When you often receive guests in your living room and want to impress them, don’t stop right there. You can decorate your signature living room design that only can you have it. Here’s how:
1. Using your color palettes to make a tone.
What makes Wes Anderson’s movie so special and comfortable to watch? It’s the color design! His color palettes distinct him from other directors. Find colors that represent who you are. Then, make sure your walls, furniture, tiles, or ceiling has the same color palettes.
2. Using the shape to communicate
Remember Tron movie where every design in the city is just a pile of lines, squares, or triangles? It shows the shape and also represents science fiction. Every shape has a character. What shape portrays your character? Apply this to your furniture, carpet, curtain, and everything.
3. Using attention to highlight
You don’t want your living room is just stone dead, aren’t you? Make them live as they are there for a purpose. So, arrange visual element to make your stuff communicate. A highlight is a key to give a neat layout, for example, a vas in a pale table as a centerpiece. So, what attention do you want to show?
4. Using contrast to strengthen your message
Basically, contrast can make you distinguish one thing to another and draw attention. Because of this distinction, your message will be easier to catch. When you put a pale white on your wall, don’t be afraid to give black, blue or red to your carpet, ceiling, or curtain. Also, combine this when you decide your shape and layout.
5. Using your signature item
Actually, it is pretty obvious. When you wear round black glasses, you can’t avoid people calling you Harry Potter. Because that’s his. You are wearing his glasses. So, find something that only you can have it. Market it. Make it iconic.
Making a signature style is not a sign of narcissistic. It’s just a way to express and find your true self. Thus, the living room is just another medium to explore. It can show your identity. More importantly, it can make you way recognizable.