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.
There isn’t any doubt about the fact that the old world living rooms ooze ultimate charm. Traditional stuff bring in a classic touch to your home’s interiors. Try bringing back the traditional sofas made out of teak, walnut or mahogany, and you will know what it means to recline in those royal seats.
Designed by Ross Lovegrove, it is similar to a mobile crafted from sleek and shiny metal pieces. The lamps are encased in the sleek aluminum rock-shaped elements that are stylized dew drops suspended in mid-air under an upside down pond lily leaf. The shape of this unique lighting artwork can be interpreted in many ways. It is mostly decorative, since its light emission is not direct, but purely ambiental, reflected on the large aluminum disk.
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.
Be sure to add in plenty of bright, friendly colors but do so in moderation. Touches of daisy yellow, turquoise blue or vibrant fuchsia can transform a drab space into your new favorite place. Add these colors in the form of woven pillows, draperies, decorative dishes and candle holders. However, even the color out with plenty of earth tones and finish off with accents of wood. Rustic wooden photo frames and coffee tables will help complete your indoor garden feel.
Sometimes the answer is as simple as relying on the furniture you already own. In the next image, a sofa distinguishes a living room from a bar area in a chic family home.
Don’t forget that clear furnishings create the illusion of space. The living room below is obviously not a small interior, but a glass coffee table enhances the open feel created by floor-to-ceiling windows.
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.”
A small living room can be expanded by taking one of the walls down. Get rid of the wall separating your living room and the kitchen, or your living room and the hall way. But remember, safety comes first. You can always resort to losing a wall to maximise your living space, as long as it won’t harm the structural resistance of the building.
Everyone wishes to display inspired, decorative and welcoming objects in their carefully planned living room. In our modern age, lamps have overcome their purely practical and technical purpose and can help us achieve just this. They are visually and effectively a significant part of our everyday life and the design of our home.