Living Room / February 5, 2018 / Kaya Vincent.
It’s tried and tested formula that most designers use, to create an illusion of roominess by strategically placing the mirror in the living room. To create a perfect ambience, place the mirror behind the light source, either a hanging pendant lamps or floor lamps like it is done here. The result will be mesmerizing.
No one said a regular three-seater sofa is a must have for the living room. What you do need is place for your guests to sit comfortably. In a formal living room, replace the sofa with armchairs. For a more informal living room design, you could also throw in beanbags and poufees. A cushioned bench or a daybed will serve you in the same way as a sofa while simultaneously adding a unique touch to your living room. A futon paired with armchairs is another viable alternative to the regular three seater sofa set arrangement. Along with giving our living room a contemporary look, these other pieces of furniture also allows the room to be used as an impromptu guest room to accommodate surprise guests. The picture of this living room above is an example of things can look radically different without the normal sofa set.
Living rooms are usually the largest spaces in a house and hence it is easy to experiment with textures in this room. Instead of matching finishes and textures in your furniture and décor pieces, mix and match textures to create a warm, lived-in air. Whether you to choose to have a sofa or not, scatter throw cushions over your seating to make it look inviting. A rug in the center of your room will not only make the space feel cozier but will also help define the living room design and bind its individual elements together. Curtains are another living room design element where you can experiment with textures and the effect it has on the room. For small living rooms, choose light sheer fabrics while heavier silks and cottons are better suited to expansive living rooms. Even the texture of your curios impacts the room. For contemporary styled living rooms, pick sleek metallic accents and for more traditional living rooms pick organic wooden knick knacks.
There is something very enticing about small living rooms. Sometimes it may seem hard to live in, but most of the times the cozy comfort feel embracing and welcoming. Small living room decoration ideas revolve around tricking the mind to make it feel spacious. It’s not rocket science! It’s just a smart styling and applying strategy to manipulate the space and use it in your favor.