By Baldric Keller. Living Room. Published at Thursday, August 30th, 2018 - 07:03:45 AM.
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 you know in advance, the easier it is to implement these ideas both now and in the future. browse through our images above for some great living room ideas as well as living room designs.
Start think about the different zones of your living room and choose light sources accordingly: you'll need task lighting, such as a standing or table lamp over an armchair for reading; a dimmable central pendant light for those occasions when you want the room brightly lit; and plenty of accent lighting in the form of low-level table lights, picture lights and even lighting hidden within alcove shelving.
Start with the basics and assess what furniture your living room really can’t do without – and how you might make it more versatile, with hidden storage, for example. Also think about how durable each piece needs to be and what’s worth investing in – soft furnishings get the most wear, so get the highest quality you can within your budget or opt for removable covers that can be machine washed.
If you have great views from the windows in your living room, then turning these into the focus of the room is a brilliant solution. Again, this is a great idea for rooms specified for relaxing, and not sitting in front of a TV. This is a good option if your living room is in an open plan extension, and you have built vast windows to flood the space with light. How to do it? Dressing your windows with gorgeous curtains or smart shutters is a good place to start.
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