Change the look of your living room with bright colours and bold patterns with some inspiration from these dramatic living rooms
We love playing with colour, and not just in small doses either. We believe in going all out for a visual treat – clashing colours, bold prints and different textures with a little bit of bling thrown in.
A bold, dramatic look is best suited to large areas such as the living room as it can overwhelm in small spaces. Tackle the walls first with a bright, bold colour or pattern heavy wallpaper or even an out-there textured wall finish. This helps set the scene for furniture and soft furnishings. Keep in mind that you can’t go wrong with what you put in the room – the more accents the merrier.
What we like about this style is that you don’t have to use lots of colours if you don’t want to. You can create drama with just two colours that pair well – think lime green and grey, red and black or purple and green. Another great way of creating electric interiors is by using print on print. Offset large floral prints with geometric patterns to make your interiors come alive.
Take a look at the gallery below for our picks of dramatic living rooms
Choosing two highly contrasting colours can sometimes be all the drama you need. Here, the lemony yellow stands out starkly against the grey. The larger then life image acts as a feature wall. Mixing furniture of different styles also helps in creating a disorganised look.
Get your floor to work for you too. A heavily patterned flooring paired with art filled walls and sculptures in ceramic and bronze can also work wonders, as seen in Srila Chatterjee’s Mumbai home. Break with convention and pile bright colour upon bright colour for maximum impact.
A statement wallpaper is the work half done. Those who don’t like floral or geometric patterns can opt for an exaggerated traditional pattern such as the Ikat print seen in this New Delhi home. The purple wallpaper and shocking pink upholstered dining chairs contrast the blue rug and armchairs.