Bringing Color Into Your Living Room

October 17, 2018

Emerging trends in home décor are accented by a riot of color. Maybe it is a reaction to years of minimalism or a burst of self-expression forged as a response to the difficult times many are facing. Whatever the reason, more and more of us are experimenting by bringing color into our living rooms.

The Maximalist Movement

These trends are at their most vivid among those involved in the maximalist movement. A simple Instagram search for “maximalist” will result in a barrage of blinding color bursting from your mobile phone screen in the form of home interiors containing a veritable rainbow of colors.

The movement is somewhat extreme and whilst you may not be ready to join it just yet, there are a number of ways in which you can bring a little more colour into your life. 

Be Bold

It is fair to say that great interior design looks to strike a balance within a space. Being bold with color helps to achieve this and can act to invigorate and inspire those who inhabit the space.

A great way to begin dabbling with color is to seek out some soft furnishings. Brightly colored cushions, throws, and blankets will help keep you cosy whilst at the same time bringing some warmth to your living room.

Another option is to invest in a large rug. Persian rugs, for example, come in a range of deep rich colors and can make for a stylish addition to a living space. Alternatively, a more contemporary design may provide you with a much more vivid option.

Paintings and Prints

Taking inspiration from some of the world’s most famous artists can also be a means of injecting some colour into your life. There are, of course, plenty to choose from for instance Pablo Picasso was famous for his use of color, as was Jackson Pollock, but the world is your oyster and so have some fun investigating what is out there – a trip to a gallery?

Alternatively, you could do it yourself. Creating your own pieces of art is super enjoyable, plus you end up with an original piece of work that costs very little to produce.

The Ultimate Statement

For the ultimate statement and a literal way of bringing color into your living space you could think about commissioning a stained glass window and again could seek inspiration from the art world – Gilbert and George perhaps?

Ecclesiastic it may be, but flooding a space with colored light can have a wonderful effect that is in constant flux as the light outside changes.

However you decide to do it, bringing a little, or a lot, of color into your living room can be uplifting, so start experimenting and have some fun.

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Andi Perullo de Ledesma

I am Andi Perullo de Ledesma, a Chinese Medicine Doctor and Travel Photojournalist in Charlotte, NC. I am also wife to Lucas and mother to Joaquín. Follow us as we explore life and the world one beautiful adventure at a time.

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