Your living room will exude a distinctive and very individual feel when furnished appropriately to take advantage of the unique interior architecture and colours of the walls. You should pay particular attention to your lounge, which is the most important room of your home because it serves both as a focal point for family activity and for receiving guests. Hence your living room furniture should be selected with an eye to aesthetic, comfort and utility considerations.
Best bet for Family and Pets
The living room serves as a hive of activity for your family where you can spend quality time together. A young family should be surrounded with sturdy furniture that can withstand the boisterous treatment of small children. Pets, especially dogs, require furniture that is both functional and easy to maintain. This rules out ornamental pieces that are delicate or expensive. Similarly, there should be limited use of accessories such as rugs and decorative lighting. These may be quickly damaged and are essentially difficult and expensive to replace.
Enhancing the Décor
Common furniture pieces that will improve your living area are couches, coffee tables and recliners. Your preferred furniture should complement your drapes and your wall hangings. If you mix and match modern items with classic designs be sure to consider whether they go together in terms of the overall appearance of your living room. You don’t want a room that seems disjointed and cluttered with no apparent theme and lack of attention to how different items are structured. Poorly chosen furniture will result in a room that looks decidedly unappealing, lacking in homeliness or comfort.
Contemporary themes for the living room
As designers resort to innovative creations that are imaginative and artistic, the appeal of classic furniture has given way to contemporary fashion.
You can now elegantly and stylishly decorate your living room with modular sofas, abstract light sources and pedestal tables. You can experiment with curvilinear shapes and new synthetic materials like vinyl. Tubular metals and a monochromatic understated colour scheme give modern living rooms a very 21st century edge that is in tandem with the technological advances of this millennium. Instead of the square or rectangular configurations that are a staple of classic designs, contemporary furniture make use of kidney shapes, oblongs, ellipses and S’s that distort the sharp corners of walls and offer an illusion of fluidity. Usually coloured grey or black, contemporary items flaunt style but remain attractive to the new generation of homes and families.
Items to accentuate the room
Often, accent chairs are excellent to furnish bare spots in your living room. They come in all sorts of shapes and can be dainty or daring depending on your preference. When appropriately chosen, accent chairs can add a lovely ambience to your living space. Wicker chairs are no longer a tropical domain and a well-placed chair beautifully complements the rest of your furnishing.
When you tastefully choose your living room furniture, your surroundings will be captivating and interesting. And you’ll be enamoured by your own sense of style!