Next, select furniture that is cozy enough for an afternoon nap, but aesthetic enough for hosting company. Be sure there is plenty of seating and, if possible, organize all furniture so those seated in the living room will have a clear view of each other plus the entertainment center – if one exists.
Throughout the years, the living room has changed from a ceremonial parlor-esque space designed for entertaining guests to a cozy and relaxing everyday place for friends and family to kick back in front of the television or share stories about their day. Today, the aim of your living room depends considerably on the size of your home. In greater houses, a living room may still be committed only to hosting company, but in most cases a living room may fulfill multiple functions – from a home theater or makeshift office to a party space for your children’s sleepovers.
Lastly, for a fine addition to your design, consider adding bookshelves – built in options or standalone bookcases provide a great opportunity for displaying everything from your favorite classics to family photos or small décor pieces. Use ornamental baskets plus boxes as storage for children’s plaything, remote controls or other items that may be littered about the space. For spaces that serve multiple roles, you should always be prepared with an adaptable design.
When you have a room in your home that has many aims, choosing décor can seem a complex task to tackle. If you are in this situation, you will need to make a design that is as flexible plus versatile as the room itself. For example, select furniture that doubles as storage and a media center that can easily be closed to hide bulky or unattractive electronics such as game consoles.
Select components that are neither harsh nor extreme. If this is going to be the prime space for guests, avoid colors that are too severe or gender specific as these could alienate some of your guests. Primary colors plus neutrals are always a safe bet. Lighter, brighter colors work best in when used sparingly.