It is easy to add zest and zing to a living room. The easiest way to update a room is by changing the wall colors with new paint or wallpaper. There are also many artistic ways to blend the colors to achieve unusual drama in a room, such as layering a shimmer color over a base color. Other ways to add zest to a living room include adding live flowers, photos, crystal vases, chandeliers or pillows and fabric accents in jewel tones.
Add Zest and Joy to Your Abode
Paint totally changes a room. Bright yellow walls will add a lot of zest to a room, as will deep red walls. A single wall painted an unusual color such as deep jade blue will be a focal point for a room and add a feel of energy to the space.
Live flowers always add a hit of zest to any room. A row of red geraniums blooming in a window will energize a room. Hot pink petunias add warm energy to a room. A trellis full of clematis will make a stunning focal point in a room. Bring nature into your living room to add zest. Use cut flowers, too, to add drama.
Adding photos also adds zing to a living room. Seeing pictures of wonderful vacation spots brings a feeling of energy and joy. Outdoor scenes are also believed to be calming and good for the health of the viewer.
Adding crystal accents adds to the flow of light in a living room. As light reflects off a crystal vase or chandelier, it shimmers, and this ever-shifting pattern of light adds vim to a room.
Another way to increase the energy in a room is to add pillows and fabric accents like curtains in bright colors or deep jewel tones. Silk pillows with ornate beading and sequins are very beautiful. At night when light hits them, they shimmer and add strong interest to a room