The living room, unlike any other room in the house, needs to serve everyone perfectly. What do we mean by that, you ask? It means there’s no other room that is being used as diversely as this room. It’s a space you enjoy with all your family member from young to old, and also with your guests and strangers. It’s a room to entertain or to catch up with the family. So, it has to be stylish as well as comfortable. Since we spend most of our time in this space, therefore it’s very important to get it right.
There are many different ways to design a living room. But, if there is one thing that everyone should focus on in this important room, it should be the seating area. We love our guests in Malaysia, but, nowadays, as our homes shrink in size, it’s sometimes very challenging to have them stay overnight. The seating option could be a preferably L-shaped one-piece sofa bed as this type of multi-functional furniture usually is very comfortable as seating arrangement and provide the opportunity to have a more flexible space.
Everyday, more and more people are learning to adapt to minimalism. Our home design is always influenced by our lifestyle, so there’s no surprise that we find minimal designs more appealing. This style allows your home to be clean, uncluttered, and easy to look at. And, more importantly, it lets you focus on elements that are essential. For the past years, “less is more” is the most popular saying in the design world and it seems like it is bound to stay that way for years to come.
The number of square metres you have has no influence on how cosy or practical the room can be. Of course, having a small living room is more challenging than a bigger one, but the space limit can result in a more creative design. There are plenty of small room ideas on homify to inspire you. As we’ve always said, having more space doesn’t mean your design will turn out better that is why it is always a good idea to look for inspiration or ask professionals to help you creating the best living area you can have. For small rooms and in principle, you should avoid wild patterns and strong colours if you want your room to appear larger than it actually is. A great way to create optical illusion is with your furniture choices. Use straight line shapes and try to pick smaller pieces. Adding a darker colour on a wall also creates the illusion of depth in your room. Don't forget to add some creative storage in your living loom to prevent clutter.
A living area needs to display some personal items to represent you and give is the soul this room needs, so consider adding your family photos or your favourite painting to the walls or at shelves. The living area is a good place to showcase your love for collectors’ items, also those original family heirlooms with their authenticity are very well-suited in your living room. You should also consider adding few practical furniture that are also stylish such as lamps or lights and coffee tables, which are great decor items for your living room. Use tall stand-alone lamps to illuminate the dark corners or add drama with some downlights from ceiling.
Living room is where you spend most of your active life and where you entertain your guest. Everyone had different habits and lifestyle. Therefore, a perfect space is defined differently. If you want to create a perfect room for yourself, you should answer a few questions. How do I use this space? How big is my family and how do they use this space? How often i host my friends and relative? What do I like to have or do in this space that I don’t have the opportunity to do in its current state?
By answering to these questions, you can create a list of what to prioritise when designing. Do you need a big couch or rather more space for a dining areal? Maybe a study nook for the kids?
The perfect living room is the one that serves your need just right. So make sure you consider that first.