Pops of colors and splashes of texture gives life to a neutral living room. Take a simple, neutral colored set of sofas and bring them to life with vibrantly colored throw pillows and soft but simple throws.
I would like to point out the advantage of selecting neutral colored furnitures for your living room.
Neutral colored furniture works well in living rooms because changing out the color of throw pillows according to the season is so simple, and can really transform a space. In addition, using several different textures of fabrics on the pillows and throws give the space depth and interest.
The hot color in home décor for this season is turquoise! In this particular living room depicted above, beiges, chocolate browns, and tans are brought to life with tiny splashes of turquoise! Throw pillows, coordinating floor rugs and wall art are wonderful places to add color to a space. Accent pieces such as candles, figurines or floral arrangements provide an additional outlet for use of color and design. In this particular living room, cream and white accent pieces blend nicely with the splashes of turquoise.
Area rugs are especially nice in a living room because they provide definition in a space; area rugs define the center of the space where conversation and relaxation can take place. Typically placed underneath a coffee table, area rugs define the area in which conversation pieces and larger furniture are placed. Furthermore, area rugs are a wonderful way for homeowners and designers to really express their personal taste and style through design and color.
Depending upon the size of the living room area, adding bookcases and sofa tables provide additional space for splashes of color. As seen in this living room, there is ample room for accent pieces and tables. A simple sofa table with shelves can make a beautiful bookshelf. The bindings of books provide yet another arena for pops of color in any space.
As lighting in any space is of dire importance, vibrant or coordinating lampshades really make a space come to life. Furthermore, lamp shades are another way of bringing color into a room. The standard “rule of thumb” as far as lighting goes is that any given room should have at least three sources of light. So as designers we use light sources as three more ways in which color and coordination can bring interest to spaces.
Most living rooms have some sort of natural light. This particular space has a gorgeous bay window. Bay windows are designers’ dreams. They are a space where style, design, and taste can really be showcased. An entire article could be written on the different ways in which bay windows can be decorated. The bay window in this living room serves as a shelf that displays more coordinating throw pillows and accent pieces. Bay windows are an absolutely terrific space to utilize when trying to add color in a room.