09-03-2016, 03:50 PM
Have you hit a brick wall with your decorating? Have no clue what you want to do next? Well put your next room in the hands of Lady Luck. Let her decide where your inspiration shall come from!
This is the Holiday Edition of the challenge, so you'll have to pick a holiday/festival to design for. Choose from Halloween, Day of the Dead, Diwali, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hannukah, Kwanzaa, New Year's Eve, Chinese New Year or another holiday of your choice. If you need help picking a holiday, we can assign one for you
Take three 6-sided dice (or 1 die and roll it 3 times) Each number will represent a different room, color scheme and style. See the lists below to find out what you will be decorating and then post pics of your finished results! A virtual dice roller can be found here
If you can't trust yourself to stay with the numbers you rolled, we can roll the dice for you
- Max 10 pictures per entry, including an overview. You may link to more in an album
- Pictures may be no more then 800 pixel wide
- State which Holiday you choose.
- State which Room, Color and Style you rolled.
- State which game you are using. TS2, TS3, TS4
- Have fun: Remember this is a challenge not a contest
- The forum's Challenge & Contest Rules also apply
This challenge will close: December 21st, 2016
Award: You get "Holiday Spirit" as a forum award for doing the challenge:
- Bedroom - Can be either a Adult, Child or Nursery Room
- Study - Can be a Office, Library or Hobby Room
- Living Room
- Dining Room
The Color Scheme:
- Monochromatic - In theory, this is the most basic and simple scheme. It is created by the use of mostly neutral colors, such as black and white, with the addition of just one of the primary or secondary colors. This one shade or drop of color should usually be at the center of the design and create a focus point. Since it is a fairly simple scheme, it is typically used in many of the more minimalist design styles.
- Natural - As the name suggests, this scheme makes use of "natural colors," or those taken directly from nature. Wood and stone are the primary focus of this contrast. Since these are not really classified as colors, per se, this scheme is somewhat of an exception in color theory.
- Neutral - Not to be confused with the natural or monochromatic schemes, a neutral design is based on the use of the so-called neutral colors of color theory such as brown, black, gray and white.
- Complementary - This design is also known as the scheme of opposite colors. It is called this since the complementary color scheme uses two pairs of colors that, when combined, cancel each other out. In other words, when you combine them, they should produce either black, white or some shade of gray.
The use of complementary colors creates contrast which is familiar to many of the more modern design styles. Some of the more commonly used pairs are red/cyan, green/magenta and blue/yellow.
- Traditional - What are the traditional colors for the holiday you are decorating for (orange for Halloween, red/orange/green/gold for Thanksgiving, red & green for Christmas, etc.)? Take those colors and go wild with them. Try to put a modern twist on on these colors that might have become passe' over time.
- Wild Card! You Choose - Choose a color scheme not listed above. See the Color Theory Article in Issue 39 of LivingSims for more information on color schemes.
- Scandanavian - Scandanavian design is known for its stylish simplicity. The style is marked by functionalism and simplification of forms which is softened by the use of natural materials like wood, leather, and hemp.
- Farmhouse Rustic - Rustic farmhouse decor focuses on the beauty of a few flaws and unpolished edges. Old heirloom furniture sits alongside modern, up-cycled glass and lots of natural wood tones.
- Modern - Modern interiors are sleek, spacious, simple, and focus on function and organization. No clutter or chaos allowed. Modern design uses basic geometry (simple edges, curves and angles) and clean lines in furniture, architecture and sculpture.
- Industrial - This design style is all about displaying building materials instead of covering them up. Exposed pipes, concrete and metal ducts are common. The use of metal and unfinished wood lends authenticity to an Industrial space.
- Eclectic - Eclectic design thoughtfully blends together elements form different time periods and different design styles into one project. Far from being just a jumble of styles, an eclectic design brings together the different elements with the choices of color, texture, shape and finish.
- Shabby Chic - is a form of interior design where furniture and furnishings are either chosen for their appearance of age and signs of wear and tear or where new items are distressed to achieve the appearance of an antique. At the same time, a soft, opulent, almost cottage-style use of materials and textiles is emphasized to differentiate it from genuine period decor.