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Living room — Living room interior design.
Living room or lounge room (front room) is the largest in a house. Here we spend the most time and accept friend and guests, and exactly for the interior of this room the greatest money are spent, including furniture, draperies and carpets, without mentioning the other devices in form TVs, video- and audio-centres and so on. That’s why we want nice design of the living room to remain as long as it possible.
Carpets with ornaments, in comparison with single-color carpets, are less subject to damage if something is spilt on them. Although, carpets of very dark shades are difficult to keep clean as well as bright ones. Carpet for a living room may be handmade.
Curtains, draperies give a great opportunity to change room aura. In the day time they may be moved aside or lifted and hardly play any role in general interior – and in the evening they may become the entire stream of color or ornamental wall that will completely change color palette.
Window blinds are also useful – they will shut window look from the living room and at the same time they will let daylight in the room in the extant so that the furniture covering does not fade.
The basic interior feature for a living room is a couch, model and color of which shall be selected depending on style. Having a habit to recline, You may choose reclining arm-chair and a couch with armrests. Covering of the seating furniture may be done both of fabric and of leather, with stuffing of natural (horse hair, down feather, latex) or synthetic materials (foam and polyurethane). Group of seating furniture may be placed, for example, in from of chimney – symbol of family heart. Chimney is also items of décor, both genuine lined with natural stones and just prettily decorative. Around it shall be placed, common for most people, another interior including complex of couch and armchair.
Do not place furniture along the wall line – it is old-fashioned solution. By enough free space try to experiment with furniture variations. Today the version of creation small communication island is of a great popularity and as an addition to all these serves a small table. It is important to select appropriate original design: wood, glass, different constructions, mosaic, marble or granite – choice is great.
Rich elements of the décor become original supports, cabinets, stands and other furniture for facilities and TV. Lots of furniture items in living room, oftener small, are equipped with wheels and rollers. “Mobile” furniture is very fashionable and comfortable as it is easy to move it from place to place. It may be multi-functional sidewalls and shelf stands consisted of several sections; glass-cases, buffets, cupboards, commodes and cabinets for storing souvenirs, dishes and flatware; book cases, wall shelves of various purpose, etc.
What style must be in a living room?
Living room style may be of different types – from classics and up to minimalism notably that in this part of your house can take place the most trailblazing experiments with style combinations. The most popular version is strict classical style in the living room that sets festive, majestic mood in a whole apartment. It suggests natural oak parquet, classical shades: soft blue walls with white profiles never better harmonize with ceiling molding, at the same time without letting massive furniture and heavy draperies on windows suppress general style of the whole interior. Besides this approach to living room stylization may be used another forms that creates holiday atmosphere, sunny summer or cheer carnival.
In some collections adjoin couches in country style, wooden buffets, and tables with forged legs and at the same time some armchair or shelf-stand of the most contemporary configuration. Surely, the important question is the comfort, that’s why furniture shall be quality, furniture amenably takes body form, and originality of its design does not derogate the owner from right to comfort rest. It is optimal choice for a living room. One more sure option – “progressive” stylistics and universality philosophy is embodied in living room design.
Over recent years by design creation complementary contrast of old and new is used. Sometimes general decoration performed in classical style (falling draperies, chairs in retro style, elegant cut-glass chandelier, curtain-rod with molding, decoration of walls with wallpapers of various textures) effectually neighbor to contemporary equipment and electronics. Consequently, classical style and modern comfort cross in one premise. By the way, such approach to decoration of a main living premise may serve as the basic motive for decoration of other rooms in a house or apartment. Scandinavian style will soundly match a small living room.
How to select colors for a living room?
When little sunlight gets in the room, maximum warm colors suit for creation of cozy mood (red, orange, yellow), that create in room high mood. Dark cold colors will lead to the same result by artificial illumination – not too deep, dark colors can create opposite effect crating dark zones. Selection of neutral colors or shades of brown and beige will allow easily where applicable change scheme by the simple change of accessories without wasting money for replacement of fundamental elements for living room. Modern combination is considered to be a set of neutral colors and vivid elements. The brighter color is the less this element must be, for example panel-painting, couch pillows, small carpets in a living room.
Illumination in a living room
Big chandelier on the ceiling provides basic illumination and holiday feeling, and several light fixtures – bra, standing lamps or table lamps – create coziness and comfort in different parts of the living room. Ceiling illumination must create holiday atmosphere in a living room, and various side illuminators give feeling of intimacy and coziness. Occasionally as a main illumination element in a living room may be natural sunlight that penetrate with large windows having semi-transparent draperies. All in all, the popular version as at today are considered to be halogen lamps mounted in different levels of suspended ceiling. In such relaxing atmosphere drywall ceilings play rather secondary role, and mounted illumination brings in the atmosphere some dynamics.
Materials for furniture in a living room
Today range of materials used in production of furniture for living rooms is extremely wide. For manufacture of case furniture for living rooms and other premises is usually used modern CB, MDF boards with reliable cover of natural veneer and polymers - laminated material and melamine. The firmer material is considered to be MDF, besides it is ecologically clean material. Tempered glass is widely used for production of tabletops for decorative and dining tables, doors and glass-window shelves for pieces of art and book-cases as the furniture glass bears not only great weight but also strokes.
The most expensive material for a living room is natural wood (you may oftener see furniture of veneer than of solid wood). Seating furniture cover can be made both of fabrics, natural or synthetic, and of leather. As a cover for seating furniture may be used natural materials: horse hair, down feather, latex – and their synthetic analogues, for example, foam and polyurethane. Today it becomes popular to use metal as furniture material. Of chrome plated steel or mated steel and aluminum may be produced frames of shelf-stands, stands, tables of chair supports.
After all said it should be mentioned that harmony in apartment, living room depend not only on furnishing and perfect interior design, but firstly on the character and individuality of solutions.
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