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.
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.
You can throw in knick knacks made of silver, brass or wrought iron on the shelves and on window sills. Plus, wooden side tables as well as opulently done coffee tables would look nice. Remember, we once had those tables and sofas that rested on carved and bent legs? Try and bring in some extra bit of old world back to your living room, if you can.
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.
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.
Cushion backed sofas are a big hit this season and, unsurprisingly, they feature heavily in the new designs for the L shaped sofa this season. These are great sofas for those who want to curl up in style.
Today we feature a wide variety of living room images as sources of inspiration. Not only are these pics a great way to get innovative design ideas for your own home, they shed light on some tricky layout dilemmas: how to seat guests, how to divide the room from the other areas of the house, where to hide the TV and how to maximize space. Take a look and see what inspires you!
Decorating ideas come in many forms, but the things you need to remember when renovating your living room are the bold colours, sophisticated patterns and the mixture between old and new.