The living room is a sacred place for many. It could be your main area for domestic relaxation, your personal cinema, where you spend time with your family and friends, where you eat or even where you sleep (after trying to watch that film to the end!).
Regardless of what you use this room for, you should always feel comfortable with its design. If you're thinking about giving your living room a make over, then we've made a collection of ideas for you to get your teeth stuck into! Have a look…
If your life doesn't revolve around television in the evening, and you prefer not to extend the time you spend looking at a screen per day, then a good plan is to create seating areas that look upon each other: making use of the space you have, showcasing light fittings, artwork and book at the sides; Giving you and your family/guests a pleasant and centralised experience.
Got a good view onto the garden? Exploit it! It can bring a calming and relaxed feel into a lounge in all types of whether. This clean and stylish design by Amaris Elements uses a few powerful visual elements, scattered about the room, to break up the bright and pale theme of the decoration and furniture.
In the country, one can easily be presented with a vast array of elements to base interior designs on. Here, for example, the wooden ceiling and supports pave way for a lovely rustic, ranch theme: bare brick walls, tile flooring and animal enclosures out the back. Using the structural characteristics of your living room to base a theme upon is often a sure-fire way to give it a very genuine look- why not give it a try?
In a city home, the world of 'themeing' is your oyster. Using a lot of recycled materiel the aim of this living room design was to combine vintage furniture with more contemporary pieces in an effort to create a chic theme on a budget. We feel that the theme somehow says, romantic traveller of the Orient- a unique but charming finish. Design by DecoraCCion
Converting a barn or old outhouse can be like working with a blank canvas but, in the case of Felix Gallist and co, we can see the original support beams being left in this open plan design, leading the way for the clean, airy, country theme in their impressive farm house conversion project. The support beams add a lot of personality and singularity to this living room and, subsequently, leaves a very admirable finish to its design.
If you like to chat away to your family or friends then you should make yourself a real focal point to centre your seating around. The obvious answer is a coffee table, like in this design, by nik a. ramli, that's surrounded by different light sources; making it an admirable scene, ambience-wise, throughout the day.
If you don't have a great deal of space to turn into you own private palace, then use the options available to you and have fun! This loft conversion from Teknia Estudio is a perfect example of this, using the confined space of the chimney wall, they have cut a rather different triangular window to correspond with the angular ceiling of the loft! What fun.
Have any ideas of your own? Why not let us know…