(Closed) Decoration Help?

posted 6 years ago in Home
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Any reason for leaving the walls off white? A pop of color on the wall goes a long way with making the room.

I think colors are personal choices to your liking. I also usually try to keep other rooms in mind when decorating, ex. I wouldn’t want a purple living room and a green dining room. If that makes since.

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2009

I am not big on bold colors either, but do agree that you should put some type of color on the walls – one color I have fell in love with & painted our living room, is gray. 

This isn’t the best pic – but you can see the contrast between the pale gray and the white trim. I have received so many complements on the color. This is very neutral but still gives a warmer tone to the room vs. a shade of white. 

Also, what room is this? Your living room?

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@TheSpoons:  Ok, understandable. I was the same way until I bought my house and started expeirementing and then got carried away! Now every room has been painted a color, except my bedroom which is still a work in progress. We’ll finally get it finished just in time to list the house for sale! : )

But, I would go with some of your favorite color choices. My living room is actually shades of grey, black, white, and red.

What colors do you prefer?

Here’s a few pics I found that are nice:

I love the red and yellow.

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@AnnieAAA:  I love the grey! Mine is a very very similar color to yours. : )

Post # 10
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Blushing bee

Our neighbor has his whole downstairs (including ceiling) painted in Kwal “shark skin” which is a super bright grey, almost silver, very modern and chic. 

You could use stained glass to add color, even if you just hang it against the wall. Tall colored glass vases would also be nice, you could put cat tails or silk leaves/flowers in them.  I am thinking vibrant turquoise/aquamarine. 

Vintage posters or movie posters in frames add a lot of color over a large area and can be pretty inexpensive.

Throw pillows/blankets can add a lot of color and textures to a room and since they are small you can buy bolder collors/paterns than you otherwise would (think of how flashy earing or a vibrant purse can dress up an outfit without being gaudy).  Also you could see if you can get/make a sofa cover in a bold color which could always be removed or toned down with neutral pillows or blankets if you want.

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