Keep control of storage. If you accept that your living room will attract clutter then plan for it. Oak or pine cupboards and sideboards will give you the space to tidy up after the children have finished playing and allow the adults a tidier area to relax in when evening comes.
Clear Circulation Space. In any home plan whether it is an apartment block or an independent bungalow a person either enters an ”entrance lobby” or directly in the living room (if space is an issue). From this living room entrances open to all other spaces namely kitchen, bedrooms, staircases if any, patios, study rooms, family rooms etc.
Curtains. This is the most important part of furnishing. In this also comes the window treatments. Consider the wall and furniture color along with amount of Sunlight before buying curtains. Pick the bold color and floral pattern if you have picked the contemporary theme. You can go with the plain curtains with tassel and other accessories if the theme is traditional. The fabric of the curtain markedly affects the appearance. Pick light fabric if your room is small and has less light.
Keep a sense of harmony. You can quite easily obtain a sense of balance by thinking carefully about the materials you are using. Think of textures – rough or smooth? Think about how the surfaces respond to light – are they shiny and glossy? Smooth and reflective materials can help a room feel larger but they need to be balanced against other materials such as natural woods and stone. Solid wood furniture adds a lot of character and style as well as bringing a natural feel to your room.
Updating your window treatments will also go a long way towards improving the atmosphere. Choose drapes or curtains that compliment the design style you have chosen for the rest of your room. Using rich looking fabrics on the windows will add a feeling of luxury to your room, and help to bring all of your living room decorating ideas together.
In today’s modern world, different people will have a wide range of different needs and this will of course influence their ideas on how a living room should be used. As with many things it is not always possible to accommodate every desire and compromises are generally needed. Here are design ideas to help you in your planning and to make the most of the space you have.
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