There are scads of publications loaded with living room decorating ideas, but unless you have the budget to purchase living room furniture by the set, it would be best to start small. First, we recommend starting with the basics. When picking furniture, take into consideration what purpose it will serve
Redesigning a living room? Or perhaps just trying to make a small space look bigger? Whatever your motive for tackling your living room layout, it's the room you and your family will spend lots of time in, so getting it right is vital. The perfect living room is one that
A simple gas fireplace insert can really stand out with the right frame. Use wide heat-tolerant tiles to frame out the insert in a simple, clean-lined way. This is a great way to soften the transition from the harsh black edges of an insert to the rest of your space.
Drawing on the techniques of modernist architecture, minimalism is all about making the most out of as little as possible. Stark, sleek lines combine well with open space, strategically placed carpets and seating to simplify the living room as much as possible. The challenge is to create a harmonious minimalist
A classic living room is spacious and has abundant light. Generally, classic designs have generous seating, bright colours and decorations, but will avoid any loss of balance or poise in the arrangement. Flowers are a fine addition to any classical living room, adding warmth and lightness to the arrangement.
Draping a piece of texture on the sofa can add a little colour and pattern to space. In plain settings, a patterned blanket or a piece of fabric can be matched with the sofa to give it a refined look. Covering the sofa will also help to avoid dust and
Lighting your living room well is vital because we spend so much time there in the evenings. The right lighting can transform you living room into a cosy, inviting space; the wrong lighting, however, can leave your room feeling as bleak as a dentist’s waiting room.
Do you prefer to splash out with bright colours or play it safe with muted tones? Functionality and long term usage is just as important as appearance, so do consider that your tastes may change. Of course, it is possible to combine different requirements and needs together. However, the more
Usually, the coffee table, side table or whatever other kind of table you choose to use should be placed in the room at the very end. When you do that, make sure it doesn’t block the traffic and that everyone can sit comfortably without having to change their position because
Alternatively, you could make the fireplace a focal point with a mirror or artwork over the mantelpiece. This is especially effective in a room where you don’t really have any technology. If your living room is for relaxing and reading, or listening to music, then having a focal point like
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