When considering a living room design or over all theme for your living room, one of the most ideal choices is to have a more casual and laid back feel.
Keep in mind that your living room should be designed the way you will be using it. After all, it is one of the most frequently used rooms in the house.
Whatever you have planned for your living room design, your foremost consideration should be to create a relaxing air where you and your family or friends can lounge, rest, read, watch movies and do other things in a comfortable manner together.
Here are some things to consider in giving your living room a casual yet classy appeal through living room design:
Plush furniture for your living room design
To create a casual atmosphere and have a welcoming feel to your living room, plush furniture can be very inviting for guests and family to lounge in.
Stiff furniture gives no comfort and will only make you sore when you sit in them for too long. These types of furniture and chairs are the ones used at school rooms and waiting areas.
When it comes to modern fashion interior, most of the people are following the latest trends. Here are several ideas from popular designers, praised as the best for their innovative home décor and design.
Marie Turner is a designer that specializes into the Continental style and she worked for the famous auction house Christies, where she was trained to recognize the best for the modern home.
When you are decorating and renovating your home interior, there is always an issue with choosing the right colors. The experts’ advice, when it comes to this decision and the professionals are advising you to think about the mood you would want to create.
Any color brings a specific mood and this is something very important. Most of the colorful decors are called too bright and bold, but the right combination of the colors can actually transform your space into an oasis of colors.
The designers often enhance the sunlight in the rooms by using warm and pale colors. The right combination is to use ivory, bisque, shell pink and mushroom.
In case you want your room with playful and fun mood, select colors such as blush pink, icy blue and oyster. The provocative look is achievable with colors like antique gold, brick and Pompeian red. Lately even the bedrooms are in a different color palette than the usual neutral one.
For creating a seductive look in your bedroom, go for smooth colors such as smoky charcoal, pewter and mauve. For decorating the living room, use calming neutral colors and combine them with darker tones so to achieve contrast.
A good looking, well chosen display cabinet is not only a place to put stuff, but it is also a design accent that can greatly enhance the charm of a room. When choosing a glass cabinet, keep the following in mind:
- What is the size of the room and its dimensions? And what is the area in which you want the cabinet to be placed? The size of the cabinet should be proportionate to those requirements. If it id too large, it will look out of place; if too small, it will look insignificant. And remember, a cabinet made entirely of glass will appear larger and give the illusion of space, whereas a wooden one with glass inserts will appear less so.
- Do you require a cabinet for storage or display? If it is storage that you require, make sure that the cabinet you buy has drawers and some wooden cabinet doors. The ones that you require for display can have glass frontage.
- What is it you want to display in the display cabinet? If it is items like crystal wear, there should be adequate and focused lighting. If it is books you should be sure that the shelves or racks are strong and sturdy enough to bear the weight.
When it comes to purity in shape and forms, there is one name in the world design, which anyone knows – Alfredo Häberli.
The Swiss designer is eminent for its unusual home décor collections and furniture, which are praised as significant for the futuristic concept of the contemporary interior. His latest collection for the Italian manufacturer Alias is already a hit.
The Gaffa collection represents super clean armchairs made with an idea for the modern interior. The designer has success to create an unusual shaped chair, which to cover fully the idea of purity and clean silhouettes.
Floating homes are the dream of the 21 century design and architecture. Building a floating home and equipping it with solar panels and sustainable green devices – this is what the designers call “a home of the future”.
Recently there are many projects, but one of them grabbed the attention with its unusual ideas and superior design. The project of RAFAA Architecture & Design is already an award winner, but what really matters is that it represents the perfect floating home, which was ever created.
The name of this futuristic floating home is the “Last Resort”. This is very suitable, since the home is equipped to survive even the end of the world.
Built with two floors, the home is entirely moved by mechanical devices and its building material is sustainable. The house that looks more like a spaceship is offering the maximum in functional options, as the energy is only green.
The second floor of it offers living space, kitchen bathroom and bedroom, as they are divided by screens. In the next few years, the “Last Resort” will be released as a mass production. So far, its creators are trying to improve their project with more green ideas.
Aside from focusing on the interiors of your home, it is also an important factor that you consider your garden and the right outdoor garden decor that goes with it.
A garden offers tranquility to your home in such a way that it does not just look like a huge slab of cement stuck in the middle of the street.
Aside from just having plants and all sorts of flora, it is also best to consider your outdoor garden decor. They give accent and style to your garden.
There are many outdoor garden decors that are available for all sorts of garden themes. It is important that your outdoor garden decor goes well with your plants and desired theme.
Remember that your garden is where you usually hold parties with your friends and associates since it offers a lot of open space.
It takes a lot of time to design your garden[garden designs] the way you want it to look. You would have to consider the different plants you would like to put.
Positioning these plants and where to put flowers would also have to play a role in your design. It will take a lot of patience to do this since waiting for plants to grow does not happen overnight.
When Mike & Maaike are creating something, the world of design knows it is going to be something successful and artistic. Their latest collection for Council can be described exactly like this.
The name of the collection is Swarm and presents the perfect room dividers. Swarm is a flexible space divider, which is made to open the space in a stylish way.
The name of the collections is actually a scientific word for an aggregation of animals and organisms, which are cruising in same direction. The room divider of this creative studio does exactly that.
The Swarm collection comes in different colors and it is the perfect self-standing furniture for your interior.
The intimacy feeling is even stronger with Swarm. The creative designers are going to launch this space divider as a part of their futuristic home interior collection.
Another bonus of getting Swarm is the geometrical feeling it possesses. The odd shapes are just another reason to make your interior interesting and artistic.
When starting a home interior lighting project, whether to update your home’s look or before you build your new home, it would help to research first before purchasing or making any lighting designs.
Choosing the wrong home interior lighting[lighting techniques] can be expensive, and that can be avoided by being well-informed.
Most common types of home interior lighting
1. Accent lighting – used to highlight a focal point in the room such as furniture or paintings; used to create a mood, or set a tone in the room.
2. Task lighting – Refers to lighting in a particular direction as it is used for certain tasks, such as sewing, cooking, reading, and many more.
3. Ambient lighting – uses indirect light to provide overall lighting and illumination in a certain area to allow you to move and walk about.
Home interior lighting plays an important role in beautifying your home. Here is a short guide for the different rooms in your home:
1. Living room
When choosing the home interior lighting for your living room, take into consideration the following matters: the style of the entire room; the mood you are looking for; furniture or paintings you may want to highlight; how the spaces are used; and any sitting and walking patterns of your living room.
Katrin Greiling is one of those designers with an absolute unique point of view, when it comes to furniture and art. The Scandinavian designer is popular for her unusual furniture.
Last time she amazed us with her sofa Bedouin, which was totally inspired by the nomadic life style. Now the designer presented her latest furniture “Hat-Hat”. The creation was part of the Wallpaper exhibition “Handmade”, which was placed in Milan.
The new furniture can be used for sleeping and sitting, but its key word remains one- simplicity.
The “Hat” resembles a rolled carpet or tent, but you can use it very well as a bed or a chair. The unusual design is more than simple and is totally devoted to the nomadic life style.
The designer herself is claiming that the only idea she had, while creating the “Hat-Hat” is going back to basics. The furniture is now praised as a representative of new, simple and modern interior.