Painting Ideas For Your Living Room

By Scarlett (Houston, Texas)

How important is this room in your home? If your home is like most, the living room is very important and that is why it should also look the best. When you are decorating the living room, it may be hard to narrow down your choices when it comes to paints because there is so much pressure to create the right color for the most popular room but you can do it with careful consideration.

Look around your room and what do you see? Do you like what is already there? Do you want to make a partial change or do you want to change the complete room. If you choose to change the complete room, you will need to decide what color you want the walls, the trim, and the accessories.

Look at your largest piece of furniture and create the living room around it. If you have a piano in your living room, this is probably going to be the largest piece of furniture in the living room so you can make that your center point and create a new look for your living room based on that shade of wood or color. Because the piano is the center point, you need to place some track lights above it to highlight this beautiful piece of furniture. You also want to place a large area rug underneath the piano to set the piano apart from the rest of the room.

The walls should not take over the look of the room so use a neutral color. Your living room will automatically be colorful because it is the most used room in the house so it will be a room that has every shade in it. The walls can be an off white in color or it can be a slate color or sand color. These are all neutral colors that will look great in this room. The paint color you choose will decide on the rest of your decor.

If you don’t have a fireplace, create one. You can purchase the electric fireplaces that fit snuggly against the wall and produce a curtain amount of heat. You can find them online. You can have a professional come in and build a rock wall around the fireplace to make it look more authentic. You can also choose to paint the area around the fireplace a different color to highlight it in the room.

Place a ceiling fan on the ceiling that is different from the rest of the house. There are a variety of ceiling fans to choose from. You can match the ceiling fan along with the rest of your decor.

Accessorize and create a new look. There are several different decorations that you can make yourself or you can purchase. A simple shopping trip to your local store or a search online will help you find the right look for your room.

You can finish the look with a theme. You may want to do a rustic look or a contemporary look that will set the living room apart from the other rooms in your house.

The best paint colors from Sherwin Williams – “Paint Color Cheat Sheets” – A great short-cut to finding a perfect paint color.

Find answers to your paint color questions.

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