If you are a lucky owner of a living room, either you call it a lounge, a den or a guest room, you may already call yourself a winner.
It is the centerpiece of your house, the heart of your apartment. The way you create its interior will make or break the whole feeling of the overall look.
All the family gatherings take place in your dining room on the special occasions like birthdays or holidays. Having a den is a tremendous reason to hold the party for your friends too. Imagine yourself a host, listen to the clinking of flutes with champagne and laughter of joy that rises up among your guests. Nevertheless, after a long day, it is important also to rest your head on the pillows. Some thrive to read books on the sofa in the living room while the rest love watching soap operas on the telly.
Are you already hooked on redecorating the look of your den? Nowadays there’s no need to compromise the comfort over the style. It ought to be both stylish and functional. Well chosen furniture set the design while trendy tapestry will make it cozy and savvy.
As with any other projects, you must take into consideration that a vast majority of your invited guests will move around your living room space only. Therefore, you should pay close attention to the durability of the chosen furnishing. At the end of the day, is is worth to spend some extra cash on the high-quality goods to refurbish it with a taste that will suit your needs. Extended use of the flooring (I can already hear the clicking of high heels on the tiles! ) and sitting area makes us opt for items that are either practical and functional. From time to time, there’s no time to clean properly so all that’s left is freshening it up.
In addition, each season or for different occasions, the chosen decor, and furnishing might be changed to suit changing needs and a mood of the hostess or theme of the party. When the time comes and you feel bored with a surrounding, get a grip and start revamping your household.
If you are keen on massive structural changes, the remodeling may include swapping windows and door frames.” You’ve got to scrutinize the way you are living in your great room and the way you will use it for those special moments” says Jim Gillam from Backen, Gillam & Kroeger Architects.
”How the changes will benefit your living room space?” ”And how do you foresee its purpose for the future use?”Everyone’s habits are diffeent so don’t let yourself scope away with trends of the current season. Whether you are a family with kids playing around and a dog that needs a constant surveillance, you might decide to do an open-concept living room with high beams and a sensible design.
Now, let’s have an insight on the inspirational guidance that I picked for you. From totally informal, beach style living room, to a typical farmhouse open plan dining room. Everybody’s demands will be met with warmth and an enthusiasm.
Decide on the focal point
Your home deserves and needs a focal point,just as it entertains, hold parties, meetings and let everyone lounge in there. Either way, you are creating a casual style or, on the contrary, quite formal dining room, the focal point acts like a glue that keeps the whole look together. So is it the spectacular and breathtaking view from the windows that the eyes of your guests are drawn to while entering the great room? Popular architectural figure Rem Koolhaas says that the focal point doesn’t need to be exactly a piece of furniture but it ought to be a part of the room that you really want to show off.
Of course, you can always manage to create yourself a heart of your living room. Heavily ornamented drawing on the wall or a fussy clock will make a colossal and impressive impact on all who enters the room.
Either way,you can stick to making a focal point out of your fitting accessories. Firstly, check whether your lounge is wide enough to accommodate a circular focal point. Then simply place all the sofas,armchairs and stools in a semi-circle which will allow you to place a well-proportioned coffee table at its center. That design will keep a sophisticated yet tailored to demands look while accentuating the comfy and intimate feeling.
Select the furniture wisely
While deciding on a set of new items for your decor, choose what is going to work for your family members and guests. Always opt for convenient settees because those let you stretch out in any position and give amazing, serene feeling of coziness. As you may have already noticed, the secret of this sofas’ arrangement creates a mellow character and stimulates people to sit close to each other.
Make it look bigger
Be aware that oversized furniture will definitely make already confined space a restricted area. Elizabeth Chu Richter CEO of Richter Architects claims ”In our world where we can easily excess everything, savvy designers and architects realize that less is actually best”. Please bear in minds that capacity of your dining room has an immense potential. Minimalists convey that stripping down the single deco item to its purest form is the key to success here.
Brighten it up
While creating a spacious and luxurious den for your loved ones, take into consideration choosing outstanding colors for the walls and in general, the color scheme of your desirable space. Whilst looking for appopriate paints think that dark hues will optically give a close-up an effect of the space in your lounge. If you choose dark shades for your walls, it will have an overwhelming effect and we definitely don’t aim for that! Look at neutral, bright and light tones that go well with patterned settee covers and colorful decor items. As with small dining areas, we don’t want any misplaced cushions or bric-a-bra to destroy our desirable effect. Please stick to clutter free enviroment, which makes the place invating and creates the cordial reception for those who enters from the hallway.
Decor your lounge with a new concept
The latest idea is creating an open-plan layout of your great room.The world known designers say that it gives a marvelous look on a lounge from each angel of the household. It’s an appealing idea though the biggest challenge you are going to face is separating the entartaing area from other adjoing spaces. You must emphasize the uniquness of each field while at the same time grant unrestriced movement from one area to another. A great open-concept living room let people mill around, talk freely while not being afraid of knocking things down by accident.
Let Sunshine in
It’s a common mistake for people to forget about the natural source of light. Instead of giving thanks to natural beams of sunshine letting through our windows, we stick to ordinary lamps situated in the corners of our living rooms. Or worse, we hang beautifully ornamented but dark drapes that make the truly eclectic impression but nevertheless is’s dark as in a cave. Definitely, we can set a lamp or to, to give an illusion of width and coziness, like near a coffee table, where we might also read a magazine. A magnificent chandelier hanged from the ceiling makes a ravishing look and brightens up the whole space.Especially those with crystals will make a glamorous impression and your guests won’t take their eyes off it. After all, you can fix a few spotlights at different walls in the lounge that will do the trick. While you switch only the spotlights on, the silhouette of the majestic chandelier will create glittering shades on the walls.
Stop being matchy-matchy
Have you ever been in the household where everything matches together and nothing is out of place? Well, we all’ve been there and done that…There’s nothing more mundane than a place where all the furniture is a match from the same line and each sette has the same cover. Be creative! To get the best out of your immense living room, try numerous deco items in different sizes that will make it! It looks appealing when a coffee table and a stool are of various sizes. If you tend to symmetry too much, the overall look seems to be sterile and simpy, boring.Start being innovative and just put a few small things askew a little bit. Don’t be afraid to put an armchair at an awkward angle or a vase with flowers more to one side of the table. You might feel stiffy at the beginning but you will love the reaction of all those who enters your home.
The settees’ covers ought to be full of colors too. Nowadays, you can shop for made to measure sofa covers that will suit all your needs. It will definitely match your house, your furniture and you. What’s more, have you noticed, that an armchair will get a new lease of life while having a protector? All your pieces of furniture will last longer and you can only invest in a replacement. In addition to covers, throw casually a cushion or two on the settee, it will give an astonishing look of grace and nonchalance. And if you really insist on few matching items, try a rug that will go with the pillows. If you choose the same pattern but different texture, it will give the gorgeus impression.
Act like a pro
With all the information and supportive ideas that I mentioned above, you should be well endowed with all the powers to start designing your living room that matches your needs. I guarantee that I have evoked the sparkle of inspiration to create a living room that you’ve been dreaming about.