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Recipes for Interior Decorating Success Part 2: How to create a Hot Orange Room & a Cool Blue Room

As mentioned in the last blog a recipe is a formula. In this blog I will give the formula on how you can create a hot lively room or a cool tranquil blue room. The same basic ingredients for an all white room will again be the basis for the interior decorating recipes.

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A basic white room can be changed into a lively hot or tranquil cool room

Basic ingredients for an all white room

Timber floor boards – painted white

Skirting board, architraves – painted white

Ceiling & Walls – painted white

Sofa – white fabric

Cushions – white fabric

As illustrated in the image above to these basic ingredients black & white art work has been added. If you have a room that appears cool, dark and gets little sunlight you can create an appearance of warmth by adding warm colours. In this example orange and gold has been used for the transformation. You could use any warm colour or colours in the same way.

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Hot lively orange room

To turn the all white and what can sometimes be clinical room into a room that appears warm and inviting select warm colours. In this example orange, gold, tan with touches of black and grey creates a hot lively room. To achieve this just add the following ingredients.

Ingredients

 Wallpaper – contemporary gold from Thibuat Design

Curtain Fabric – grey and charcoal stripe velvet from Osborne and Little

Floor Rug – Gonsenhausers in orange, gold and tan geometric pattern

Armchair – orange is replica design from Zuomod of South Africa

Side Tables – honey timber eco friendly from Aidan Bennetts Design of South Africa

Ottoman – tan, brown with touch of white animal skin from John Du Plessis of South Africa

Ottoman – the ottomans could be of Faux Leathers in tan and orange from Comfort Creations of South Africa

Cushions – deep orange and black from Fundi Designs of South Africa

Floor lamp – honey timber with black and grey shade from Weyers Marais

Table lamp – black weave from Fundi Designs

Pendant light – black weave from Fundi Designs

Art Work – abstract in orange, grey and charcoal by Donovan Stanford

Below is another example of a warm room

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Cool Blue Room

If you have a white room that appears hot and glary you can transform it into a room that appears tranquil and cool by adding cool colours. In this example blue has been added to the white room. Too much blue can be depressing and dull. This has been overcome by adding touches of light toned yellow and crisp white furniture. To achieve this just add following ingredients.

Sample Board created by Rosena on SampleBoard.com

Ingredients

Wallpaper  – blue in a contemporary pattern by Thiaut Design

Shutters – white from The Plantation Shutter Company

Floor rug – blue with touches of light toned yellow by Silk Road Weaves fromIntegral Color

Armchair – white leather by Zumod of South Africa

Coffee table – replica of Isamu Noquchi table in white from Zuomod of South Africa

Side tables – simple cube design in white from Zuomod of South Africa

Pendant light – white from Lights By Linea of South Africa

Floor lamp – sculpture like in white from Province Lighting of South Africa

Table lamps – simple white shades with chrome base from Lights By Linea

Art Work – abstract blue and grey by Donovan Stanford of South Africa

Fabrics for cushions – linen in toned yellow from Osborne and Little, retro pattern in toned yellow and white by Osborne and Little, damask in blue and soft grey from Osborne and Little

Below is another example of a cool blue room

Sample Board created by Rosena on SampleBoard.com

So there you have two more recipes for an all white. The options are endless.

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