Tuesday 3 April 2018

How to Choose the Right Living Room Furniture

If you are moving into a new home, redecorating or just simply want a change of scenery, picking your living room furniture can be a bit of a nightmare if you have to choose a style that matches everyone’s taste.

Do you go with modern or antique reproduction furniture? Bright colours or more subdued? Well one of the easiest ways to narrow down your choice is by choosing the right materials that suits your room. As with many homes, each room has its own particular character that puts out a certain vibe or a mood. Depending on the colour scheme, the furniture layout and even the shape of the room, finding the living room furniture that will pair perfectly with your home is often a tricky task.

Spend some time looking through interior decorating magazines to get a good idea of the style you want to achieve, but don’t make the style look out of place in your room, especially if you have any period sconces or wall panelling.

Measure Your Room to Ensure A Complimentary Scale

The first thing you need to do to ensure that you have the perfect living room furniture is to know the size of your room. Choosing large sofas and cabinets that look too overpowering in a smaller room will ruin the overall look and make you feel like a prisoner in your own style. Measure up your room accurately, and you will have a base figure as to what size furniture will suit your room the best.
Elegant, period furniture tends to go best with living rooms that have high ceilings, due to the furniture often having elegant, long legs for tables and curved shapes and designs that lend itself to a more opulent and larger than life scale.

Traditional or Modern?

Modern furniture on the other hand is more low-hanging, with many sofas being low-profile, minimal and simple – these modern styles of furniture work well in smaller rooms, rooms with low ceilings as well as simple rooms with flat walls and no ceiling roses or patterns.

Choosing the best furniture will also be determined by your colour scheme. Think about it for a second, you may like the look of old vintage green leather and wood armchairs, but if you have yellow walls and a red carpet, you are going to give your guests a headache.

Choosing Your Colour Scheme

Choose the colour scheme for your room wisely and choose a furniture style that matches it. Think of using your furniture as an additional wall you can paint on and use colours and textures to bring life into a plain-looking room, or tone down an overly lavish ceiling pattern or curved walls with a classic piece of furniture that can complement the overall look.
Choosing the right type of furniture will allow your room to flow, wall to wall with a single colour pallet that compliments each other colour, as well as compliments the furniture pieces in the room itself.

Think about buying a furniture piece that is a talking point of the room if the natural focal point of the room is a plain wall, or support a grand fireplace with a similarly grand bookshelf either side to really bring out the features of your room for truly stunning decoration with classic or modern furniture to set your living room a cut above the rest.

Monday 27 March 2017

Paint Colours That Are Taking Off In 2017

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It can be surprising how fast things go in and out of fashion; whether it’s clothing, hairstyles or decorative fashion trends. In many ways, paint colour trends are no different and every year we see new colours come into vogue and start to become popular.

Let’s take a look at some paint colours that you should keep in mind if you’re wanting to redecorate in 2017.

Earthy Mauve Green

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Green has also been seen as a risky colour when it comes to home interiors and can clash with a lot of other colours. But, when used appropriately, earth green hues can help give a room a certain sophistication, while also create a relaxed, calm feel. More often than not, it will combine well with other natural-type colours; browns, taupes, and light creams are a good starting point.


Pastel Pink

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By all accounts, pink bedrooms give off a bit of an old fashion vibe these days, but the look can certainly still be made to work with the right furniture and decorative features. Lending itself to something of a Victorian look, you’re best served by draping the room with various shades of pink and rose or red. Taupe and grey browns also make for interesting combinations. As well as creating a uniquely feminine atmosphere, pink is a great reflector of light that can keep a room bright and fun.


Dusted Yellow

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It can be an effective decorative strategy to contrast bright colours with quiet, muted shades such as grey or light brown. Yellows can be a great option if you’re trying to create this kind of feel when used sparingly around the room. Painting the trim and windows dusted yellow can bring otherwise dull grey and even cream walls alive, giving the eyes somewhere to go. We’d also recommend splashing yellow around in other parts of the room to balance it out - cushions or a table for example.


Mineral Grey 

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If you’re feeling a little adventurous and want to make a statement, mineral grey is a nice option. One thing we will say is that dark grey can be quite intense, so it’s important to choose the right room, furniture and even the right home for this kind of look. Combines well with maroon, but might be best tackled with the help of a colour consultant as it can be quite challenging to balance this one out. 

For more professional advice on current paint colour trends and how to best utilise them, speak to the team at Priority One Coatings - The Best Painting Services in Sydney today. We are a renowned painting company with many years experience working on residential homes.