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10 Colourful Living Room Ideas
When it comes to embracing all the possibilities the colour spectrum has to offer, there’s no better space than your sitting room. Unlike bedrooms or bathrooms, living room decor ideas are all about creating an energizing space that’s ready for socialising.
While classic greys and neutral beige have been the go-to in recent years, these more subdued shades are fading in popularity. 2022 is all about bold colour and versatile shades, and in this blog, we’re listing our top 10 favourite ideas for a colourful living room.
1 - Make A Splash With A Statement Sofa
We love this simple yet effective way to add a pop of colour that packs a punch. While squashy leather sofas are undeniably cosy, a couch upholstered in a bold shade is perfect for contemporary living spaces.
Comfortable and chic, opting for a fabric sofa in a colour can add effortless sophistication and an exciting centrepiece. If you want your sofa to really pop, a neutral colour on your walls allows them to shine.
We love this blue sofa from Julian Bowen, which is upholstered in sumptuous velvet that gives extra cosiness and style! The contrasting black legs keep the look of this sofa timeless, while the rich fabric is wonderfully modern.
2. Keep It Pretty In Pink (Paint)
While pinks have traditionally been relegated to bedrooms, this colour has plenty of potential for the rest of your home as well. If the idea of adopting a pink colour scheme for you living space seems intimidating, fret not.
Sticking to pink pastels is a fantastic way to introduce colour to your sitting room, without being too overpowering. Pink is a perfect colour for living rooms, creating a welcoming atmosphere that’s ready for socialising.
Chemise by Little Greene Paint is an excellent example of how including a subtle shade of pink can create a comforting look for any living space. This pink paint can be used to cover all your walls, as an accent colour, or even as a feature wall.
3. Liven Up Tired Flooring With Rugs
When it comes to creating a colourful living room, why not start from the bottom and work your way up? Changing up your flooring can be seriously time-consuming, not to mention expensive, but there’s a much easier way to revamp your home.
Adding a rug to your living room can add an extra layer of comfort and style to your floors, and can also help to reduce noise for a more peaceful atmosphere. The Think Rugs Prism Spots Rug is a brilliant option, adding an unmissable pop of colour. With a mix of bright colours, this rug is tufted using high-quality wool.
4. Keep It Down To Earth With A Green Colour Scheme
Effortlessly cool, green paint is reigning supreme as the favourite paint colour of the year. Green is a perfect colour for living rooms, as it creates an air of freshness. Influenced by nature, green paint colours are calming and down-to-earth, and allow you to relax and fully unwind after a long day.
One of the best things about the colour spectrum of green is that it is so broad, with an endless selection of shades to choose from. If you’re aiming for a subtle look that expands your space and welcomes in light, then a pastel such as Pea Green is a fabulous choice. Or, decorate using emeralds with contrasting gold accents to add a luxurious feel.
5. Add An Accent Colour
It can be difficult to step away from neutral paint colours and adopt a bolder colour palette. It can be all too easy for bold colours to overwhelm your space, and be more headache-inducing than anything else. However, using a bright shade as an accent colour lets you have the best of both worlds.
While white is the traditional colour for skirting boards, switching things up with another colour creates a whole new look with very little effort. Mischief by The Little Greene Paint Company is a perfect example of how a bold colour pops against a neutral shade.
6. Mix Paint Shades
It might seem as though achieving a unique look for your home is something only a professional can do, however, there are ways to get a high-quality look without much effort. Using two different shades of the same colour can add depth to your walls and look incredibly stylish.
Striking and contemporary, using contrasting shades is perfect for living rooms. Whether you’re adding an accent colour on fixtures or painting a feature wall, this method creates a showroom look right at home.
Mixing two different shades of blue is a versatile way to create a relaxing atmosphere that doesn’t skimp on style. Dock Blue by the Little Greene Paint Company pairs perfectly with lighter shades.
7. Go Bold Or Go Home With Patterned Wallpaper
When it comes to getting a unique look for your home, wallpaper is an excellent choice with no painting skills required. Here at Taylor’s, we offer a wide range of wallpaper options, with one-of-a-kind designs that are sure to be a conversation starter.
If you want to give your living room a new lease on life, then switching out plain neutral walls for a patterned wallpaper can make a big difference. This design from Harlequin is a fantastic option that offers a look that’s both luxurious and unique.
8. Give Your Walls A New Look With Eye-Catching Artwork
Taking on a full paint job can be tricky, with heaps of time and effort required to get the look that you want. If you feel like your walls could do with a revamp, but don’t want to spend your weekend painting, then we have the solution for you.
Adding some interesting art prints to your wall is a wonderful way to make your home look brighter and more welcoming. We have a wide selection of prints available, so you can find the wall art that speaks to you.
9. Use Soft Furnishings To Add Pops Of Colour
Throw cushions aren’t only good for reclining on the sofa. They also provide an easy way to incorporate a unique mix of colours into your decorating scheme. Whether you’re mixing blues and greens for a natural look or using yellow and pink cushions for a contrasting feel that really pops, we have plenty of options.
Mixing colours can work wonders for your home decor, but a bold cushion decorated with motifs also commands attention. This throw cushion from Emma Shipley is ideal, with a gold and navy design that exudes luxury and looks amazing.
10. Try Your Hand At Upcycling
If you have furniture pieces that could use a little TLC, upcycling is a great way to give them a new lease of life. We’ve covered upcycling on our blog before, including tips for beginners and a chat with a professional.
Transforming old furniture into pieces that look good as new is simple, with Little Greene Paint. With plenty of colours to choose from, you can be sure to find the right shade that works for your home decor.