dark colours, it would make it feel more cave-like and smaller. And when it’s time to make that big office space feel more like home, think about using darker shades of colours to break up the big room.
There are so many ways to think about the impact colour has on a room. From the way you can accentuate certain elements, such as the radiant sunshine coming in through the windows by hanging sheer curtains, decorating a room is more than just picking out cool and stylish items. The way you decorate a space can impact the way it feels, the way it looks, and the way it acts.
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