February 4, 2020

Tips To Create A Charming Living Room Space

In most homes, the living room is a frequently used room where the whole family gathers for entertainment, conversations and some old fashioned quality time. It is also the room where you host guests. In order to make your living room inviting and comfortable, you need to figure out what works the best.




How to create a Minimal yet Comfortable Living Space?
Creating a comfortable living space is best left to individual preferences. However, there are certain aspects that can help ensure that you make the best use of the available space for added charm and comfort.

Make Room for Traffic Flow
While looking at different ways to create a warm and comfy living room, you need to keep an eye out for the traffic flow. Many people make the mistake of not creating clear walkways, which ultimately leads to plenty of furniture bumping. Experts advise leaving at least three feet of free space in high-traffic areas for smooth traffic flow.

Create a Focal Point
If your living room is lacking a focal point, it is a good idea to create one. In most homes, the television unit is placed in the living room and the furniture is often placed in a U-shape around it. Now, this does not necessarily mean you have to have a TV in your living room. It is your choice. Instead, you can pick something else for your focal point, like a fireplace, a window with a view or even a piece of art.




Finding the Perfect Sofa
There are plenty of different sofas available in the market today. You need to choose one that fits the décor. Before going sofa shopping, you need to look at the current space available in the living room. You can even take measurements to avoid buying a sofa that is too big or too small. Once you have decided on the space that is available, you need to narrow down on your preferred sofa.

Single Sofa: The single sofa is very popular and is present in most homes these days. One large single sofa can help fill up space in your living room and still leave room behind for end tables and a coffee table. It works best for rectangular or square-shaped living rooms.

Sectional Sofa: The sectional sofa is often preferred by people who have large families. It is actually made up of two couches that can be pushed together to create an L shape. The sectional sofa comes in different lengths, angles and reclining options as well.

Love Seat: In case your living room is on the smaller side, a love seat is perfect. It doesn’t take up too much space and still offers you comfortable seating.

Furniture Layout: The way your furniture is laid out in your living room also determines how the conversation will flow in the living room. In order to allow all of your guests to interact better, you can try placing chairs in groups of two or place an accent chair next to the sofa. This creates an inviting and friendly space that is perfect for some lovely conversations among family and friends. If you are finding it difficult to settle on a suitable layout for your living room, here are a few sample layouts to get you started.





Layout 1 - Bookshelf Focus (Apt for Book Lovers)
In this layout, the main sofa is placed pointing towards the focal point, which in this case is a bookshelf. The layout also includes two additional accent chairs that are paired with a coffee table and two end tables in the middle, to create a U-shaped area. If the room is lacking in light, you can place tables at each end for additional lighting. In case your living room has two doorways on opposite sides, you can place the sofa against the wall and push the coffee table and chairs to meet it. This will create ample space for a free walkthrough between the focal point and the coffee table.

Layout 2 - Fireplace Focus (Apt for Large Living Rooms)
This layout is perfect for a large living room. It allows you to seat more people as you can place two sofas facing one another with a coffee table in the middle. In order to get the U-shaped layout, you can add accent chairs that face the focal point, which may be a fireplace, the Television or a wall that holds both. You can place additional table lamps next to the chairs for adding light to the living room.

Layout 3 - Cozy and Comfortable (Apt for Sectional Sofa Placements)
This layout is different from the above two layouts since it involves the use of a sectional sofa. Sectional sofas are popular among families as it offers plenty of comfortable seating. According to the experts at Modern Digs, an accent rug beneath the furniture will also help unite the different pieces of furniture and create a great looking living room.  The chaise portion of the sectional sofa along with an accent chair creates the U-shaped conversational area, giving your living room character.




Some tips to Maximize a Smaller Living Room
If your living room is small, you can still maximize the area by using tricks used by top interior designers. The first thing you need to do is scale down your furniture. So rather than getting a sofa, pick out a loveseat. This will make the room look bigger yet offer comfortable seating at the same time.

You can also find storage benches that offer seating along with additional storage space underneath. These can be useful in storing away magazines or anything else that you want to stay out of sight. Some layered drapery in rich colors will create a comfortable space that looks inviting. Experts also advise adding some well-placed unique items to reflect your personality. These pieces also help pull the entire living room look together.




Small touches you can add to the Living Room
No matter the room size, you can create a living room space with meaningful layers and warmth full of life. An ‘extra touch’ is all that you need to get it right up there. Here are some tips that can help.

Stylish Area Rugs: A bright area rug can be an apt choice for renters who do not have the liberty to paint the walls in the colors of their choice. The area rug needs to be large enough to reach beneath the front feet of surrounding furniture without overtaking the whole room. However, it is a good idea to decide the size beforehand.

Drapery: Blinds, drapes, and curtains can offer a lot of warmth apart from being apt choices for a little privacy.

Add Layers: For those spaces with minimalistic architectural indulgence, adding layers like combining leather sofas with wooden coffee tables can work wonders. You can also try different chair shapes for a collective feel.

Accent Pillows: You can add some accent pillows or decorative pillows in the color scheme you have chosen to add some vibrancy to the room.

Your living area showcases your personality and style. Just ensure that it vibes well to make it cozy and comfortable for you and your guests. The above-given tips can help you get there!



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