No matter what style you have in mind for your home, there are certain elements that are shared by all the rooms of the house. These elements make the composition of this particular room easier. So here are some ideas that might inspire you.
1. The living room should feel cozy and inviting.
This means that the atmosphere needs to be more relaxed and pleasant. This room is not actually a room where audio and TV should be avoided but it’s still a space where family members and friends get together. For this space, a variety of colors should be used. Also, the color palette should be kept to a minimum. It’s why neutral shades and tones are more suitable. If you want the room to feel bigger you can paint the walls and use bright colors and textures.
2. The living room should have lots of storage space.
Before you decide on a particular design for the living room, you need to figure out what storage space you can find for all the items that need to be there. Open shelves are great because they don’t take much space and they can be used for all sorts of things. One shelf can be used as a display area for a collection of trinkets, vases, photos, etc.
3. The living room should have a large table.
This is an important detail. Depending on what you wish to store on the shelves in your living room, the dimensions of the table can vary. A small table can be a great place for the remote control or for your mail.
4. The living room should have a beautiful lighting fixture.
The lighting should be subtle but it should also be practical. It should be a light fixture that doesn’t incommode the others nor create uncomfortable shadows. A small chandelier or pendant lamp could be a nice choice.
5. The living room should have different shades.
It’s important for the living room to have different shades. For example, a table lamp that’s not too bright will be perfect for the living room if it has a soft shade. A floral shade for the table or one with a simple and fresh look could be your better choice.
6. The living room should have a good amount of plants.
Having enough plants in the living room is crucial. They help to purify the air and they can even help you create a very fresh and relaxing atmosphere. If plants aren’t an option, try using either a plant in a transparent glass vase or a glass maroon box.
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