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.
Even if your living room poses no spatial challenges, the small space tips below can make your dwelling even roomier! One of the oldest tricks in the book: go with a small coffee table. Below we see a square wooden piece in a room designed by John Dransfield and Geoffrey Ross. Notice how the space has an open feel thanks to an absence of large furnishings in the center.
Cleaning your home might be the most difficult task, especially when you have to put up with roommates and it only becomes harder if one of them is as lazy as some of us. But the hardest part of the cleaning process is to get started and get the ball rolling and while many of us are renowned for our lazy escapades and an ability to put of work endless, adapting the same attitude with cleaning your home means piles of dirt and loads of messiness which would eventually force your hand. A few simple and ‘easy to follow’ guidelines though can help you untangle the mess and should get you started on the way to cleanliness that is more or less close to godliness!
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.
Choose elements that are neither harsh nor extreme. If this is going to be the primary space for guests, avoid colors that are too severe or gender specific as these could alienate some of your guests. Primary colors and neutrals are always a safe bet. Lighter, brighter colors work best in when used sparingly.
This pendant lamp is bold, wild, temperamental and exciting. Lampshades with a clipped, scissored aspect have the advantage of filtering the light and creating a sweet shadowplay, in addition to favoring the distribution of some indirect light to the ceiling. Thus, the contrast between the lamp and the surface of the ceiling is diminished. Red and glossy, a funky pendant lamp such as Devil easily finds its place in a modern, retro or punk living room.
The lamp transmits an explosive feeling of energy in motion, reaching towards us from its center. Striking and pure self-generated energy to lighten up and blow away the heaviness of everyday life.”
The way you design your rooms makes the house a dungeon or a comfortable place to live in. Designers Tim Clarke and Tamara Magel share some fantastic ideas to freshen up a small room without forfeiting its style.