Of course, the first thing we will need to decide on is a theme and there are certainly plenty of these to consider! When it comes to planning the design of our living room we can stick to classic and traditional styles or we may opt for something that is little more contemporary. If we do decide to bring things up to date with our choice of look, then Minimalism is always a safe bet.
You can even accentuate the need for tradition with the help of strategically placed rustic items that look aged but keep the overall look contemporary and clutter-free. Personalize your living room with creative and artistic accents that give that feeling of tranquility and comfortable relaxation for you, your family and your guests.
You can also add to the traditional lure by choosing different bold hues for your living room walls. But when you do that, make sure the colors stand well with your taste and that of the visitors too.
Another key element is life and lots of it. Add a couple of house plants here and there to liven up your living space, and flowers to bring you joy. While fresh cut flowers can make a beautiful arrangement, planted flowers or bonsais are a gift that will keep on giving possibly even year round. However, if indoor flora will induce an allergy attack for you or someone in your family, fake it with synthetic plants and floral prints.
Another vital key in the successful design of a living room is the use of natural materials. Wood, stone and bamboo will all provide us with beautiful surfaces to look at and these will also lend a genuinely warm and welcoming feel to our room. Employing natural materials such as these in our home will make it instantly appealing. And the best news of all is that these materials can be used in all manner of different areas within a living room for example; wooden wall units, bamboo book cases and natural stone floor tiles.
This year it is all about creating a new mixture of styles with the help of modern contrasting flooring, geometric area rugs or well placed light sources. Blinds, vertical or horizontal, will add a contemporary feel of industrial space to the comfortable living room. Quality furnishings and decorative elements can be combined to create an inviting living room interior design. Restored antique furniture items find their place in the trends of 2011, together with bold colour blends.