If you are thinking about renovating your living room, we can help you get inspired with these living room styles for 2011. Whether you want to renovate or make some small adjustments, this year you can play with colours and shapes like never before!
Inject some British Olympic honor in to your home with Sir Steve Redgrave and Matthew Pinsent inspired sofa and trunk! The Redgrave sofa is a classic chesterfield style, covered in vintage Olympic inspired moleskin fabric, complete with antique oak feet and castors and two scatter cushions. The Pinsent trunk is covered in a vintage Olympic poster print moleskin fabric with leather trim and metal latches.
A few rugs in different patterns and shades can really do the trick. In addition, they serve as chic space dividers. This is a great example of creativity, a blend of formal and casual items would do the purpose fairly well; get jumbo sized decorative articles, big flower vases, sculptures or even large lampshades if you want to make a style statement.
Be sure to add in plenty of bright, friendly colors but do so in moderation. Touches of daisy yellow, turquoise blue or vibrant fuchsia can transform a drab space into your new favorite place. Add these colors in the form of woven pillows, draperies, decorative dishes and candle holders. However, even the color out with plenty of earth tones and finish off with accents of wood. Rustic wooden photo frames and coffee tables will help complete your indoor garden feel.
A bookshelf can look cluttered. If you don’t need to access its contents on a regular basis, hang a large piece of art from the shelves, as shown in the next space designed by John Dransfield and Geoffrey Ross. Not only is this technique a great way to maximize limited wall space, it stylishly hides the shelf’s contents. In fact, try placing paperwork or other unsightly items behind the canvas!
Designed by Louise Campbell for lighting company Louis Poulsen, the Collage pendant lamp is feminine by definition. The light source itself is concealed and shines diffusely through 3 layers made from laser cut acrylic layers. The vine and strand shaped cutouts make up an elegant and highly decorative pattern and filter a diffuse glow through and also allow for indirect light on the ceiling. It is a beautiful and versatile lamp, whether pink and trendy in the hotlips version, funky in the juicy orange version, ethereal and minimal in snow white, fresh and vivid in lemon yellow or timelessly elegant in the smoke-tinted version.
In recent years the traditional sofa design has undergone somewhat of a revolution. Designers are now seeing the humble sofa as something more than a comfy place to sit on an evening, or as a statement piece to show off in your home. It is now being classed, by some, as a work of art, whilst also being practical and comfy to sit on, as a sofa should be.
Next, select furniture that is comfortable enough for an afternoon nap, but elegant enough for hosting company. Be sure there is plenty of seating and, if possible, arrange all furniture so those seated in the living room will have a clear view of each other and the entertainment center if one exists.