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The living room is the place where the family gathers, where you bring friends to socialise with, and also where you hunker down for the evening and relax all by yourself or with your loved ones.
It is called the ‘living room’ for good reason too. It’s a term coined in the late nineteenth century to be a reflection of the personality of the designer rather than the Victorian conventions of the time. Since then, interior design choices have become abundant and there are so many living room makeover ideas around that we really can make the living room an expression of ourselves and a place we can be proud of.
Here are just a few ideas to keep in mind when designing your living room.
Living Room Comfort
A comfortable living room is essential as the space will be used for a lot of sitting around, relaxing and resting. The seating choices you make, and their subsequent arrangement make up a lot of the advice on interior design you will find on homemaking websites.
The first step is assessing the space you have to work with. Part of creating maximum comfort in your living room will be the empty space around the seating, as you will want manoeuvrability and easy access to the area. You will need to consider your overall design plans when it comes to the type of seating you choose too, making sure you get something that suits the style and them you want to create.
You want to be able to snuggle cosily and watch a film, as well as accommodate having friends over for a chat or a few drinks of an evening. The key to creating a versatile living room like this is the lighting.
Lamps and dimmer switches often appear high up on lists of living room makeover ideas, so make sure you have the ability to change up the atmosphere of the room according to need.
Incorporating storage and multi-use surfaces can be crucial to designing the ultimate living room space. Choose a coffee table wisely and think about what else it can be other than a place to put your coffee cup on. It can double as a storage space as well a surface for playing games.
The television stand can also be a lot more than just a television, or even mounting the TV on the wall can be a clever idea to free up space beneath it.
Define Your Style
How you decorate the living room is ultimately an expression of your personal tastes, so make sure the design elements such as the colours and textures in the area make you feel happy and comfortable.
Try not to overpopulate the area with too many ornaments, photographs, art pieces or other decorative items. Too much can make the place feel busy and overcrowded. Instead, take a more streamlined approach and select a living room design style that uses just a few elements that define your tastes and personal expression. By doing this your personal style will have a more defined influence on the space instead of being a chaotic jumble of random things you like.
If you would like expert assistance when designing or making-over your living room, contact The Mini Interior Design Company who can help you create the ideal space for you.