By Leota Fuchs. Living Room. Published at Friday, August 17th, 2018 - 21:27:48 PM.
If you are blessed with a larger living room, you can be more adventurous with colour: try experimenting with a darker decorating palette, add a striking feature wall or get creative with bold paint colours.
Once you've chosen your main room colour, pick out one main accent and another one or two accent shades to use in smaller doses. This gives you the opportunity to add warmth to a neutral scheme, cool down a bright scheme, link together two ends of a long or open-plan space, and perhaps even to tie your living room colours with those of your hallway for whole-house cohesion.
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.
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 living room without making it seem cold.
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