Before and After: Ocean Inspired Living Room Redesign

It's a day at the beach in this ocean inspired living room redo.

After: Warmed Up Elegance

The walls blend the colors of the sea and sky. Paint expert Danielle Hirsch layered the walls with a light blue base coat and a turquoise glaze. Using a random brushstroke to apply the glaze gives the color movement like the elements it mimics. When using blue wall color, chose white accents for a cooler look and red tones for a warmer feel.

Bromstad pulls the ethereal wall color down with a deep, vibrant red rug. He also uses that accent color throughout the design, creating visual movement around the entire room. If you’re using bold colors in a room, painting woodwork the same color as the neutral furniture keeps the room from looking busy.

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