Published at Thursday, May 25th 2017. by Rozomund Dieterich in Living Room.
The idea of a living room that presents a picture of ’neutrality’ and fits in easily with changing trends and seasons is a concept that has become the accepted norm of sorts. This has discouraged many homeowners from trying out new, more refreshing living room décor options that are far more colorful and striking. Sometimes it is the fear of spending a fortune on that new, brightly colored sofa only to find out that it feels out of place a few months down the line that stops you from making a bolder choice. On other occasions we believe that the living room must be devoid of dazzling color to ensure your guests are not overawed by it all.
A living room accent wall in wood is a great way to bring in both visual and textural contrast without altering the existing style, color scheme or theme of the space in a drastic fashion. An accent wall addition also demands little work when compared to a complete living room remodel and you have a captivating focal point for your refreshing interior. Check out these 10 fabulous ideas before you start planning for a wood accent wall.
Most of us simply do not have enough space for a large bookshelf that either reaches all the way up to the ceiling or acts as a room divider and takes up precious square footage. In the small urban apartment, every inch of space matters, and it is slim and elegant bookshelves like those below that work best in these compact settings. With sleek shelving units, a slim frame and an ability to squeeze into the tiniest of corners, these bookshelves offer complete value both in terms of space-savvy design and cost-effective décor!
Minute details make a big difference to the larger picture and it is ultimately the smaller design and decorating choices that define the style of your home. It is the couch, coffee table and the TV unit that might largely set the mood in your living room, but you still need a cool end table or side table to truly complete the setting. Despite their seemingly modest presence, end tables make your life a whole lot easier even while adding another unique dimension to the living space. Often overlooked, these versatile additions also find a place beyond just the corner next to the couch!
Be it modern industrial, shabby chic, modern eclectic or farmhouse; irrespective of the style of your living room, a smart wooden accent wall fits in snugly. The finish, type of wood, texture and hue might have to vary depending on the subtle changes in the living room. But an accent wall in wood is a versatile addition that is bot neutral and dramatic at the same time. It can double as a relaxing backdrop and a beautiful focal point – doing all of this without ever trying too hard. Maybe this is precisely why it is the cool new trend that everyone is in love with!
Living rooms were originally intended to act as sophisticated settings for hosting and entertaining, while family rooms were used for more casual, everyday activities, like lounging, playing or watching TV. However, many homes today will only have one larger room that acts as both an entertainment and primary living space. If yours is the former, you’ll likely be utilizing it as a sitting room to have drinks and good conversation with guests, without distractions like television. As often shown in living room photos, a bar cart, formal furniture and an eye-catching focal point, such as a sophisticated fireplace and mantel, will help achieve this look and feel. On the other hand, if it’s your primary living space it should see more daily use, often functioning as a TV room, complete with sofa sectional, media console and gaming spot (that cleans up nicely for guests, of course!). In the end, think about your needs when considering different living room ideas; after all, a family with small children will likely need a playroom more than a formal sitting room.