WHY CHOOSE A SLOW STYLE TO DECORATE THE LIVING ROOM?
The slow style has many advantages. It is a style that is in many ways akin to nature. And in the living room, there are interests that may interest you:
- The slow style is an invitation to calm
If you find that your pace of life is too fast, too busy, you may want to slow down at home, especially in the living room where we spend a lot of time. There is a certain softness that emanates from the slow decoration which will invite you to take more time to rest in peace.
- The simplicity of the slow style
This is one of the advantages that speaks to us a lot because creating a slow atmosphere in the living room makes it possible to counterbalance this complexity of the world and to create a more human, simpler universe.
- A slow living room is warm
Lastly, the last major point: the slow atmospheres, even if they are more refined, are friendly and warm. The softness of the materials and the color associated with a genuine desire to return to what matters, which is essential, make these atmospheres pleasant to live with family or friends
WHAT COLORS FOR A LIVING ROOM IN THE SLOW STYLE?
BEIGE – THE EASY COLOR FOR A SLOW LIVING ROOM
Beige is a color that is very frequently found in slow interiors which are made up of shades at least and shades for the colors. Beige is a natural color, it is also a color that allows light to easily diffuse in your interior. In slow interiors, it is beiges that tend towards brown and not yellow, at least very rarely. Eggshell beige doesn’t quite have its place. The link between the slow movement in decoration and nature is important. The choice of colors should make you think of nature.
GRADIENTS OF BROWN TO ENERGIZE A LIVING ROOM IN THE SLOW STYLE
Even if the slow style is an invitation to calm and serenity, this is not a reason for your living room decoration to be bland. You can use a light color as the dominant color and select one or two shades darker to raise and emphasize certain details of your interior. Brown, therefore, has pride of place in small touches. It can be found in textile forms or in wall decoration. Slow decors are not synonymous with emptiness. We just put less but better. The approach is therefore to give meaning to the colors.
CREATE A SLOW DECOR WITH WHITE
Again, nature is reflected in the choice of colors with white. We can think of limestone white, for example. White is a very interesting alternative to create a living room (or any room) in a slow style. White can be soft thanks to the light or thanks to the textiles and decorative elements that you use in your room. The wood, the natural fibers will allow you to warm the white and give it a more enveloping characteristic. White is a bit like plasticine. You do whatever you want with it.
HOW TO CREATE A SLOW DECOR EASILY IN THE LIVING ROOM?
The slow decoration is not just a question of colors. It would be too simple. What is interesting about the slow approach when you want to create a personal decoration and not just a magazine decoration, is that there are different rhythms. We will see the object / the color / the textile as one and like everything. Take the example of a pillow on the sofa. We will select it because its composition speaks to us: A natural coating, an ethical and / or local manufacturing method, a color that we like. But we will also select it for what it will bring to the room: a touch of color that will energize the sofa, an idea of comfort, etc. In short, the slow decoration in the living room as elsewhere in the house is shaped with a certain awareness.
WOOD, CANE, RATTAN FOR A SLOW LIVING ROOM
Materials of natural origin are very important in slow decors. In the living room, this will be seen in the textiles (cushion covers, sofa, and armchair coverings, curtains, rugs …), in the furniture (sofa, coffee table, bookcase, TV cabinet…), in decorative accessories (lighting, decorative objects, etc.) Wood in all its forms is present in slow interiors. The ideal is to select raw, solid wood, and not chipboard. But hey, we must also be aware that solid wood is not within everyone’s reach financially. It’s up to you to find a balance so as not to explode the budget. Recycling may be the right alternative. Furniture made of cane or natural fibers such as rattan is also less expensive than solid wood. Good luck, they are popular and therefore super simple to find in stores. Natural fibers will also be found in certain decorative elements such as lighting or storage baskets.
LINEN – A PERFECT TEXTILE FOR SLOW DECORATION
Linen is a textile that we have already had the opportunity to present to you many times on the blog. Flax grows in Europe and a large part of its production comes from the large northern part of France. It is therefore a product that is partially local. (The transformation of linen is less local…) In terms of aesthetics, linen is natural. It decorates with a touch of natural refinement. He doesn’t fuss. It is plain, sometimes crumpled for a material effect. And since textiles are an important part of living room decor, linen should not be left out. It can be found in the form of cushions or curtains. You can also push to select a sofa with linen upholstery.
INSPIRATION – A LIVING ROOM IN A SLOW ATMOSPHERE