Most people automatically have the kitchen and bathroom at the top of their list when the time comes to renovate their home. Although both are reasonable choices, their impact on the home’s appeal is not immediately evident compared to the living room.
Your living room is typically the first area guests see when visiting your home. This is the first room that gives you an opportunity to impress them and leave a lasting impression.
If you are thinking of ways to update your living room’s interior design to showcase your personality while injecting elegance and sophistication, here are some tips for you.
Create a Focal Point
Focal points are objects that make a room more interesting. One of the best and most stress-free ways to create visual interest in your living room is to hang an oversized piece of art on one of the walls. Artworks add a sense of chicness to a space. Make sure that the artwork’s coloring and your living room’s color scheme are working harmoniously.
Take, for example, our Code day systems. They allow the TV to blend in with a wall of cabinetry that still allows it to remain an important focal point surrounded by decorations.
Make It Simple
A hallmark of modern interior design is the preference for minimalism. Scale down your living room accessories to the bare minimum. Retain what you love and store the rest. A simplified space allows the pieces you keep to truly shine while tying the room together nicely.
The Quid day system keeps it simple in the living room, keeping everything on one shelf— including the TV. It is perfect for those who love minimalism. After all, not everybody appreciates having a full wall of decorations and appliances. Sometimes, you just need a surface to put things on, and that’s fine.
Let the TV Blend
The television is a staple in most living rooms. However, the style and model of the TV can affect the room’s aesthetics. To let your TV harmoniously exist in the space, you can get a TV model that looks like a painting when it is not in use. You can also camouflage it with a gallery wall around it. You can use family photos or buy prints and frames that you can hang freely.
The right accessories can make a space look more luxurious. You can incorporate candles, bowls, and small sculptures you acquired from your trips to add a bit of your flair into your living room. Remember not to clutter the space!
Break the Monotony
Modern designs appreciate straight lines and reflective surfaces. But it also likes incorporating natural materials and neutral colors. Break the monotony of contemporary design with pieces of furniture featuring whimsical shapes or interesting silhouettes.
Welcome Natural Light
Natural light is modern design’s preferred kind of lighting. This is why most modern homes have big windows to let the natural light into the space. If large windows and natural light is not an option for you, try adding chandeliers with glass or stainless steel. Pendant lights with the same materials are also a great choice. Make sure there is enough ambient light in the room, too.
Keep an Eye on the Room’s Balance
Balance in interior design refers to the sense of visual calmness when you are in the room. It does not necessarily mean that everything needs to be perfectly symmetrical. It is more of all the design elements coming together. You can play with patterns, textiles, shapes, colors, and more. However, they always need to feel like they belong in the space.
Be Mindful of the Room’s Flow
The concept of flow involves the impact of the design on how people move in a space. It also shows the consistency of design throughout your home. In arranging the elements in your living room, take note of how people use the area, how they move in it, and how the room connects to other parts of your home.
Your living room’s interior design is a reflection of your personality. However, since it is the first room people see, it is ideal for making a good and lasting impression. At the end of the day, you get to decide what to put in your home and how you will arrange it. Make sure that you add high-quality, well-designed pieces of furniture to make you happy.
Include a little whimsy and elegance to any room in your home with Poliform furniture. Peruse our catalogue or visit our flagship Vancouver showroom and get inspired to redesign your home today!