The living space tends to be at the heart of many homes. Not only should this space be warm, welcoming and functional – it should be flexible as well. After all, it can be used for relaxing, entertaining, eating, drinking or studying. This may sound like a lot, but a well-designed area can cater to all of these activities!
Maybe you’re designing your new home, and need the living room elements to tie in with the rest of your house? Or maybe you want to give your existing room a facelift? Our simple tips should help you create an inviting space that will be perfect for everything from Monday morning yoga to Friday night movies to Sunday afternoon tapas (and everything in between!)
1. Wide read more here open spaces
Even if you don’t have an open plan home, you can still ensure that your living area maximises on space. Ensure that there is ample room to move around; a lack of clutter will make your living room feel larger and lighter, whilst also allowing better flow of traffic (and room for activities such as yoga or pilates).
2. Comfy couch
After choosing a comfy couch, make sure you adorn it with a throw and some cushions to make relaxing in the living room a whole lot better. Cushions not only look great, but they can help prop you up, be a great rest for your laptop or even your feet. Throws can help keep you warm when it’s chilly and also help tie your colour scheme together.
3. It’s all about the ambience
Ambient lighting is automatically relaxing, and it can be romantic too! Having an option for mood lighting – whether candles, lanterns, lamps or dimmers – is a great way to help you wind down in the evenings or on the weekend.
4. Form follows function
Some people get so excited by all the beautiful décor available that they forget about the function of their living room. Try purchasing useful products like lanterns that provide light, vases that holdflowers and frames that display pictures. Sculptures and other decorative pieces can be used very effectively, but remember – don’t overdo it!
5. Colour control
The key to any good space, whether it’s your living room our outdoor entertaining area, is choosing a colour palette that is pleasing to the eye. Earthy tones, muted pastels or a neutral base with a bright accent will all work well in your living space. Have a look at our destination colour palettes and colour theory article to get your creative juices flowing!
Although there are lots of current trends to be aware of, the décor in your living space should ultimately reflect the personality of you – the homeowner. Remember to stay true to your own personal taste and choose products that you love. Have a look at our online store and start planning your perfect living space today!