If your seating faces the TV set, try placing it to the left or right of the room’s focal point. A chair can always be swiveled to better align with the television when it’s time to watch your favorite show.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.