Since the living room is where family members come together to enjoy each other’s company at the end of a long day, where guests are invited and where shared activities take place, the interior décor has to be just right here. It’s not just a matter of personal preferences as the living room design has to focus on much more than that.
It’s important for a living room to be inviting and in order to reach that goal you should focus on comfort. The furniture you pick has to be practical and comfortable so pay attention to scale, material, texture, color and everything else before you choose a piece.
It’s usually safe to opt for a neutral color palette. That’s because the living room is a space both you, your family members and your guests have to enjoy. Not everyone likes the same shades so it’s safe to stick with neutrals and to avoid radical shades like neons or really bright tones.
A balanced décor is always comfortable and inviting. This includes a lot of elements and features such as the color of the walls, the type of flooring, the furniture and its size, shape and material, the presence or absence of an area rug or carpet, the type of lighting fixture, etc.
Large windows make a living room seem more spacious and airy. They let natural light in which is important during the day and they offer panoramic views which can be admired any time. But large windows are rarely appealing without curtains so add this element to the list as well.
An ideal living room has enough storage without seeming cramped, comfortable furniture everyone enjoys, eye-catching accessories and focal points such as fireplaces or artwork and just the right amount of natural and artificial light. These elements can be adapted various situations.
And different styles come with their own characteristics. For example, a rustic living room includes a lot of wood while a modern or a contemporary one is really simple and bright. Find your own style and let the living room be a reflection of that.