The living room can often be a difficult place to design, as there are so many different styles and features you can get and sticking to a specific theme can often seem a challenge. There’s always one thing in everyone’s minds when it comes to designing your living room and that’s making sure that a cosy, welcoming atmosphere is captured and you have the perfect space for you and your family to enjoy. Here are a few features that all living rooms should have to ensure they feel cosy, inviting and relaxing.
The Right Colour Palette
Your living room can often reflect the rest of your homes décor, for example you may be working with a country house theme, modern styles or maybe a traditional approach, and how you design your living room often carries this style on. Choosing a colour palette that works for your home is key. You want to create a space that is warm and welcoming, as well as bold and stylish. Sticking with a specific colour palette will make your life much easier, especially when it comes to adding furniture and accessories.
Many homes today have a show-home effect, which can often eliminate that cosy, homely feel. There are many furniture pieces that look more like a they were made to just look at and not use. Investing in some comfortable, stylish furniture pieces will add character to your home as well as create a really relaxing space for you and your family to enjoy. By introducing items such as a large, cosy sofa, a stylish bookcase and even a useful coffee table will emphasise the character in the room but also help you to enjoy your living room and make the most out of the space you have.
Inject Modern Features
There’s something exciting about the prospect of a log burning stove. The smell of burning wood flowing throughout your house and the warm, cosy atmosphere that is instantly created in your living areas really make your home that little more inviting. Log burning stoves are rapidly becoming a must have in many homes today, adding considerable value to your home, as well as a burst of character. You then have a stylish, modern feature like the sliding door. Sliding doors have also become very popular and in demand over the last few years, with many homes opening up their living spaces and getting the most out of the space provided. Sliding doors are perfect for opening your living room up into your dining room, creating an open-plan feel, yet easily closed so you can shut off the rooms and create cosier, intimate atmospheres when wanted. Sliding doors work really well at also allowing natural light to travel through the home, adding a brighter feel. With so many different sliding door styles to choose from, as well as a whole selection of sliding door handles, you can rest assured to find the perfect style for your home.
Personality and Character
Each home has a different style and feel. Everybody is different, therefore the way you decorate your home is personal to you. You can really have fun with introducing some personality and character to your interiors, especially through features such as artwork, family photographs and even accessories. Whether you’re into art or you’re not, a bold painting can really lift a rooms atmosphere and add to the character. This will also highlight your personal style, showing what kind of style interests you. Family photographs are ideal for adding a homely touch to your interiors, showing who lives there and that your home is a happy, welcoming place.