The living room is the main public space in a house, and therefore, it is important to take some time to ensure that it looks stunning. The good thing is that you don’t even need a lot of money to create a stunning living room. With many stores offering coupons for a discount, furnishing an elegant living room becomes even cheaper.
Below are 8 designer tips to help you create a stunning living room.
Color has an effect on how we feel. Depending on how cool or warm they are and their intensity, colors can make your living room relaxed or energized. For instance, red hues energize a room, while blue tends to make your living room relaxing. Use a scheme of two or three colors to make your living room calm, inviting and relaxing.
Determine the focal point for your living room and then arrange your furniture to focus on this point. A focal point can be something you add to the living room, such as a television or television, or an existing feature such as a window or fireplace.
Since living rooms are meant to bring people together, you should arrange furniture such that it promotes conversation. Set your furniture facing each other, such that people can comfortably talk to each other regardless of where they are seated. Avoid setting sofas against the walls. Instead, bring them closer together.
Displaying art on your walls makes your living room come to life. Avoid hanging artworks too high on the wall. Instead, they should be low enough to complement nearby architectural features or furnishings.
Using rugs in sitting areas is a great idea. However, many people the mistake of getting a rug that is too small for their living room. The rule of the thumb is that a rug should be big enough that all your furniture will comfortably sit on it. At the very least, the front legs of your furniture should be on the carpet.
The sofa is one of the central items in the living room, therefore you should ensure your sofa is the right choice for your living room. Get a sofa that is neither too small nor too big for your living room. You should also take the sofa seat height into consideration.
The living room will be incomplete without a coffee table. Choose a coffee table that is lower than the sofas around it. The length of the coffee table should ideally be about two thirds that of the sofa. Ensure that you also leave enough leg room between the coffee table and sofas.
Use lighting to create a relaxed, comfortable mood in your living room. Go for two or three low-level sources of light instead of an overhead light. Lower level sources of light concentrate light on the seats instead of walls, encouraging people to sit.
Creating a stunning living room need not be an expensive affair. With these eight tips, you can easily transform your living room into an elegant room. Do not be afraid to experiment and find out what works best for your room.