Post # 1
What kind of decoration would you put in this room? The walls will stay that off-white color, and the floors will be natural oak hardwood. Any ideas for colors or decor for this very bland, very blah room? The beams on the ceiling will be stripped and restained to make them exposed wood, but otherwise i havent decided anything else.
Post # 3
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 # 4
@Yellow.Clover: yeah, i love the color that it is right now, its not white but not too bold either, i am a very vanilla person and i am surrounded by beige. Personal preference, bold colors freak me out. All of our color can come from curtains, area rugs, and accessories. As a matter of fact, we are actually taking a piece of the ruined paneling under the windows to Lowes and having them paint-match a few gallons so we can paint the replacement paneling and the dining room to match. Havent decided about the kitchen yet.
Post # 5
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
@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
@AnnieAAA: I love the grey! Mine is a very very similar color to yours. : )
Post # 8
@AnnieAAA: too dark. I like bright rooms and since it is a trailer, it will get those huge trailer-house spiders and i want to see them if they are there. I dont like any color that darkens the area, that is why the inside of my kitchen cupboards are painted white and the floor of them is the same light wood flooring that is on the house floor. The only colors i like are red, silver, black, and white, and my fiance wont permit me to paint my house that way, so im just going to stick to neutral paint to keep the peace. i dont know about accessories. Maybe some purple curtains to match the couch. Hmm, ill have to think.
Post # 10
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.