One of the hardest parts of decorating any room is deciding on color scheme selection, partly the reason being that color can play a vital role in bringing a room together – making it appear complete and easy on the eye. There are a few different routes that you can take when using color to tie a room together.
Use One Main Color
Choosing one main color to use throughout an entire room will cleverly bring all elements of a room together, when the room is designed correctly of course. Let’s take a living room for example. The main color could be one of the colors from your couch design, then the lamps, some of the pillows, some of the artwork, and a few decorator pieces could all contain that same color.
Incorporate a Color Family
Instead of selecting just one main color, try selecting two or three colors that you’ll incorporate into the design of the room. Some people choose one main color and then a secondary color, and a third color. Doing it this way results in more of the main color being seen throughout the room with slightly less of the secondary color, and just a small trace of the third color. This way you’re not forced into having an even amount of three colors, but, at the same time, you can see evidence of the three main colors throughout the entire room.
When you’re not sure what colors to choose, choose a color (or two or three) from the artwork you have displayed. Whether it’s a piece you purchased at an art store or a trio of photos you had printed on canvas prints, pick a few colors from your artwork and highlight those colors in your furniture choices or decorating pieces around the room.
Instead of using wall color or decorative pieces to tie your room colors together, consider using the fabric itself to do it for you. Choose a fabric that you use can for throws, pillows, and lampshades. In the bedroom, the fabric can also be on the duvet or bedspread. In the dining room it could be on the chair cushions, chair covers, or the placemats. You may even decide to frame fabric prints for the wall, be as creative as you like with it.
Use Area Rugs
An easy way to tie colors together is through rugs. You can use area rugs to highlight the texture of color of your wood or carpet floors, which can also be used to tie the pieces of furniture together. Use area rugs with your room’s colors underneath the dining or kitchen table. In the bedroom, use them at the bottom and sides of the bed. In the sitting or living room use them in front of your sofas or couches and underneath your coffee tables. You can also use them as runners in and out of a room. The most important thing to remember is that the color or colors in the rug are tied to the same color or colors in other parts of the room.
You don’t have to be intimidated when trying to use color to tie a room together. Once you’ve selected your colors of choice, then your next goal is to simply spread those colors throughout the room using different decorative items like artwork, furniture, fabric and rugs etc. Happy decorating!
Photo Sources: 1. CWB Architects, 2. Martha O’Hara Interiors, 3. Company C, 4. Martha O’Hara Interiors, 5. Studio Ten 25, 6. Rachel Reider Interiors, 7. J. Hirsch Interior Design, 8. Anthony Baratta, 9. Judith Balis Interiors, 10. Company C, 11. Rachel Reider Interiors, 12. James Yochum Photography, 13. Josina Bergsøe, 14. Rachel Reider Interiors, 15. Tamara Mack Design, 16. Lori Smyth Design, 17. Rachel Reider Interiors, 18. Domicile Interior Design, 19. Nancy Taylor Lynch Interior Design, 20. Robeson Design, 21. Armonia Decors, 22. Studio KW Photography, 23. Mark Williams Design Associates, 24. Christian Gladu Design, 25. Shagreene, 26. Ann Lowengart Interiors
Every household has an area in their home where it is either left empty or in desperate need of some furniture. Whether you need to put a small table or chair in this space to utilize it and make it useful it is important to do it right so that this area now becomes a working part of the home. Here we have some great home ideas from a company called Fashion For Home. They are based predominantly online and have a wide range of furniture from some of the world’s top designers.
This Tomoko White Oak Bench which designed by Sean Dix is a fantastic piece of furniture that can really change an area such as a hallway into a useful space. If you have quite a large home and need to fill up this area then having somewhere for you to sit down and get ready before going out will be extremely useful. This classically designed bench is made from solid white oak and is extremely sturdy and will definitely look the part in your home.
Another fantastic piece by Sean is this Dowel Grey 2 Seat Sofa which is great for a home office or a quiet backroom. This is not overpowering in size but seats to adults very comfortably. You’ll find that the smooth lines and neutral colors used will blend in with almost any decor that you currently have.
Lastly a bare wall can leave a home looking very cold and unwelcoming. If you click here you’ll be able to see a range of oil paintings that are available from F4H that are not overpowering in any way and will add a touch of class to your home. Paintings are a great way to decorate a hallway, spare room, or an office. It is also very cost-effective and you can even brighten up a drab room by simply hanging up a bright contemporary piece.
These are just a few items that are available from Fashion For Home and they also have a wide range of other bespoke and exciting furniture and accessories available on their site.
We poured through some of our favorite ultra-chic interior spaces to create this collection to help inspire you. These spaces range from ultra-opulent to ones that you could emulate in your own home. The key to making your own space chic is to add personality to it, make the space your own. Creating a chic space is always a result of experimentation but it doesn’t mean you should not think it all out. Experimenting without really planning out the whole design thing can be risky and expensive, so the first rule is to figure out what you like. How do you imagine the space that you are designing? Start with style and color scheme, try using a neutral palette and add bold splashes of color. Texture and layers in fabrics and materials also helps to define your space and add depth and character.
These are all important questions, but also do not forget about a budget. Planning decor along with the budget will help you avoid unpleasant surprises. Creating a chic space usually challenges you to think outside the box, which requires some planning. So if you want something unusual, challenging the traditional square or rectangular form of the room is the easiest and the hardest thing to do. It’s easy in terms of adding an instant unique look to the room and it’s hard because it’s time and money consuming. Another way to make your space stand out and be chic is to use unusual furniture, finishes and accessories. Unique wallpaper, quirky chairs and sofas or creative lighting can all add a special feel to your room decor.
Enjoy the pictures and be sure to let us know which chic space was your most favorite!
Decorating your bedroom with an innovative headboard can make a beautiful focal point. There are so many ideas out there for headboards; one can get very creative without having to do a generic headboard. DIY headboards can save money and display your creativity, a personalized headboard that could be even better than one on a showroom floor! People are using everything from mirrors, to wall decals, to door frames and picket fences to create unique one-of-a-kind headboards, and coming up with ideas for one can sometimes be daunting. Many times it is hard to determine what headboard will fit with your decor. Or, you might have a limited budget and need a fantastic idea that will be easy on the pocketbook.
The materials for a headboard can cost anywhere from $500-$1,000, depending on what you have in mind, or it can be as inexpensive as your creative imagination. So if you are looking for incredible headboard ideas, you are in luck, as we have gathered a collection of 37 inspiring headboard ideas that will surely fit with your bedroom. Many of them you can make on your own. Make a personal statement in your bedroom retreat with a fresh new look by adding your own personal stylized headboard. Don’t forget to let us know which one is your favorite!
This brilliant home in Norway has been beautifully decorated for the Christmas season. The ambiance surrounding the interiors is warm and cozy as a result of gorgeously appointed interiors and seasonal decorations that makes everything merry and bright! All of the rooms, from the hallway storage closet to the small tree in a basket display contemporary holiday decorations that are minimalistic but beautifully showcased.
An elegant tray on the coffee table in the living room displays a wonderful holiday scene of candles, pinecones and miniature reindeers, while the dining table features a centerpiece of pine boughs intertwined with pinecones and candles lying on top with a floral arrangement in the middle. The bedroom has been decorated with Christmas cheer, a holiday pillow adorns the bed, while even the staircase leading upstairs was given extra holiday pep with Bambi silhouettes wrapped with patterned wrapping paper and wrapped gifts hanging from them. The entire home looks inviting and comfortable; hopefully you will find some holiday inspiration or just enjoy looking at how a different country from yours decorates for the holiday season. Happy holidays from 1 Kind Design! Via
This charming Scandinavian Christmas home is owned and decorated for the holidays by Connecticut Interior Designer Edie van Breems. The gorgeous sparkling Christmas tree has been decorated in hues of gold, white and blue.
The dining room features a 70-year-old clam-shucking table with several Paperwhite Narcissus. This beautiful winter white flower has a wonderful scent and they are commonly used as a fresh and natural decoration in the home at Christmas time.
The beautiful Christmas wreath hanging in the window is Scandinavian-style, made of boxwood and dried wheat.
This decorative side table has all kinds of wonderful holiday decorations from a bowl with shiny baubles to sprigs of holly on the holiday card display.
The buffet table is displaying delicious holiday treats and a goose feather tree decorated with marzipan fruit and small candy canes.
This charming Swedish countryside kitchen plays host to long strands of wheat in glass canisters as a centerpiece focal point on the table and dried wheat holiday wreaths in the windows.
The banister showcases a very Scandinavian tradition of decorating with natural materials. The garland features pine and wheat and the star in the chest is handmade from straw.
In the winter time in Sweden there is not many daylight hours, so their custom is to decorate using light colors to balance the darkness of the winter months.