Decorating wisely with color can transform any space from drab to fabulous. Whether it’s with paint, linens, furniture, or various knick knacks, color adds life and flair to any room in a house. To get started, review color palettes that best fit your space. Usually a palette will have four colors that work nicely with each other. This will give you an idea of what the overall color balance in the room will be when finished. Choose one color but use many hues. If blue is the goal color, use dark and light shades of blue to complete the room.
Another good painting and decorating tip is to reference the color wheel. Choose colors that are complementary of each other on the wheel as this creates a balance of color. If you plan to paint a room blue, accent the furniture with orange pillows since orange and blue are opposite on the color wheel. If you are too nervous to go a little bold, start off with a neutral, gray wall color. You can always dress up the room with plush fabrics and pops of pink like you see below.
If you really want your room to be a hit, don’t be afraid to mix bright colors. They create a fashionable area and add light and energy to a room. Sometimes it’s best not to match colors as this creates a unique environment.
Revamping a room with color can be done without painting the walls. Simple decorative pillow shams, a bed throw, a chair cushion, and lace curtains can add a dramatic touch in just a few minutes. A colorful lamp shade, a patterned rug, or a painted vase are all affordable ways to add flair to any boring room. When in doubt, start small and continuously add items until the perfect color balance is achieved.
The Problem & The Solution
Lots of us, especially those of us with kids, have some old, stained chairs in our homes. If you want to give your chair a makeover but don’t want to spend 50 dollars or more on a chair slipcover, never fear — in under an hour, you can transform a satin flat sheet into a beautiful slipcover worthy of Better Homes and Gardens. A fun, eye catching material, satin is great for adding a bit of pop to a den or bedroom. What’s more, because satin sheets already have seams, you don’t have to sew a thing – and that’s a great timesaver for us who have jobs but want to work on our homes as well.
Step By Step Intructions
First step: Use a measuring tape to determine the length, height and width of your seat to figure out how big of a sheet you will need. If you’re fixing up an armchair or loveseat, drape your sheet over the upholstery or cushions. Tuck the excess fabric into every nook and cranny. To secure it into place, stick rolled-up magazines or PVC pipes on top of the fabric. Finally, gather the excess fabric underneath the chair, out of sight and fasten securely with safety pins. If your chair isn’t upholstered, however, simply gather the excess material together at the upper back of your chair instead. Tie the material together in a loose, elegant bow. As a second option, you can also use a bit of shimmery organza ribbon to tie the excess material together. So there you have it — with just a little folding, pinning, and tying, you can create a luxurious, soft, satin chair slipcover that will give just about any room in your home a unique touch.
The End Product
Isn’t the above beautiful? If any of you ladies have some more easy decorating ideas, let us know in the comments below! Until then, I’m going to go scour the internet for more…