A living room is like a house in itself. It is the meeting place of all its occupants and since each one has its own needs and ideas, its decoration is quite complex. Moreover, it is one of the most used rooms in the house.
The social life of the house takes place in the living room, it is also the space where most of the daily activities take place and where visitors are received. For all these reasons, we can say that the living room is one of the most important spaces in a house, hence the importance of its decoration.
If you are thinking of changing the style of your living room or need to decorate it, don’t miss these 5 tips that will help you change your living room, following the latest trends, managing to create a warm and comfortable space.
Think about the needs and style of your salon
What needs should our salon meet? Think about how you are going to use this room. To find out, you will have to ask yourself a series of questions like these What will I use it for? Who will use it?
How many of you are there at home? And so, a number of questions that will help you to have a clear idea of the specific needs that this room must cover. Our advice: define the style of your living room and consider its decoration, taking into account the answers to the previous questions.
When it comes to decorating the room, you can choose from countless styles: cosy, Nordic-style rooms, classic rooms, Zen-style rooms, modern, minimalist rooms…
The distribution of the living room furniture
The distribution of the space is a key point, to obtain a perfect result, when we decorate our living room. It is important that when you arrange the space you leave areas of passage without obstacles, for a fluid circulation. A council creates two differentiated spaces inside the lounge, one for the living area and chat room and another for the dining room, for an office area or a reading corner.
The lighting of the living room
Natural light is very important to achieve a pleasant living room. Therefore, natural light must be allowed to enter the room. But, we can’t forget about artificial light. By using different points of light you can create different atmospheres, since the light in the living area is not the same as the one we need in the dining area.
Our advice: place a general ceiling lamp in each area and other support lamps. In the living area you can use table lamps.
Make the most of it and decorate it using designer lamps that give a different touch to the living room.
Living room furniture
We’ve reached a crucial point in the decoration of the living room, the furniture. Where do I put the TV? How many seats on the sofa? Depending on the style of living room you have chosen, you will opt for one furniture or another. Our advice is to focus first on the most important pieces of furniture in the living room: sofas, coffee table and shelves.
Shelves: one of the most visible pieces of furniture in the living room. Depending on your preferences you can opt for more minimalist or classic furniture. However, always bear in mind its storage capacity, as this type of furniture stores and organizes a great deal of things. In addition, you can use them to separate spaces within the living room, create a reading corner or divide the living area from the dining room.
Sofa: The first thing we must take into account when choosing a sofa is that it is comfortable and the second is its size and shape. This second point will depend on the dimensions of the living room. If your living room is small we recommend you to discard the L-shaped sofas or chaise longue, but if on the contrary your living room has a good size… Go ahead!
Coffee table: another of the great protagonists in a living room. In the market we can find infinite designs, classic, modern, minimalist… Whatever model you choose, you must always bear in mind that the coffee table must fit the dimensions of the sofa.
The color of the room
When we talk about the color of the room, we are not only referring to the color of the walls, but we are also referring to the chromatic palette of the room, which affects walls, furniture, carpets and decorative details.
Our advice is to choose 2 or 3 colours and combine them in a proportionate way in the living room. You can use the technique of complementary colors.
If you are one of those who likes to innovate, paint a wall in the living room in a different colour and play with contrasts.