We relax, we work, we watch TV and we receive friends. The living room is the living room par excellence, enough to make you want to develop as a pro, regardless of its size and constraints … Apartment, studio, house, micro-living room or living room XXL? We take stock of the essential rules to successfully develop the show!
Start with the sofa
If you had to designate a centerpiece in the living room, it would be him, without hesitation. To arrange well its living room, it is thus to begin by determining the position of the sofa and what it faces: TV, chimney, window?
Contrary to popular belief, the sofa is not necessarily stuck to a wall. On the contrary, even, it can be used to structure the space, to separate the rooms and to delimit the areas between living-room, dining room, corridor or even night space in a studio. In any case, to properly organize a lounge, we always favor the sofa, even limiting the number of furniture around.
The layout is adapted to its use
In a living room, there is usually the sofa and the coffee table. For the rest, everything is possible! Some articulate all around the TV, others around the fireplace, others still need a work space or a play area for children. In other words, to properly develop a living room , we define the spaces to predict according to his lifestyle.
The question to ask yourself: what do we do in the living room? Those who like to receive will need extra seating and a sofa bed, or a bar or a dresser on hand. Those who work there will need a small office near an electrical outlet with a light source and a chair. If children play in the living room, a storage for toys is ideal … and with toddlers, carpets and clear spaces are required!
Boost the brightness
If there is a room in which brightness is essential, it is the living room, which should enjoy the light of day for as long as possible and compensate for its disappearance in the evening. We did not find more sad than a badly lit room! With exception, we place the sofa near a well-oriented window to enjoy its brightness.
We have a good decorative ceiling lamp or a design floor lamp to brighten up the evening, supplemented by extra lights to warm the mood, and warm light bulbs rather than white. The room lacks light? We choose light colors on the walls, we space the furniture and we think of the mirrors! They enlarge the space and reflect the light, enough to give a good boost to a living room too dark.
Choose the soil well
Since by definition, the living room is a place to live, it is better to avoid white carpet or fragile floors for an optimized layout . Tiling is generally preferred in warm areas, parquet for the cocooning atmosphere. Note that PVC floors today offer beautiful imitations at low prices, with different thermal or acoustic qualities as a bonus.
In any case, we choose a washable and resistant to intensive passage … avoiding too light shades that get dirty faster, especially with children, and too marked trends that can age badly. In use, it is easier to change carpets than a complete floor!
Do not neglect the atmosphere
A well-appointed living room , it is also a living room in which to live … Clear, a cozy atmosphere that resembles its inhabitants, and which passes by all the small accessories rather than by the big furniture. Great readers swear by books in the living room, lovers of cocooning by plaids and cushions, fans of vintage by the mottled furniture, etc.
We summarize you? Adapt the layout and decor to your tastes to draw a place that resembles you, playing on colors, paintings, cushions, curtains or extra lamps, for example. A few travel souvenirs, potted plants, two or three photos and the living room comes alive!