Paint Ideas: A Living Room Worth Living In!
After a long day at the office, nothing beats that feeling of coming home to a comfy couch with the TV remote in one hand and a beverage in the other! Although, if given the choice, a lot of us would spend most of our spare time doing the same thing!
While the overall ambience and quality of a living room matters to homeowners that spend a large chunk of their time here, it’s also a place where guests gather and dinner parties are hosted; therefore, your choice of paint and decoration must be pleasing to the eye!
Whether you’re looking to paint a newly constructed house or simply renovating an old one, these paint ideas are sure to leave your living room looking absolutely fabulous! Read on.
- Make Your Ceiling Stand Out
Think about it; the living room ceiling is a vast area of space that is generally plain and boring (with the occasional ceiling fan and a lighting fixture or two). It’s quite common for homeowners to play it safe with living room ceilings as some attempts to be bold simply don’t turn out the way one hopes! However, making your ceiling stand out doesn’t necessarily mean choosing colours that are bold, but rather shades that create a contrast with your walls. Most homeowners look to blend their ceiling colour with the walls because you simply can’t go wrong with that. On the other hand, a more visually appealing ceiling can be created with a shade that stands out while complementing the wall colour of your living room.
- Include an Accent Wall
There are some colours you may adore but simply can’t paint all your walls in (particularly dark tones). However, there’s no reason why you cannot incorporate a desired shade into your living room with the inclusion of an accent wall. It is one of the easiest and most impactful ways to beautify a living room while giving it a focal point. Although an accent wall is decorative in itself, you can use it as beautiful backdrop to highlight art pieces, architectural features or other elements. You can also choose more than one accent wall for your living room; however, it’s important to make sure that the colour/shade does not overwhelm the room. Typically, large living rooms are more favourable for multiple accent walls.
- Use Subtle Textures
A little texture can do big things for your living room! There are plenty of options in textured finishes; however, the most common ones include marble, stipple and orange peel. These eye-catching finishes are perfect for accent walls or ceilings to give living rooms that extra pizzazz! Typically, textured paint is used on small wall areas or confined to just one wall; however, you can mix it up by matching your ceiling and a specific wall with textured paint. Be sure to pick naturally blended colours so that you don’t create something that looks more messy than classy.
- A Painted Floor, Perhaps?
Have you ever considered painted or stained concrete for your living room floor? It may sound unappealing at first but the results will blow you away! With an epoxy finish, you can have a floor that is as shiny as clean tiles with a myriad of hues for choice! If you dare, brightly painted floors are great for making your living room look funky and fresh while you can mimic the appearance of natural flooring options like stone or marble by simply staining concrete with the right colour tones. What’s more, painted floors are unique and a much smaller investment than putting in false flooring.
- A Unique Mural in Place of Artwork
Artwork, in any shape or form, is aesthetically appealing. The same goes for an artsy mural spread across a living room wall with colours that complement your interior decor! There are plenty of ‘out-there’ patterns and ideas you can go with for a mural; however, it’s advisable to choose sober designs for a large wall, while smaller wall space is perfect for complex art. The most important thing to do is match and complement other wall/ceiling colours so that the finish product is a masterpiece and not an eyesore!
By incorporating these clever paint ideas into your living room, the visual benefits will last for years to come until, of course, it’s time for a change and a fresh coat of paint!