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Give your living room a citrus appeal this summer

We spend most of the time in our Living rooms and it’s the place where we entertain, relax in our free time and watch TV besides doing numerous other activities day in, day out. Yet when we get sick of our plain and bland surroundings we crave for something different but it becomes difficult to make big changes in the context of our hectic lives and little budgets. Nevertheless fret not; get hold of a few simple DIY tricks and your living area can get a Citrus makeover with vibrant and lively colors!

From minty green to tangy orange, these bold hues can brighten every room in the house. Nothing will make you happy in the morning quite like the citrus inspired living rooms and homes this summer. Give plain white walls a playful burst of citrus colors that will brighten the surroundings of your living area and lighten up your mood all the same. You can choose to splash these colors over your cushions, curtains, wallpapers or even an abstract painting on the wall as these colors often make the room look larger and brighter.

Citrus fresh appeal this season
Instead of going to the malls or stores, shop from your own home, borrow things from other rooms that you may feel would give a fresh look to your living area. How about a green colored wall clock or a yellow curtain for your bedroom? Or maybe getting a few plants from the terrace that would make the room lively and cheerful! Do remember that adding greenery to your room is one of the best ways to instantly liven up a space.

Bring out the books. A stack of different colored books adds the needed color and they look beautiful when you don’t wish to buy anything expensive.We talk about abstract paintings for good reason; this is one of the cheapest and easiest things you can do to liven up a room. It changes the mood, looks fresh, and can be done without investing a lot of money.New cushion covers with vibrant colors would add up in your makeover ideas.

Keep in mind
Too much citrus appeal added to your living spot wouldn’t look good, so keep it minimal yet noticeably stylish. Rearranging the sofa with citrus cushions or a citrus color carpet would also do the trick. When thinking about decorating in citrus, begin with a neutral backdrop, both in color and style of furniture.

Citrus Colored Walls
Since orange is the color of the sun, it’s only natural that it creates a bright and warm wall. Paint one of the walls in bright orange and the rest of it in lighter shades of the same hue- it’s a great sight to look at any time of the day. Fresh green also makes for a great color to gaze at time and again whilst the inhabitant can feel fresh without doing much.

Since its summer, citrus is a good color to paint about with safely- Be it orange, yellow or green combine them without a worry with hot pink and blue and viola! You’ll be creating an analogous scheme (which means these colors sit next to each other on the color wheel).

Tip: It is essential to balance the hues, since too much citrusy effect would look over the top.

Make an Energetic Style Statement
If you are looking for a sunny, fun and a lively decor scheme, citruses are the way to go. Citrus fruits are scientifically proven to drive away depression; likewise it’s the same with the colors too! The splash of vibrant oranges, lime, melons and grapefruit infuse energy and zest of happiness in decor. A glass bowl with bright orange gold fish and green plants will add attractiveness. In fact, the theme can be extended to your personal space; that is your bedroom also. A little change here and there would do the trick.
There are several methods to brighten up your living room into a citrusy effect; all you need is to let the creative juices flow.

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Give your living room a citrus appeal this summer


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