In most Spanish houses, the living room is the largest room and, according to a survey carried out by Ikea, it is the one that we attach the most importance to. They point to three reasons: “the high level of use and activities that we develop in it, the importance it has for all members of the family and because the stay is visible to all the guests”.
UPHOLSTERY IN LIGHT TONES
The upholstery in light tones is easy to update with cushions and plaids, but… if you have fallen in love with a design in intense color, bet on it! Get inspired by this atmosphere: the sofa becomes the king of the living room with cushions that enhance it, the neutral armchair nuances its strength, and the carpet, unifies tones.
Simplify the color scheme with a soft range, like the one in this living room in gray, for a relaxed atmosphere. You only need subtle contrasts to energize the deco. Milan Sofa, by Designers Guild, in Usera Users. Armchair, by BoConcept. Morganite rug, by Jennifer Manners. Peignoir paint, by Farrow & Ball.
DISTRIBUTION OF FURNITURE
Always take into account the proportion of the windows and the location of these and of the radiators; Only then will you get it right and get more out of the living room. Three successes, in this case, the distribution of the seats in parallel makes the circulation fluid, the coffee tables allow a flexible distribution with its easy transfer and arrangement, and the high sideboard, which adjusts like a glove to the free space between the windows. . Charley sofa, armchair, pouf, coffee tables, sideboard, and rug.
TWO OR MORE
Circular coffee tables, also those with organic shapes, without edges, make circulation more fluid in the living area and, if two or more are combined, they can be arranged together or separately, in front of the sofa or to one side, to adapt the room to the number of people and activity that takes place. Pilea table set, Glenn sofa, Mauricette armchair, and Greeny rug. Everything from Maisons du Monde.
If you have to reupholster the armchair or sofa, take the opportunity to change its look with a different upholstery than the one they had and it will seem that you are opening a living room. An expert resource, with immediate renewing effect: combining two fabrics to make the design more attractive and unique.
This series of maxi drawers provides greater storage capacity in the living room if its interior is divided to organize it well. In addition, it is an alternative to the option of taking advantage of the entire height of the wall; It is current and does not saturate, because it leaves the front free to personalize it with pictures and photos. From Ikea: composition consisting of three pieces of furniture, 1.20 x 0.40 x 0.38 m, an armchair, and a carpet.
They are a key element in the decoration of the living room that raises many doubts. What to do with them? How to dress the windows? A solution that the interior design studio Deleite Design points out: “adding a few drops with a fabric with presence will make the room gain in height and make the windows appear larger. It is advisable to install them covering about 10 cm of glass and that they extend along the adjoining wall about 50 cm”. From Jane Churchill, in Gastón and Daniela: Japanese Collette print, Sassino silk on the sofa and Batali floral wallpaper.
Eliminating the coffee table in mini rooms is an option, although the diversity of designs and sizes allows a solution to be found for each space. Here the Rodan table by Pinch was chosen. Emerson Sofa, from Sofa.com. Norfolk Striped Blind, by Ian Mankin, in Gancedo. Carpet, by Linie Design.
THE IDEAL COUPLE
The infallible formula to create a serene living area: sofa and armchair share a design and their upholstery is neutral. If you fear white or beige, gray maybe your color. Choose cushions with subtle contrasts and renew the atmosphere with walls in a trendy tone. How long have you not looked at the color cards? They always bring news! The deco brooch here: the contemporary design floor lamps and the deep pile rug. Landskrona sofa and armchair, cushion covers, floor lamp, and rug.
WITH MORE CHARM
If you only consider the sideboard as a storage unit, you are limiting its deco possibilities. Create on it a still life that combines pieces of different heights and volumes, add plants and flowers in one or more vases, and you will see how it gives that touch of warmth and good taste to the room.
The rectilinear design of the table, with an ultra-bright green marble top, similar to the Lithos model, by Maxalto, defines the contemporary style of this room. Tracing the base of your decoration with the choice of a table, a sofa, and a lamp with much in common – they share clean lines and black – is revealed as a successful starting point. The touch of sophistication: the originality of stone effect wallpaper.
This series of maxi drawers provides greater storage capacity in the living room if its interior is divided to organize it well. In addition, it is an alternative to the option of taking advantage of the entire height of the wall; It is current and does not saturate, because it leaves the front free to personalize it with pictures and photos.
LIGHTING IS NOT LIGHTING
Designing a lighting project for the living room is essential to make it more welcoming and raise its decorative level; improvising can ruin the decor of a room. As a general rule of thumb, lighting should be versatile to suit the activity and time of day. Combining general, spot, and ambient lighting allows you to increase, reduce or complement the light intensity if necessary.