Design Ideas for Living Room: Injecting Color Into Your Room
Philadelphia is a colorful city in more ways than one — there’s colorful and diverse culture to enjoy, as well as a vibrant art scene. Just go for a stroll in the arts district (Avenue of the Arts), down South Street or to a cultural fair.
Philadelphia is a colorful city in more ways than one — there’s colorful and diverse culture to enjoy, as well as a vibrant art scene. Just go for a stroll in the arts district (Avenue of the Arts), down South Street or to a cultural fair at Penn’s Landing and you’re bound to be inspired. It’s understandable to want to take that inspiration and use it for design ideas for living room decor in your Philly home. A natural, minimalist look is a common choice of interior designers when decorating a comfortable living room space, but if you prefer more excitement, there are ways to inject color into your living room in small but significant ways.
Bold and Colorful Accent Wall
If the walls in your living room are painted with a light eggshell or tan color, that’s generally a good thing because light paint makes a room appear bigger. Instead of painting all of your walls a new color for a fresh look, just paint one wall. Find the focal wall in your living room, which is the wall that people see first when they walk into the room and paint it a stimulating, eye-catching color like red, orange, or orchid purple.
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Throw in Some Patterned Throw Pillows
Even the blandest of sofas can look like something out of an interior design magazine when it’s decorated with the right pillows. Purchase both patterned and solid throw pillows of all shapes and sizes with the boldest and brightest colors you can find. Take your time shopping various home and design stores to find a diverse selection of colorful pillows for your living room. This will add both style and comfort to your sofa, love seat, or recliner.
Add Some Greenery
Green is the color of nature, growth, and good health according to color theory. Inject this color into your home decor by simply placing one or two large leafy green potted plants in your living room. The plants can either be real or fake (the latter is probably best if you have pets), but keep in mind that some live plants help purify the air in your home to make it even more comfortable. For example, ferns help clear the air of toxins and are also considered pet safe. A green plant will revive any living room space and give it good energy.
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If you appreciate art, create a gallery wall in your living room full of colorful framed paintings of all shapes and sizes that you collect over time. Stagger and arrange the paintings in an attractive pattern. Start by placing the largest, most valuable or most beloved piece in the center of the wall and go from there.
When exploring design ideas for living room decor, think about injecting some color into the room. It’s a simple home project that will energize you and your home. Use color theory and your own personal pigment preferences to pick the items that will work best in your unique space.
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