Decorating a room with a purpose

Welcome to my blog discussion about decorating with art. I hope you find these tips helpful! Please feel free to join in with questions. So, here is my disclaimer, I’m an Artist and not a writer, so forgive my typos and any grammatical errors. I grew up in Puerto Rico, our verbs are backwards so sometimes my sentences don’t sound correct. So, lets’ give this a try!

I thought I would start with my own experience in decorating a room. We have a family that is shared by a sofa bed for guests, my treadmill (whenever I get to it!) and my computer. My dream is to go to Tuscany and paint my heart out. Since, that will probably be a while, I thought I would bring Tuscany to my home. I painted the walls with warm yellows and then I applied a muted orange with a sponge-roller. This created a warm overall feeling. I then painted scenes from Tuscany on two very inexpensive serving plates with oil paints and placed them above a wall coat rack. The sofa bed has muted reds, greens and gold. The curtains are a moss green with gold threads. The overall feeling is very warm, although it could be very cold here in upstate NY.



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2 Responses to Decorating a room with a purpose

  1. princess

    ANY TIPS ON USING DARK COLOR WOOD FURNITURE FOR THE LIVING/DINING ROOM? I LOVE USING DARK COLOR WOOD FURNITURE BUT I DONT WANT THE ROOM TO SEEM TOO DARK. WHAT COLORS OR IDEAS DO YOU SUGGEST?

  2. Peggy Martinez

    Hi Princess,

    Dark wood furniture is beautiful, but could a somber mood. Add warm muted colors, such as yellows and oranges which are in the same color palette as browns, even touches of red in different tints and tones can brighten up and create harmony. Another option is to artwork or photography framed in wood, but don’t overdo it. A third option are landscapes or scenes of a forest with blue in it. Blue is the complementary or opposite color of orange, a very dark orange is brown, the color of wood. I hope this helps! Let me know if you have more questions, Peggy

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