Throughout the years, the living room has transformed from a formal 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 purpose of your living room depends greatly on the size of your home. In larger houses, a living room may still be dedicated 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.
Speaking of unsightly items, nothing conceals them quite like a screen. The decorative screens in the room below add an artistic element to the space.
The divider doesn’t even have to be a sofa! A pair of chairs gets the job done, as shown by the gray and black chairs that separate living room and dining room below.
What if the color of the walls set the stage for a room change? In the next image, a wallpaper pattern sparsely introduced in the living room completely covers the walls of the dining room in an interior designed by Celerie Kemble and Anna Burke.
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.
It’s hard having friends over and not being able to have them sit at the table. That’s because you can’t afford a big table. But that can be solved, if you “relocate” your balcony and turn it into a dining area. Smart eh?
If you are living in a shared house with your friends, assign specific tasks to each member of the home as this helps in avoiding unwanted hassle and tussles during cleaning. Assign everyone a task that they are more or less comfortable with. You can switch chores with your friends once in a while, if you start feeling bored with your regular task.
“Publish” the schedule and hang it up on the fridge or at a visible place in the kitchen so that every roommate has complete idea and cannot pretend that they were not aware of it! You cannot foresee every problem associated with a specific task and hence a bit of flexibility is advised as well. Tackle problems as they crop up and ensure that you take all your roommates into confidence before chalking up a schedule. There are a few people who genuine enjoy cleaning and if you are one of those, then the whole process should be definitely a lot easier for you!
Starting with the graphic wallpaper patterns at an affordable price Ferm Living transformed from a graphic design agency to a company that designs and sells lifestyle products when the owner Trine Andersen re-decorated her own home. You can read about the clairvoyant-inspired beginning of the company on their “about us” page.
Even if you’re not looking to conceal the TV in any way, sometimes less emphasis can be placed on the television by strategically avoiding making it the focal point of the room. In the space below, designed and built by Epic Development, the sofa faces the fireplace. A TV on the side wall goes largely unnoticed.