Living Room / March 6, 2018 / Priscilla Douglass.
When you speak of designing a home the first space to come to mind is always the living room. This is probably the most worked area. It’s the place where we spend a lot of time on with the family as well as friends and guests. Hence, it is important for this room to be well-designed, warm and inviting. However, a lot depends on how we use the living room. Living rooms can have a number of functions depending on your lifestyle. For some people, the living room is a formal space meant only for receiving guests. For others, the living room functions as a place to entertain guests and a family room where everyone gets together in the evenings. Depending on the intended function of the room, you can add the cozy factor in different ways. Finding the right balance between a warm and functional living room might take some experimentation, but here are a few easy tips to get your started.
Nature is an excellent solution for refreshing any space. Introducing shades of green into the living room can cheer up the mood in a dull hall with a monotone palette. Combine it with wood on the floor and place a potted plant in the room to put together a refreshed space.
Explore the vertical space and gently cajole the eyes of the guests to look beyond the limitation of space. If there is not much of floor space to decorate, decorate it from above. But again, remember less is more. Don’t overdo it. Keep it simple, it will look elegant.
To give your living room a warm and comfortable appearance, pick furniture with soft curves and plush seats. Be careful however of how the piece will look in relation to the size of your living room. While heavy carved wooden furniture will complement a spacious living room, it might overpower a compact living room. These smaller living rooms are better suited to light, contemporary furniture. Instead of choosing regular rectangular coffee tables, pick a table that is rounded or organic shaped.