The living room is probably where you spend most of your day. Regardless of whether you are reading the newspaper in your armchair, watching TV from the sofa or having friends over, all of this will take place in the living room. By making it more elegant, you will significantly enhance the pleasantness of the atmosphere. Here are a few tips and tricks that can get you there in no time.
Choosing Perfect Hues
When designing a home office, a bedroom or a kitchen (if you’re the one who does most of the cooking) the choice of the colors is your own personal thing. Like anything else, beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Still, when you need to choose a palette of colors for your living room, it would be considerate to ask for other people’s opinions, as well. In order to make a living room that is to everyone’s liking, consider going for a monochromatic white and light grey design. While some argue that this kind of decoration may seem depersonalized and even cold, no one can deny its beauty and, above all, elegance.
Fabrics and Curves
If you are furnishing your living room in order to make it look comfortable, you might want to go with curvy furniture, a lot of cushions and cloth. This will make the room seem warmer and comfier. There are other things you could do to enhance this vibe, as well. Adding a cozy woolen rug to your hardwood or tiled floor will make the room seem overall warmer, which is, at times, exactly what you will be going for. As for the fabrics, going with the roman shade is a fail-proof idea and the one to wrap up this whole impression.
The Choice of Focal Point
Naturally, when organizing the layout of your furniture, you need a focal point since otherwise you will be arranging things pretty much on random. A focal point can be any major element of your living room like a TV or a fireplace. In some cases, you can even have a coffee table to fulfill this purpose. The bottom line is that you have to assume a spot most people will focus on, while they are in the room and organize your furniture around it. This mostly means the room’s seating, but you can do the same with accessories. This will definitely make for a more holistic image of your living room.
The Light Changes Everything
Finally, the right lighting fixture in the room can change the entire impression. However, not all is about artificial light either. It is a known fact that the natural light has beneficial effects on the mindset of the inhabitants, which means that its influx should be improved. Windows should be large with great transparency and, if your living room borders the backyard patio, you might even want to consider bi fold doors. Additionally, the obstacles in your living room (like indoor columns and furniture pieces) can make the room dimmer, while reflecting elements (like glass and mirrors) can enhance it. Of course, the natural light gets controlled by drapes and blinds.
Your living room is often the largest room in the house, which always makes it difficult to decorate. On the other hand, it also gives you most room to be creative since it has no mandatory elements. For example, in most homes the living room is where the biggest TV is, but some families decide to make their living rooms into a no-tech zone. While in the bathroom, there are some obligatory pieces you need like a shower, a faucet and a toilet, what goes in the living room is on you to decide. Have fun!