I'm back again with another installment of my design showcase series, where I am putting together mood boards for readers and the spaces that have been causing them challenges.
Brenda reached out regarding her living room. She wants to infuse color into this space, but the catch is that her walls already boast a pretty dynamic color: burnt orange. Here's more from Brenda:
I would love your help with my living room. I have all the major furniture pieces but would love to inject some color in the space. I would say my style preference is contemporary.
As for my living room, the walls are a burnt orange color (maybe not a top choice for most). I have all the major furniture pieces, although I wouldn’t mind making changes to those if you thought they were necessary. I would love to get some curtains, rug, lamps, side table, pillows, and other accessories (possibly changing what is on the floating shelves). I love color but don’t know how to do that given my wall color. I would like to add some teal in there somewhere. My budget for this space is $1000.
After seeing the room, I was definitely up for the challenge. I thought a light teal would compliment the darker walls and some of the darker furniture really well...along with some additional natural elements. I originally suggested a jute rug, but Brenda had given that a try before and wanted something more durable. I decided to take the teal color to the rug and am really happy with how the space turned out.
And here's an idea of what the room will look like with the burnt orange wall color.
I really like the striped curtains and think they will add some interest to the room without too much color hitting all at once. The light teal compliments the burnt orange so well and it will be fun for Brenda to shop around and find some complimentary pillows for those chairs. I also suggested more a white or beige throw pillow for the dark couch. To keep things light, I am loving these glass lamps...they will provide ample light without becoming obtrusive.
Thanks to Brenda for allowing me to help her come up with some ideas for her room.
If you have emailed me about your space...hang tight! I just got back from a quick getaway yesterday, so I am hoping to tackle more projects this week. I think I may start posting several boards per week, at least initially, so that you can all get going on your rooms sooner than later!
Thanks again and Happy Tuesday!
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