When it comes to arranging your living room furniture, the “McMansion” look of the 80’s is long gone. It has been replaced with the concept of conversation areas, intimate spaces, and smaller rooms. Factor such as room size, lighting, personal preferences, and color, all these need to be kept in mind when arranging your living furniture.
Are you worried, where to start from when remodeling your living room? Consider the following tips to transform a large and boring space, into an intimate and lively setting:
Break up a large room into two smaller spaces: Start by rearranging two sofas into a back-to-back position, in the center of your space. This visual split will easily divide a large room into two spaces. Now place reading lamps and large tables on either side of each sofa. If you have empty space in the room, fill it up with an upholstered chair, book case, or smaller tables. What you will end up with is a cozy room where you can enjoy a cup of tea and read a book.
De-clutter smaller rooms: Opt for multipurpose furniture, over ornate and heavy pieces. Furniture with lines that is free standing will do the trick. For example, you can take a banquette and place it against the wall. Cover this with patterned linen, and toss some bright pillows on top of it to add a dash of color.
Natural wood: Natural, hardwood furniture is reappearing in furniture design market. Organic furniture made from recycled Hessian wine and timber is quite popular amongst designers. Furniture pieces which evoke the feeling of nature, or chair legs that resemble tree branches, seem to be the current trend. Even the “fake wood” look is making a comeback.
Add some color: Choose furniture paints in fresh and bright colors such as green, purple, and pink. You can also choose to paint the furniture in your favorite hue. Adding colorful Asian pottery is another great idea which can add a splash of color to your living room.
Turn it on with light: Add a mixture of overhead modular lights and floor lamps. In a large living space, add a big lamp that is marble-based. Moroccan lights with colored glasses are another jazzy option. Hanging lights at different levels can add a touch of elegance to your living room.
Rugs: A rug can add definition to your living space. You can invest in a colorful piece, and place it in the center of the room, so that it becomes the center of attraction. Then keep the rest of the area serene and simple. Choose upholstery and curtain linens in neutral or toned-down shades. To complement the rug, add an antique piece or pillows with ornate designs and bright colors.
Add your personal touch: Don’t forget to add personal details to your living room. These could be little trinkets you collected while vacationing, photographs, artwork, even your book collection can be displayed. By including such items, you will personalize your living room.
By rearranging your furniture in a meaningful way, you will create a space that is warm and inviting.