12 Living Rooms That Won’t Fail To Impress
As the first area that greets you when you come home, and where you’d probably spend most of the time winding down, the living room deserves nothing but the best. Whether it’s just a small area to spend hours on end binge watching television, or a multi-functional space to host large groups of friends, there are numerous ways to cosy up a living room. We’ve gathered the best ideas from living rooms of different sizes, each with their own unique style!
For smaller homes
1. When picking a décor scheme for small living rooms, don’t shy away from dark wall colours. Surround it with white walls, and the effect can be amazingly stylish without causing the area to feel oppressive.
Interior designer: UNO Interior
2. Go with a “less is more” approach for small spaces. Do away with unnecessary decorative and bulky storage compartments, and fill the space with clean-lined furniture in light browns and greys.
Interior designer: KDOT Associates
3. Just look at how cosy a living room can be without a television set! If you enjoy entertaining at home, arrange the seating pieces to face each other in such a way that encourages conversation and makes it easier for groups to engage in party games.
Interior designer: The Local INN.terior
4. Ceiling-mounted shelves provide extra storage without taking up additional floor space, making it ideal for narrow spaces. Using it to display a collection of memorabilia also add a personal and effortless touch to the home.
Interior designer: Juz Interior
5. Few things can imbue a home with a restful warmth better than wood. And when used well in the living room, it can create a calm space that’ll extend a pleasant welcome each time you return.
Interior designer: Icon Interior Design
For mid-size homes
6. Highlight natural textures from wood, hide, and wicker against a glossy contemporary backdrop for a modern rustic space that oozes with style. Layer the look with indoor plants, throws, and coffee table books to soften its look.
Interior designer: Dan's Workshop
7. A refined luxury is achieved with plush classic seating, chandelier, and gold accents in this open-plan living area. It lures you in to sink in, relax, and leave your troubles at the door.
Interior designer: Fifth Avenue Interior
8. Empty spaces speak volumes in a minimalist home. Free of visual noise, this living room is allowed to “breathe”, enabling it to evoke a serene and tranquil atmosphere. Having the concrete feature wall to visually anchor the space also prevents it from looking too stark or cold.
Interior designer: Ace Space Design
For bigger homes
9. If you yearn for a larger living room, bring the kitchen walls down and go for an open-concept common area. To achieve a more unified look, ensure that the furniture styles and colour scheme don’t clash too much.
Interior designer: Edge Interior
10. Sprawling rooms don’t need a lot of items to look lived in. In fact, filling it up with too many small items can make it look cluttered. Anchor the space with a handful of statement pieces instead, and do them justice by keeping everything else simple.
Interior designer: Flipside Design
11. This home’s monochromatic contemporary theme highlights the common area’s volume elegantly, especially with sleek furniture choices. Adding visual layers, such as with a textural rug and statement art piece, also helps to cosy up this large area.
Interior designer: Corazon Interior
12. Keep things zen at home with light wood, white walls, and plenty of open spaces. Having white built-in storage compartments that recede into the walls also enables the living room to be free of physical and visual clutter.
Interior designer: Ascenders Design Studio
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