Athens Illinois: How to Decorate Your Space with Colors

Residential living room with a blue wall, yellow couch, green chair, and colorful décor in Athens, IL.

When it comes to decorating your home, one of the most important tips to follow in your design is the integration of color in your furniture and décor. We know that not everyone has the time and money to do a complete makeover on their home, however, there are small ways that you can use color to bring your bedroom, kitchen, living room, or bathroom to life! For modern furniture and home décor, visit The Furniture Den in the Athens, IL area. We have a variety of colorful pieces that can fit any design and preference. Keep reading for more tips on how to decorate your space with colors!

Use the 60-30-10 Rule

If you’ve never heard of the 60-30-10 rule, you’re in for a pleasant surprise! At The Furniture Den, we believe that there is a science to interior design and decorating that starts and ends with color. These decisions can be broken up into 3 sections of percentages. The first, 60%. 60% of your room should be of a dominant color. Whether your walls are painted this chosen color, or you’re deciding to add colorful furniture and décor to a plain wall, 60% should be of the main color you’re looking for.

30% of the space needs to be a secondary color! You can choose a lighter or darker version of your primary color or a separate, yet flattering color altogether. The final 10% of your room needs to be those finishing décor pieces that tie the whole room together. This could be potted plants, family photos, a trendy lamp fixture, or a plain rug. Visit The Furniture Den in Athens, IL for colorful décor pieces to fill your new space!

Small colorful kitchen with yellow, pink, and blue cabinets with colorful striped walls and simple décor in Athens, IL.Choose a Color Scheme for Your Décor

You must choose a color scheme when deciding on a theme for your next redecorating project. While you may want to incorporate a variety of colors into your living room, kitchen, or bedroom, choosing colors that are the same tone, complementary, or analogous on the color scale will create the perfect balance. Colors like red and green, blue and yellow, or purple and orange, are across from one another on the color scale and offer a clear separation of color that are often used in bold and formal places. Analogous colors like yellow and green, blue and violet, or red and orange are considered more casual, informal, and best used in places like your family room or bedroom. Choose from a variety of home décor pieces that fall within your color scheme at The Furniture Den in Athens, IL.

Pull from A Pattern

Patterns are great to incorporate color with unique shapes and designs. We recommend looking at the colors within your pattern design and choosing the color that is present the most as the shade for your furniture and décor. If you have a grey and white couch, pull some of that grey color into the design for your curtains or rug. It’s important that you don’t exaggerate color when you have patterns in your design, too much and it will take away any simplicity you are wanting in your space. Visit our shop today for quality patterned furniture and décor pieces in Athens, IL.

Woman in a grey t-shirt and white pants sitting on the ground with a green paint roller and yellow paint on the walls in Athens, IL.Use Colors to Capture an Emotion

While you may not have this at the front of your mind, every homeowner is wanting to create a specific emotion every time you step into a certain room in your home. Whether you’re wanting to feel calm and peaceful in your bathroom, energetic in your kitchen, or inspired in your bedroom, color has a way of capturing these emotions. Think about the emotion you are trying to invoke through the colorful pieces of décor and furniture you are bringing into a space. Red may a good choice for your work office to represent power and seriousness. Blue is a great color for a bathroom when wanting a clean and relaxing space. Yellow may be perfect for your living room to capture the light from open windows. Regardless of the emotion, you’re trying to capture, The Furniture Den has a variety of colorful pieces of furniture and décor to choose from in Athens, IL. Call us today at (217) 753-1045 or contact us on our website to ask about our current inventory.

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