Big, bright, bold, and beautiful are the fashion statements for today’s decor. People are longing to make a change as the economy stays depressed. The decor is making a bold statement in order to pave the way perhaps to raise the hopes of a brighter economic future.
Color and patterns are in, in a big way!
Color can make a powerful statement
Do not be afraid of color; a brightly painted room can add excitement to your day.
- Paint an accent wall behind a sofa in a bold red or green, or even a dark chocolate. Then bring the color into the rest of the room with the accessories.
- Paint opposite walls in different colors.
- Colors can be mixed but not hues; bold colors and pastels do not work well together.
Bold patterns are big
- An accent wall dressed in a wallpaper with a huge repeat will be sure to add a statement to a room.
- Upholster a chair in a large pattern to appear as if a piece of art.
Mix and match patterns
Have fun mixing flowers with plaids or stripes. Throw in some geometric with a traditional pattern. Be sure to keep the patterns in the same tones of color. Bolds should be kept with bolds; pale colors should be kept with pales.
- Think three when mixing designs; you do not want to overwhelm the room with too much pattern. Keep your mixing to a choice of three different patterns.
Patterns can make a neutral statement in a bold way
Not into color then use large neutral patterns to create an accent wall or to dress the entire room.
- Sneak a bit of color with the accessories that can easily be changed with your mood or the seasons; pillows and throws in different colors, textures, and patterns can add instant thrills to the decor.
Look forwards to a brighter future by adding some boldness to the living space. Happiness in the abode’s decor will incite you to have a happy day. Enjoy life and never be afraid to dance!
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