Do you imagine the living room as a space intended for loud activities? Neither do we, as the living room is the place where you crash after a hard day at work or rest in the evening shuffling TV channels. That is why the design of this room should reflect its main purpose, so you can rest against the backdrop of natural living design. Achieving this design in particular is not easy, as home serenity does not come easily but if you put your heart and soul into redecorating the living room, the bounty will be enjoyed by the entire family.
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Mirror, mirror, on the wall
Like any room people spend a lot of time in, the living room needs to have plenty of natural light inside, since lighting has the power to affect our mood. This is made possible by large window panes that will let the sunlight in but you can amplify this effect by placing mirrors in the room. These can be smaller mirrors that are part of wall decorations and framed picture or you can opt for a centerpiece mirror. It can be placed on the mantelpiece without the need to be nailed into the walls, just secured at its base, so it doesn’t fall. This tilted back mirror will give the whole room a laid-back look that you are trying to create.
These can be smaller mirrors that are part of wall decorations and framed picture or you can opt for a centerpiece mirror. It can be placed on the mantelpiece without the need to be nailed into the walls, just secured at its base, so it doesn’t fall. This tilted back mirror will give the whole room a laid-back look that you are trying to create.
Speaking of the mantelpiece, bricks might not be in vogue this season but there is a way to spruce up the fireplace. A fresh coat of white or crème paint will make the whole room appear up to date with the latest living room designs.
The immediate effect will be that the room will appear bigger and there will appear to be more light inside. You can replace or paint again the wood paneling as well, so the entire mantelpiece will become unrecognizable.
A winding path
If you want to access the window awning, for instance, you have to go across the entire length of the room. This can become a huge hassle if the furniture you have installed has sharp corners that not only thwart any movement but they are a health risk.
Children can run into sharp corners and injure their face, while adults can bruise their legs if they are not careful enough. That is why at least the centerpieces, like the coffee table should be shaped like a circle or an oval.
This way, you can wind nicely around it to reach any corner of the living room you want.
Regulating the amount of natural light
In order to truly enjoy the living room as a comfortable space within the house, you need to be the master of it. This statement sounds funny but if you have ever lied down on the sofa for a nap and the sun shone directly into your face while you were powerless to shade yourself, then you know what we are saying.
Enough light does not mean leaving the room exposed to the blistering summer heat, as the aforementioned window awnings are just the thing you need.
In case if you are worried about the aesthetics part, loosen up, as companies such as Oztech build awnings that are stylish and functional at the same time, featuring an auto-lock system.
Setting the bar low
If you are finding it difficult to move through the living room, then you can apply a neat trick that will enable you to glide through the entire room. You can custom order low furniture to be made and then use the carpets or shelves to add décor elements.
In other words, the sofa doesn’t necessarily have to be the focal point of the living room.
However, the shape, size, and the color of the cushion you place on it will be the décor detail that will make (or break) the look of the living room.
Furthermore, a few colorful mats can also do wonders for
This is how you will achieve the blissful feeling and you will feel relaxed each and every day.
The bulk of the storage space is probably going to be inside the bedroom or in the hall.
However, the living room has closets of its own that are in most cases plain ugly.
There is nothing serene about a bulky wardrobe, so you are going to be creative to turn things around.
You can introduce glass cabinets or even better, see-through shelves that only resemble a wardrobe. Their outer edges are stylish and transparent, while the things inside are stored in baskets, boxes, and bowls to be concealed from plain view. Thanks to the topmost shelf, they will be protected from the dust and you’ll have a stylish storage unit.
The living room is the room you’ll spend the most time in during the day, so be sure to put a lot of effort into its design. If you are good with your hands, all the décor details listed here will come cheaper as you can make them yourselves.
Remember, every fixture you change, down to the last nails has one purpose: to usher serenity into the living room.
Alex is fascinated with “understanding” people. It’s actually what drives everything he does. He believes in a thoughtful exploration of how you shape your thoughts, experience of the world.