Styling your living room can be one of the most frustrating parts of a project. You want your room to be cosy and warm, yet modern life means it should be practical and functional:
Your overall style might dictate what you will and won't add. However, any style comes with living room furniture, lighting, and accessories to add the features you require.
Deciding upon a style is essential before you begin your redecorating efforts. Popular types include beach, modern, contemporary, modern and rustic. But with so many to choose from, how do you know what you want? Your living room furniture has a significant impact on what looks best. For example, a traditional family home will look great with a modern style. However, you can style a room individually, like using a coastal for your bathroom. Since you will spend a lot of time in your living room, a cosy and comfortable style might be more appropriate.
A room with fewer things keeps it looking uncluttered and comfortable. And you can hide items you're not using in drawers or cabinets. During the colder months, extra blankets and pillows will help a room feel cosy. And you can increase the feeling of space with less furniture. However, this could make your living room feel less comfortable. A few items placed on modern sideboards, end tables and coffee tables can add more appeal. Additionally, arranging the furniture can help, like putting a reading chair next to a window or a heat source.
As your family gets bigger or you acquire more stuff, it can feel like your home isn't big enough, and your living room might feel like it's cluttered. Modern storage options help you hide away extra items and help with your home office. Because of Covid-19 and home working, you might need to expand your living room ideas to be more functional with a desk, chair and office cabinet. Fortunately, you can choose from many office styles that match your living room. Or you risk your living space feeling cold and practical rather than cosy and warm.
Getting the lighting of your home right can be a challenge. You can spend a lot of time and money experimenting with bulbs, dimmers, lampshades and even rewiring your home. But you don't need to. Further to a functional living room, you can install amazing smart bulbs. You can control these with apps over Wi-Fi and Bluetooth or with a voice-controlled AI assistant like Siri. Additionally, most smart LEDs allow you to make lighting profiles for easy switching. So, you can balance all the lights in a room for a romantic layered look at the touch of a button.
Retro and contemporary elements combine to make some of the best modern living room ideas. Drinks, trolleys, side tables, and display cabinets blend into your living room, adding a touch of sophistication and function. Water and mountain paintings are popular items for living rooms. They're inspiring and calm. Having earthy and watery artwork in your house will help you feel closer to nature, helping you to feel warm and safe. After two years of pandemic restrictions and a global lockdown, uplifting touches of nature might be just what you need.
Comfort and practicality should come before the style of your living room. At Furniture in Fashion, we offer stunning, matching sets of sofas, tables and units in popular designs.