The owners of this sweet Spanish bungalow obviously aren't afraid of bold colors. But too many of them were clashing in the living room, and there were competing focal points, so the eye didn’t have a clue where to look. It was time to find a happy medium.
After: Bold Yet Elegant Hues
For the makeover, the walls were painted a warm sage and accented with bright reds, yellows and purples. The sage wall serves as a neutral backdrop that allows the room to really pop with bright and vivid furniture and accessories. Multicolored light fixtures illuminate the space, and a vibrant red sofa is offset with green and purple pillows.
Before: Dull Design
Vivid colors can be used to create looks that are both bold and sophisticated, but the homeowners had gone overboard and ended up with a space that was more cartoon than contemporary. The exposed electronic components and a big black treadmill didn’t do much to set a grown-up mood either.
After: Sophisticated Layout
Now two tall bookcases lighted from within have transformed the media center, and the lighted valance over the TV illuminates the couple's family photos, which are presented in a fun, contemporary way.
Yellow Silk Screens
Unique screens in a brilliant yellow now hide the DVD shelves and treadmill and brighten the space, bouncing light around the room.