This year it is all about creating a new mixture of styles with the help of modern contrasting flooring, geometric area rugs or well placed light sources. Blinds, vertical or horizontal, will add a contemporary feel of industrial space to the comfortable living room. Quality furnishings and decorative elements can be combined to create an inviting living room interior design. Restored antique furniture items find their place in the trends of 2011, together with bold colour blends.
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.
There’s no beating around the bush: hiding a living room television can be tricky, even if it’s a slender flat-screen! Do you need to cover it completely? Then again, watching TV is a totally acceptable pastime, so why hide it? The degree of disguise is up to you, but if you’re looking to conceal your television in any way, here are a few helpful ideas Going with a custom solution can be very classy. In the room below, an all-white picture lifts to reveal the television.
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.
Spring is in full bloom and as we inch deeper into the season, and closer to summer, people are looking for more reasons to spend their time outdoors. Indeed, the warmth of the sunshine, lush greenery and colorful palette of the outside world is difficult to ignore. Unfortunately we can’t be outside all of the time, but here are a few simple methods to bring the best elements of the outdoors in.
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 small spaces and wide open spaces alike, delineating room from room is another design challenge that can’t be ignored! How do you divide your space with style? If built-ins are an option, why not use the fireplace as a functional screen? Below we see a Brio Clear Red tile fireplace from Modwalls.
Another helpful hint: use side tables as coffee tables. They can easily be moved to open up the space when it’s time to entertain.
Would you want your car parked right inside your home? For many, it could appear bizarre. But there are a few who think otherwise. There are indeed many who cannot bear even the thought of leaving their beautiful beasts out while they sleep inside in luxury. Let’s look at how the décor of your home would change if you decide to park your car right inside your living room.
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!