Designing a living room no longer has to be drab and neutral. These days, the more personal the living room decor is, the better it looks as it reflects our personality. The world of interior decor has evolved quite a lot in the past few years and a lot of encouragement is given to offbeat and experimentational decor ideas. There are no boundaries, limits or restrictions of any kind which makes choosing living room furniture design all the more fun. Here are some elements for your living room which are a must have and can be experimented with.
Rugs and carpets
Area rugs and carpets are making a comeback and more and more people are opting to have one in their living rooms and bedrooms. With a variety of rugs available in the market, you can choose one that fits right in with the rest of your upholstery. You can even choose a brightly colored rug and make it the focal point of your space. Adding a rug or a carpet adds a lot of dimension and depth while engaging the sense of touch and bringing more comfort.
Seated shoe racks
An essential in a living room that people often tend to forget is a shoe rack with seat. A shoe rack can be designed to have more storage space within its seat where the seat can either be pulled out or the top can come off. It can have a minimalist design or be made larger and plush in order to add more comfort. Having a custom made shoe rack at the end of the living room can help make the transition from the entrance to the rest of the house more seamless.
Coffee tables are essential items in living rooms and can be experimented with in more ways than one. Depending on the use and the rest of the furniture, coffee tables can be either custom designed or bought pre-made. You can add drawers as storage spaces or even leave them sleek and minimalistic. Using a combination of different materials such as glass, metal, wood, stone and even foam to create differently shaped coffee tables is another way to get creative and try something new as coffee tables are the most versatile pieces of furniture.
The lighting that you choose to go with in your living room can make or break the entire look of the room. Carefully choosing the right lighting fixture or element, its placement, the level of brightness and even the color of the light are all important factors when it comes to designing your living room. You can experiment with different lighting such as pendant lights, indirect LEDS, wall mounted fixtures, etc to make your living room stand out. Another way you can make the light work for you is by highlighting the wall paint with the use of light. A pro tip is to have enough natural light while supplementing that with lighting fixtures for the best results.
Having curtains in your living room gives you some much needed privacy, shade and also helps to manage the temperature of the room. Experiment with various textures and fabrics when it comes to curtains and pick ones that are easy to maintain. You can also layer curtains of different fabrics and control how much natural light you want flowing in through the windows.
These elements are usually present in most houses, so to make your living room stand apart, these can be tweaked to your tastes and preferences while keeping them in sync with the rest of the house. The look and feel of your house can be elevated by adding your personal touch to the decor that you choose.