Living Room Design Ideas
The living room is the hub of the home – the space where you welcome guests, where you socialize and relax at the same time. Under these circumstances, the room deserves a little more attention from you, be it furniture, accessories, colors and other details that make the difference. Below we’ll show some living room design ideas to inspire you and help transform your living room into a space of pampering for yourself, family and friends.
The first picture depicts a living room in a holiday house in Portugal. A simple, spacious room, wrapped in clean white that amplifies natural light. Rattan chairs and stools, along the solid wood table, bring nature inside the house which, on the outside, fits perfectly in the environment. To give the house an exotic air, owners decorated it with accessories from different cultures: the carpet comes from Morocco, fabrics originate in Africa while the wood table hails from the remote island of Bali.
We have said before: don’t be afraid to play with colors! Sometimes the secret lies in a well-chosen color formula, without having to throw away money on something else. The blue and white combination has always been the favorite in home decorations and the effect always pays off. In the picture below, which illustrates a living room in a farmhouse, the tile clad fireplace is the centerpiece, balanced by the two sofas of the same color on each of the sides. In the center, a leather bench from an old gym brings a touch of originality.
However small the space may be, if it’s also inert from a chromatic point of view, then you stand little chances of finding the desired refuge in such a room. Add strong colors, either by painting the wall or by using accessories such as pillows, rugs, lamps or curtains and the room comes back to life. Red counterbalanced by white is an inspired combination, as the picture below shows.
Besides strong colors, you can also resort to mixing decorative patterns that give the room a bit of vitality. The patterns seem to stratify the room and give the impression of a room on the move.
Colors again – ocean blue and lime green on a white background, which makes them stand out even better. Heterogeneous furniture – sofa, chairs, wood, transparent glass table – with a pattern carpet, give a distinct personality living room.
White and black – a combination that is used by an American designer to personalize a living room in a Victorian style house in San Francisco where he successfully combined with modern with traditional. A wicker table and a cowhide rug stretched on the floor bring nature into the chic room.
The favorite socializing place calls for many seats, as seen in this image that shows a living room in a home in California. The room opens into a garden, virtually expanding the space into the nature for a complete sense of relaxation. Plenty of natural light invites to passionate discussions with friends.
The last image shows a living room of a house in Brussels, set up in an old industrial center with workshops and garages of the Belgian capital, which explains the enormous space. The white walls are offset by woven carpets in different colors and chairs and tables of various shapes that move the visual center of gravity to the lower part of the room.
Sources: Realsimple.com, Houseandgarden.co.uk, Housebeautiful.com