The living room will also often be used for curling up with a good book. For this space, one might want to set something apart, generally with an armchair, an ottoman and an area rug. This can designate a certain area of the room as set apart for a quiet, comfortable space. The area rug can help to provide depth to that area of the room, marking it as a special place for quiet and enjoyable reading or private reflection.
Perhaps the most important part of designing an effective living room is making sure that there is enough space between all of these areas for anyone to move comfortably. If there is not, the room will feel crowded and it will be annoying for anyone to move through the room as they may have to ask others to move. This can disrupt the unity and the comfortable setting the room is supposed to provide and this cannot be considered a success with the design.
Do not line all your furniture up against walls. This will create a stale, square look. Instead, pull the chairs and couch away from the walls and set lamps, flowers, or tall and narrow statuettes behind the furniture. This adds an extra dimension to your living room. Deciding how you will use your living room will help you choose what furniture and d?cor would be best. Do you need a lot of open space for room to play the Wii? Will it be a lounge room to read, watch TV, play board games, or do yoga? Will you be hosting large groups of people? A TV room could have a large flat-screen mounted on the wall in front of an open space. A lounge room will have plenty of cushioned chairs or bean bags with a table perfect for setting up games or holding snacks and drinks.
When coming with design ideas for your living room, you just have to consider the brightness. A living room should be bright and have all the happy and bright colors visible. A bright room will not only attract members of the family, but it will also provide a memorable experience for whoever pays you a visit. A bright room will set the tone and mood for anything taking place, and you can also spice that up by adding some bright colored flowers, curtains and furniture that will suit it. In your design ideas, try as much to do away with dark and dull colors.
Open spaces do attract clutter. The more space we have the more we try and fill it, often with things that could easily be tidied away if only some storage had been planned for them. Built-in cupboards are a solution here but if your room does not suit this style, then think carefully about some other options. Solid oak sideboards or oak cupboards work very well. A natural wood finish helps to keep the living space look open and spacious, and their solid construction will resist many knocks. Solid oak, and indeed solid pine, can be easily looked after - minor scratches and marks are easily sanded away and a light application of oil or wax will bring out the natural warmth and give the furniture a really mellow appeal. Cupboard space like this will give you plenty of room to tidy away toys, DVDs and books.
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