Housing Colour Schemes

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Setting a colour scheme for your house is vitally important before you go out and purchase all your furniture to find the colour scheme does not work. Renovating a house requires a colour scheme. The easiest way of creating a colour scheme is to start from the bottom and work your way up. Therefore, it is advised you start with the floor and work your way onto the furniture and décor.

The exciting aspect of flooring is that there is a large variety of options. However, this can also become a problem as you have too much choice and too many decisions to make. It is important to keep your floor simple when deciding on a colour scheme as it allows you to be flexible when deciding furniture and décor. The easiest style of floor to match furniture to is real wood flooring. This is due to the majority of modern furniture being wooden and therefore coordinates beautifully with wood flooring. There are multiple options of wood flooring and the current most popular product is engineered wood flooring, which is made up from a base layer of plywood and topped with a layer of real wood. It is cheaper than solid wood flooring and once it is installed it replicates the appearance of solid wood.

A natural light oak engineered floor is simple, gives lots of character and the texture underfoot will feel amazing. A colour scheme can also work if you aim to contrast the shade of your flooring with your furniture. For example, if you installed a light tone of oak flooring, then a natural walnut table will contract beautifully and allow vast amounts of character to seep into the room. Alternatively, you may want to install a dark laminate floor, which will be cheaper and allow alternative species to be used for your furniture, such as your kitchen cupboards. The great thing about oak cupboards is that if you get bored, they can be painted at any time and completely change the appearance of your room.

Now the floor has been sorted, you can start to look at the walls. If you have followed a country style of home, then light pastel shades are in trend for the walls. Your walls are a simple accessory that will allow the flooring or stunning kitchen table to become the centre piece of the room. If you try and decorate your walls with extreme patterns, then the whole room will become confusing and take the attention away from the furniture that you invested your hard-earned money in.

It is always important to keep the colour schemes similar throughout the house, especially if you have an open plan style house or flat. The only room you can change the colour scheme for if your bedroom. You want your bedroom to be cosy and sometimes warm colours can make it easier getting through the winter month. You may also consider carpet as it feels a lot softer underfoot and there is a lot more artificial colours available, which allows you to use your imagination.