This season the L shaped sofa has undergone a change which makes it far easier to move around. That’s right, the L sofa comes in blocks, which not only makes it easier to move around but also means you can have it in any shape you like, moving it around until you find your comfy spot!
Why not combine the modular coffee table idea with see-through style? Try grouping four clear side tables to create a large coffee table that can store a variety of items, as shown in the room below, designed by Estee Stanley. When company arrives, move the tables to the side if necessary.
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.
The diffuse light is partly filtered through the epoxy lacquered metal frame whose shape reminds of stars. This decorative frame, in spite of being made of metal, seems delicate, airy and origami-like. It is available in glossy black, white, red or chartreuse green. This lamp is suitable to be hung as a cluster, at varying heights, in one larger and one smaller version in the same color or 2 different colors according to your design scheme, and makes a lovely and original impression.
Designers are also having a bit of fun with the L shaped sofa with some new innovations coming through. One particularly innovative design is shaped a bit like a ‘flump’ marshmallow and is made using a hard foam used for the seat and soft foam for the back. This design not only looks great and is super comfy, it also adds a lift to any living room, bringing a contemporary feel to the room. So, next time you are looking for a new sofa for your home, why not take a look at the many L shaped sofa designs out there and add that little extra something to your living room.
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.
For hose who do not like having those flashy colors, light hued silk and velvet drapes are available in stores. Imagine transforming your living room into a comfy little den complete with furniture that sports motifs and scroll work. And, a quick work at polishing them would do wonders.
Designed in 1968 by Roberto Menghi, these sleek and shiny globe lamps come in large and medium sizes and in different attractive metallic colors. This makes them suited as single and cluster arrangements. A shiny red globe over the coffee table for a trendy look or, huge silver globes hung at the same height for a sci-fi effect or a few smaller gold globes, falling at different heights toward your glamorous furniture arrangement the possibilities are numerous.
Whether you’re looking for a way to give your rooms more privacy or a fun way to decorate your windows, window film can do the trick. You can choose from many designs out there: stained glass window film, frosted window film, solar window film, heat rejection films, all kinds of geometric window film and even protective glass window film for shatterproof windows.
One of my personal favorites, the pendant lamp Dandelion was designed by Richard Hutten, in 2004. Its technical details read as intricate design of laser-cut steel with white powder coat finish, but the result is endless, ethereal and feminine poetry. As weightless as the flower it received its name from, Dandelion pendant lamp filters the light through the pure and geometric ‘petal’ elements and provides direct and ambient illumination for a optimal effect. At first sight, it may be somewhat pretentious, but it can work wonders in the right color scheme. What its designers say about this lamp: “True to its name, Dandelion was initially inspired by the plant the creates the famous and poetic ‘dandelion snow’ of fuzzy, cotton-like seeds when a gush of wind blows on it.