The living room is the most important place in a house. Most of your activities at home are gathered in the living room. Therefore, when decorating the house, designing a comfortable and warm living room is an extremely important task. Here are some details to pay attention to when designing a living room:
1. Measure the room.
Before introducing partitions, please consider the size of the room and buy the part that suits your space.
If your space is small, be careful not to flood the entire room with the seating area. For large open floor plans, you can use cross-sections to separate the living room area. Professionals can help you draw the space and choose the size that fits the room. If you choose DIY design, put newspaper or kraft paper where you need to split. Then measure the ratio with a tape measure. Generally speaking, you need at least 36 inches to move. If possible, strive for larger goals, such as 42 inches or 48 inches of space around the section.
Maintain 18 to 24 inches of space between the front of each seat and the footrest or coffee table. If possible, leave space on each side of the sofa for a small coffee table.
2. Consider the material.
If your family has young children or pets, avoid choosing white or other light-colored sofas that show stains and fur, and look for sofas that can be easily checked to remove stains.
If your room has a relaxing theme, look for it in the deep area with lounge chairs. The leather part can add luster to the family room. For a modern living room, choose bright lines and cool or sleek tones.
Other functions of the room should also be considered. If you want to display bookshelves, family portraits or antique vases, please look for the part that suits the style of the room.
In a small space, please stay away from dark or bold patterns over-filled, bulky objects. Instead, use neutral colors. If you want to make the decoration more lively, you can add embellishment items such as pillows and carpets with bold colors or patterns.
3. Research process.
Consider the appearance of the room from the entrance. If you arrange the opening of the sofa to the entrance of the room, this area will be very popular with guests. For the living space where the back of the sofa faces the entrance, try placing a narrow table on the back of the section. Put a small lamp, book or decoration on the table to make the view more attractive. If this part has a backrest, make sure there is still room to move around the furniture when using the furniture.
4. Avoid walls.
If possible, do not lean furniture against the wall. “Ideally, the sofa should be placed in the middle of the room or area to create a comfortable meeting place.
Don’t touch the walls, but try to use them to align the furniture. You can place the U-shaped section to match the three walls of a large living area. The L-shaped furniture can work normally near the corner of the small family room.
5. Add appropriate furniture.
How to arrange the cross section with other furniture depends on the shape of the cross section.
For the U-shaped section, please try to prepare a square or round coffee table in front of the main sofa. Add two chairs to face the cross section; if the room is large, add a double seat.
If the part has a recliner, you can add a rectangular coffee table in front of the main part of the sofa. Then put a chair opposite the recliner.
If you need extra blankets or a place for play, please use a soft stool with a storage box inside. If there are a large number of people in the room, the footstool can be used for other seats. It can also be used as a place where several people sit in the area and can stand up. If you change your resting place, put a large and stable tray on the footstool for drinks and snacks.
6. Pay attention to the finishing touch.
In addition to providing seats for the crowd, make sure that everyone can put drinks or small plates. The table next to the sofa is very useful, and the lamp on the table can fix the space.
Some parts can be easily split and rearranged. When holding large gatherings, consider moving them to create areas where you can gather. This will provide guests with an opportunity for group communication.
To increase warmth, put soft fur on the end of the sofa, or roll them up and stack them in a nearby basket. Put photos of family members or pets on the coffee table, and put a vase of flowers on the coffee table. Put down a rug and arrange part of it to cover the rug to keep the space neat and orderly and keep it open and warm.