Published at Tuesday, May 23rd 2017. by Gertrut Albrecht in Living Room.
Modular sofas – they are quickly becoming the next big thing in contemporary living rooms. Allowing you to use the small urban living room in multiple ways and turning the large, open living area into a more social setting, modular sofas work well in pretty much every home. Apart from allowing you to easily move around individual pieces to fashion multiple compositions, modular sofa units also give you the convenience of adding more seating with growing family needs. Adaptable, fun and undoubtedly colorful, they bring an air of playfulness to the living room.
Adding color to the living room is not about going overboard with just one hue. Colorful living rooms are quite different from vibrant bedrooms or vivacious kitchens that seem inherently more receptive to the greater infusion of bold hues. Sometimes it is best to just add pops of bright color and to repeat it carefully throughout the room to find that balance between desired style, upbeat ambiance and a backdrop that is still versatile and adaptable. It is time to break the shackles of convention with color!
When it comes to living room design, there are really no hard-and-fast rules. When considering different living room ideas, you’ll want it to be a space that makes your family and guests feel comfortable, but is also functional for day-to-day living. When thinking about living room colors, most people have a tendency to go super neutral or boldly colorful in living rooms, but be careful of going overboard with either. If you go with neutrals for the big items, like sofas, armchairs and ottomans, then go a bit bold with decorative accessories — that way, you can easily swap out the small things when a new color scheme is in order. Likewise, if you want your sofa to be a statement piece then scale back the decor so they don’t fight for attention.
This is definitely our favorite way of putting the smart bookshelf to use, and it is undoubtedly the most popular choice among contemporary homeowners as well! A bookshelf in the open plan living area can delineate space, creating a distinct boundary between the living room and the dining area or kitchen without blocking light or visual connectivity. Apart from acting as a boundary, the shelf also adds to display and storage space and gives the living area a quick style upgrade. From those open, wiry bookshelves to the more sturdy ones in wood, you can pick a selection that best fits the style of your home and the overall ambiance.
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!
You will no doubt need some seating options incorporated into your living room design, which can range from small accent chairs to a big roomy sectional. Be careful of cramming a too-large sofa into a too-small space — it’s tempting to go big, but sacrificing walking paths or potential storage space is not always worth it. While there are a lot of different options in living room designs, you definitely want to have enough seating for those living in the house, plus an extra seat or two for the occasional guests. A place to put down drinks or snacks, like side tables or a coffee table, is a must. If you have the depth for it, an ottoman or coffee table where people can prop their feet up is always a welcome living room decorating idea, but skip out on this if the living room is on the narrow side and go for a deeper sofa instead. Whatever size your space is, there’s plenty of living room inspiration to choose from - to get started on your living room remodel, add living room pictures which spark creativity to an ideabook.