Your house will be genuinely called yours once you have your own touch with it. How will that be? People usually see our personalities through the way we dressed up. It is the same in a way with homes. People will see it with how we will decorate our home But like with clothing, pieces should be complementing each other for it to look good. And some people will have no idea how to start decorating their homes. Maybe you are one of them. There are a lot of options to choose from the furniture and how you will piece them together. Why not start with the color? Having dark-colored furniture will look classy and practical, so you cannot go wrong with it. But how will you decorate the rest of your living room with it?
1. Paint and Wallpaper
If you have dark furniture, it is advisable to have your walls painted in a brighter shade. This way, the room will not look too dark. It is recommended to have them white, but some people are intimidated with it, and if you are one of those, you can choose another light color that will complement your dark furniture and also reflect light. It would be the same if you decided to have wallpaper instead of painting them. Walls are not the only ones to be painted light but also the ceiling so that it will pop out and contrast the dark furniture.
2. Lights and Windows
With dark furniture, your living space would definitely be more shaded. That is why lighting is essential. You would need the right mix of overhead lights and lamps placed around your living room. This way, your living will have enough ambient and task lighting. But in the morning, it would be great to give your living room natural lighting. To have that, you would need to have your drapes open to bring the light into your room. Mirrors will be helpful to reflect light around the room.
3. Decor and Accessories
Lighting and walls at times will not be enough to light up your room. You will need to have the right decor and accessories to go along with them. It is not just about brightening the room but also making it pop. Start with the drapes or curtains. Have them in white or light color so that not only it will contrast the furniture, it will also illuminate natural light in the morning. Then this includes the accessories and decors you will place around the room. You can have throw pillows that are brightly colored and will be a good contrast against sofas. Then you should have some rugs and textiles that are more colorful. You can also add some decorations such as paintings and plants that will add color to your room. You can also add other furniture that will complement the furniture you already have. For example, you can get smaller chairs or tables that are lighter in color and also have your shelves in contrast.