The living room is an integral part of any home. It’s the place that families gather and entertain guests or just chill around in. Designing your living room to suit your needs as well as the overall interior design theme of your home is integral.
Personally, I like wide living room spaces with any furniture besides the sofa and coffee table placed neatly against the walls in order to achieve a clear and spacious area to set out your sofa. But of course this is only specific to what my own tastes.
I particularly like the design idea of the living room pictured on the left, but then again i very much like dark coloured rooms even when it comes to the living room. This may not be something easily acceptable by everyone as dark flooring can be hard to keep spotless especially if the flooring has a polished finish.
The use of carpets to accentuate the space of the living area as shown in this picture seems to be a trend that is being followed these days. It’s not a new trend, but the type of carpets used has evolved from the time of my parents. In homes today you would find nice soft and long haired carpets which makes for a comfortable spot to sit if you have more guests than what you sofa set can take.
Having limited space in your home may be a limitation with regards to how your furniture can be arranged but it should not be a damper on the creativity. The next 2 pictures show living rooms which have limited spaces. However this has not stopped the creation of areas with its own defined personality. The use of soft toned earthy colours for the sofa against the stoned themed feature wall really sets a soothing mood in this room and curiously the spiral staircase at the end of the room looks really fascinating.
The way that the staircase seems hidden away through a doorway rather than being exposed as a part of the living room has ultimately accentuated the unique and modern looking spiral staircase and also added a perception of depth to this space. Having large open spaces need not necessarily be a good thing all the time when a partially hidden space can help add the sense of mystery for your guests.
The second picture also follows the same design cues but married with timber stripped walls and furniture. While this room does not look as appealing as the one from the image before, they both are almost identical in the choice of materials used with the exception of their execution styles and focus. I’m not saying that this room is ugly but that it just comes across feeling like that there is just too many things to focus on. From the artwork to the stone rendered wall and even the timber stripped wall my focus feels distracted and leaves me unsure about how i feel about this space.
This highlights yet again the importance of envisioning and planning out your space/design. Or as an easier alternative, hire an interior design company. At least you’ll have professionals help envision and conceptualize your home design and heck if they can still screw it up, then you’d have someone to give a piece of your mind too.
The last image would be a dream living room to have. It has all the quality’s of making a good room, GREAT! It’s spacious, it’s bright from natural light and with full length windows and high ceiling, this room adds a sense of airiness to its already big space.
The choice of colour of the sofa set helps add to the overall feeling of brightness of this room. Hell, any home that has a living room designed like this for entertaining guests, definitely creates a space for people to relax and mingle in a space that feels so comfortable and in the asian context may just be great for a karaoke session.
Images were sourced from: Livingroomdecoratingideas.com