Your living room is a place where the family can gather together after a long day and relax; even if you live alone your living room can be a place of relaxation, and it should be. We all work hard to be able to relax when we get home, and this article will provide you with detailed instructions on creating easy home decorating crafts for a relaxing living room.
Sponge Paint Walls
The paint in your living room may not be as relaxing as you like, but there is an easy home décor craft that will make the color scheme in your living room more relaxing. For this craft you will need big sponges, a few paper plates, scissors, and paint in an appropriate color. Start by picking a color that will make your living room more relaxing. If your walls are a bright blue try using a muted baby blue, if your walls are a burgundy try using a cream color, if your walls are yellow try a dusty rose color. Pick a calming color that matches well, and you are half way through this project.
Next pour the paint on the paper plates; remember you can use a couple of paints in carrying shades of the color you are adding if you like. Next dab the sponge in the paint and blot it lightly on a piece of newspaper. Press it gently on the wall to create a sponge print effect, and continue working all over the wall. When the paint gets light add more but remember to blot it first. You may also need to cut a small piece of the sponge for doing trim or edges by doors and windows. This relaxing home décor craft is fun and it will give your living room a new look.
Painted Lamp Shades
The lighting in your living room has a direct effect on how relaxing it is, and an easy home décor craft for your living room is creating a painted lampshade. This east craft will completely change the lighting in your living room, and it will make it more relaxing. For this project you will need a lamp shade, a paintbrush, paper plates, and paint. Think about the colors in your living room before you pick the paint you will use. Remember you want to use calming colors and you want it to match the room.
When you have chosen a color scheme for your lamp pour the colors you will use onto paper plates, and decide on a pattern. For an abstract pattern simply wet the lampshade before you add the paint, and the colors will blur and blend because of the extra water. You can also use solid patterns or designs such as stripes, polka dots or flowers. Feel free to draw these images onto the lampshade with a pencil before you paint it. This easy home decorating craft is a nice way to add relaxing ambience to your living room.
The smells in your living room can also add to the atmosphere in your living room, and this home decorating craft will definitely make your living room more relaxing. For this craft you will need a small bottle of essential oils in relaxing scents such as lavender, vanilla, citrus, and bergamot. You will also need a small jar and lid, a nail, hammer, tissue paper, glue, and bamboo sticks or skewers.
Start by ripping the tissue paper apart and gluing it to the outside of the jar and lid. Next use the nail to punch 3-5 holes into the top of the lid. Fill the jar with the oil when the tissue paper has dried and poke the sticks through the lid. This pretty living room home décor craft is an easy and elegant way to make your living room more relaxing.Making your living relaxing can be fun and easy with these great home decorating crafts; so try them today and you will be glad you did.