Together with the kitchen, the living room is the room of the house in which we invest a greater budget. Avoiding mistakes when decorating is an easy challenge to overcome. Do you accept it? Below are 12 ideas to decorate your living room without making any mistakes.
SOFA WITH CHAISE
When it comes to an XL size model, as in this case, one option is to replace the coffee table with three different sizes. Your advantage: by moving them separately, you can create different corners in the living room without leaving your seat. Sofa and armchair, upholstered by Tapiviesa. Tables, by b.d. Madrid.
WHITE PAINTED SHELVES
Shelves. If you want them to go unnoticed, paint them in the same color as the wall; but if you prefer that they gain prominence, dress them in a contrasting tone. Keep in mind that, being located in the living room, what you display in them will have a great decorative presence.
When the living room is in the center of the house, with doors leading to the rest of the rooms, it inevitably becomes a passage area. A mid-height bookcase with shelves facing the living room can visually create a hallway that enhances privacy in the living room. In this case, 311 Studio designed an L-shaped bookcase that starts from behind the sofa and divides the spaces without stopping the passage of light.
BRICKS IN VIEW
In houses of old construction, the walls were made of brick. Removing the plaster and leaving the original material visible only on one wall of the living room will add a play of textures. On it, you can hang pictures or figures, like these from Fauna Urbana Design.
As its name suggests, the reading corner only occupies a small area in the living room. If you want to give it a more decorative impact, choose furniture in different styles. This industrial pedestal surprises in the company of the classic armchair. In PortobelloStreet.es you will find similar designs.
TRIO OF GLASS BOTTLES
Although its dimensions are large, the table must be clear to avoid that the room looks like a store that offers its articles. The decoration can be limited to elements with little height, but if you include some vertical ones – like this delicate trio of glass bottles linked with a rope – place it in a corner: the play of volumes will be more harmonious.
SOFA MADE IN WORK
The key to not obstructing circulation is to attach the two sofas to the walls. Here, one of them was built-in, with a structure that integrates radiators and soft mats as a seat. Upholstered sofa, by Habitat. Mesa from Little House. The armchair that closes the space is by Tierra Extraña.
ARMCHAIR FOR TWO PEOPLE
This model is slightly wider than a standard armchair. At 110 cm wide, it supports a couple of simultaneous readers without the need to organize a reading corner with more than one seat. If you place two nesting-type auxiliary tables -the models that are stored one below the other-, each reader will have their own nightstand without occupying double space. Armchair, in 110 x 72 x 96 cm.
LIVING ROOM WITH ENAMELED IRON ARMCHAIRS
If you want to define the living area with an armchair, but without losing a sense of depth, look for a design with the backrest of bars. Inga has an enameled iron frame. It measures 98 x 98 x 98 cm and is by Hamilton Conte Paris.
SHELVING COMPOSED OF MODULES
Books, magazines, compact discs … The classroom needs its own storage space. The modules allow storage, but if you also alternate cabinets with doors and shelves, and set them at different heights, you will add dynamism to the wall. In the image, Valje low shelves, in 100 x 30 x 83 cm; Valje combination of white and gray cabinets and shelves with 3 doors; and Norsborg sofa with chaise longue.
DECORATIVE PICTURES ON THE WALL
The decorative possibilities they offer are multiple. A single large-format painting will become the absolute protagonist, especially if the wall is painted in a tone that contrasts with the frame. But a composition like the one in the image, with horizontal and vertical squares, will also transform a bare wall into a charming area. It does not matter what your frames and themes.
Due to their size, these tables are perfect for small rooms. In addition, its circular envelopes facilitate fluid circulation; in 59 x 46 cm and 39 x 40.5 cm.