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Using Colors in
play an important part in your Home Decor process.
Colors are what give life and personality to
your room. Here are some quickies to keep in
mind when deciding over colors
by: Lata Budhrani
1. If you are using many colors
in one single room, make sure you use a color at least
three times in the same room. You could use shades and
tints of that color. For eg. your curtains, pillows and
tablecloth can be of the same color. This gives a look
of harmony and help avoid the 'too much' and 'confused'
2. For filling space, use
warm colors like reds, yellows and oranges. They tend
to grab the eye and fill the space and are soothing and
3. For giving an illusion
of more and open space, use cool colors like blues, greens
4. For a serene and comforting
look, use pale pinks. The closer pink gets to red, the
more energetic it becomes.
5. Use vertical stripes on
walls and curtains for an illusion of height.
6. Light colored walls and
ceilings make the room look larger and more spacious.
7. Try to avoid contradicting
colors and themes. If you want your room to look larger
and need to use cool colors to achieve it, choose a theme
which goes with cool colors.
8. If same-colored sofa,
carpet and other upholstery give a monotonous look, use
colorful cushions and wall-hangings to break the monotony.
About The Author
Lata Budhrani is the Founder/Editor
of Dot Com Women, a premier women's website and online
community. Visit her at http://www.dotcomwomen.com