I always say that the small things are always behind the huge differences in any room design and ignoring them could ruin any design. In this article we will be talking about the little things that can help you to get a neat and comfortable living room design, so let’s start.
Any design you choose shows your personal taste and express your personality and since the focal point says a lot about your personal taste, you should choose it so carefully. Warm and special are the main features that your living room focal point should have, the focal point could be something large like a fireplace; piece of furniture or it could be something small like a valuable decorative piece. The size won’t make that big difference, how special and valuable the thing you will choose is what matters the most.
Choosing the suitable place that draws the attention to the focal point is a major step as well, places like the facing wall in front of the room’s entrance sounds more than perfect. Avoid using things like the TV to be the focal point in your living room, eventually it’s just an electric device and it won’t tell a lot about your personal taste or add any special touch to your living room.
Speaking of devices, we use several cables to use these devices; cables like, audio, video and power cables and of course we all have that complicated wire net especially behind our TVs, right? All these cables should be hidden, they look so annoying and they could ruin your living room entire design. Look for some solutions like using cable covers and paint it with the same color of the wall, the cables will be almost invisible.
When you choose the decorative pieces for your living room, try to be selective and choose only the pieces that add beauty to your living room without causing any clutter. Too much of good things may be harmful even if the good things are decorative pieces. Remember, your living room is the place where you receive your guests and have your special family meetings and you need to enjoy that time in a place that is soothing, comfortable and relaxing.
Choosing durable and good looking furniture pieces for your living room is something we all agree about, but you should make sure that these furniture pieces are also comfortable, I mean what the use of buying expensive furniture that doesn’t provide you with the enough comfort that you need?
When you look for the coffee table, the side tables, or any other kind of tables you want to have in your living room, make sure to choose them in suitable height that fit your needs. The chairs and the sofas also should be matching with the room’s size and comfortable in the same time. Don’t forget to leave enough free space between the furniture pieces, so you can move easily without any traffic problems.
Mix between colors and don’t go for one color for everything, don’t worry you can apply this idea and you can keep the harmony ambience in the same time, just make sure to choose matching colors. For example, paint your walls with beige, choose a white sofa and brown coffee table, this contrast will enhance the beauty of each part in your living room and make you feel more relaxed and refreshed.
If you have large living room, avoid putting the furniture pieces against the wall, this design looks so boring and make the room look so solid, leaving enough space between the furniture pieces and the walls will make your room look larger and warmer.
Hang the pictures and wall panting at suitable height in which your eyes can enjoy them. A lot of people ignore or don’t pay enough attention to this point however it’s very essential to achieve the perfect final look.
Choosing the wrong sized rug could ruin your living room design as well, so choose the rug according to your living room space. For example, if you have large room, don’t go for a small rug, the room will look so empty and dull. Place the rug under the front feet of the living room set or couch, so your living room look larger, warmer and in harmony.
The fabrics should match in harmony as well, so choose the rug, upholstery and the curtains in matching colors. Speaking of curtains, when you choose your living room curtain, avoid choosing heavy curtains that make the room look dark and boring. Go for loose and simple materials like sheer and cotton, you can either choose printed curtain designs or plain ones, whatever you choose, make sure they match your living room design.
You can achieve all the previous tips successfully, but trust me you can ruin all what you did, if you don’t use the proper lighting in your living room. I know it may sound like a little thing to notice, but trust me choosing the right lighting is a major factor in any successful design.
Like I said the simple things could ruin or complete any design, so always pay special attention to them. They won’t take much time or effort and they will give you amazing results, what more we can ask for?