Choosing a living room interior
The living room is a place where friends and relatives gather, where the family spends joint evenings, where many people always gather. This place should be perfect and match the stated functionality. Living room design plays an important role in every home. During the repair it is worth paying special attention to this..
The living room is rightfully considered the hallmark of every home.
To make a high-quality, comfortable and beautiful design, you need to approach the matter based on a specific system. It will help you determine what requests a room should meet, what features to have, and much more..
Living room decoration depends on the size of the room and personal preferences.
To build a system, you need to highlight several design factors, then isolate the possible options, and based on the results obtained, act.
|Square||Living room in a country house;
In new panel houses.
|Functionality||Combined with a study;
From the nursery;
With a kitchen;
Living room in a studio apartment.
Artificial brick and stone;
Now you need to choose the option that suits your tastes and consider it in detail.
For the interior of the living room, the area is important. It determines what color scheme to choose, furniture, style, what functionality the room will have. Skillful use of materials and design options allows you to transform a living room of any area, and profitably use its positive aspects.
To decorate a small living room, it is better to choose light colors that visually expand the space.
Living room in a country house
This is the best option for both the hostess and the designer. Most living rooms in country houses have a large area, and here you can let your imagination run wild. Another plus of this option is high ceilings, which allow you to choose any design method for this zone..
The mood and character of the interior depends on the choice of colors.
In this case, any living room design will do. The main thing is that it looks harmonious and creates a complete picture..
Living room in Khrushchev
We have some limitations here. Most of the Khrushchevs have a small area, low ceilings and a standard room configuration. In this case, there are two options for interior decoration:
- skillful use of the available space.
In the first case, it is necessary to think over all the details of the redevelopment so that it does not damage other zones. Often, redevelopment is carried out by combining a living room with a kitchen, forming a studio; or with a corridor, increasing the living room area.
The interior of a beautiful and comfortable living room in Khrushchev
Important! Redevelopment must be legalized by filling out the appropriate papers.
If it is not possible to add additional meters, methods of visually increasing the space are used.
The use of the available area is reduced to the use of light colors in the design, the absence of bulky decorations and weighting styles.
Opportunities for new panel houses
Apartments in panel houses give more possibilities for decoration than standard Khrushchev houses.
The living room can be decorated in a single style or combine several directions in one interior
The majority of such apartments have a large area and high ceilings, which makes it possible to choose any design for a living room..
Sometimes the living room is not only a place for friends or family gatherings. This area has to be combined with an office, kitchen or bedroom. In order for it to perform its functions correctly, it is necessary to adhere to some design rules..
Comfortable place for evening gatherings with the family
When the living room is a study
It is not permissible to allocate a separate room for a study in every apartment. In the bedroom, psychologists do not advise arranging a work area, as this has a bad effect on sleep productivity. In such a situation, you have to equip a study in the living room..
Stylish living room with workplace by the window
Since this room is still a living room, only part of the room will have to be allocated to the work space. Decide which part is best for this purpose. Pay attention to the location:
- heating appliances.
Set up your work area in a well-lit area with multiple power outlets. Choose an area where you will be most comfortable working. But make sure that the workspace does not become the center of the room, and does not take all the attention..
The design of a living room in an apartment where there are children can be aimed at arranging a comfortable area for children’s games.
You can separate the children’s area from the adult using a rack with open shelves
In this case, it is necessary to think carefully about the storage systems for children’s toys. A bay window will be a convenient addition. Then you can equip it for children: carry out a warm floor, cover the place with a soft rug, arrange tables and chairs. The rest of the living room will become a reception area.
We decorate the dining area
In modern interior ideas, the living room is often combined with the kitchen. In this case, part of the living room is used for the dining area..
Dining area decoration in a classic style
This area should be close to the kitchen to accommodate a dining table and chairs. It is better to place it near the window. This will make her the most comfortable and enjoyable..
Another option is to place the table in the center of the room. However, it can be implemented in exceptional cases, when the room is very large and is designed for frequent reception of a large number of guests..
Successful living room layout with a spacious dining table
Still, it is better to define the main space as a recreation area, and arrange the dining room aside..
Living room in a studio apartment
In this situation, we have only one room, which combines the functionality of all the necessary areas of the apartment (with the exception of the bathroom). Here you need to think about the correct location of all parts..
Snow-white interior of a studio apartment in a Scandinavian style
Advice! Divide zones in a one-room studio with furniture or color accents.
Allocate an area in the apartment for:
The photo shows an example of highlighting the living room area using 3D panels.
The bar counter will help to separate the kitchen from the rest of the room. The bed will hide the wardrobe. Place the working area in the corner or by the window. Set up the center of the room as a seating area: place a small sofa, a coffee table and a TV here.
Modern style directions
Be sure to choose a specific stylistic trend. This will create a modern living room design. A room without a certain style cannot be called fashionable. If you want a good design – choose the right and modern style.
Regardless of the chosen style, the interior of the living room should be practical and attractive.
This style is the most common in modern design. Great for the fast pace of city life, when there should be nothing unnecessary at home that can be annoying or confusing.
In minimalism, light and space, the texture of materials and the geometry of forms are important.
Minimalism preaches the cult of cleanliness. This is expressed in monochrome colors, the absence of unnecessary furniture and decorations, the correct geometric features of the general zoning of space..
This style is suitable for both small and spacious living rooms. To equip the living room interior in minimalism, choose spacious cabinets of the correct geometric shape, a large sofa (it is better to place it in the center of the room), a simple and concise work table, a computer chair and several harmoniously fitting wall shelves. There is nothing superfluous here that could clutter up the space..
The loft can be called a technical style. Its history goes back to the 50s of America, when small entrepreneurs sold technical premises in the city center and left the city due to higher prices. These buildings were bought by wealthy people for various parties. Bare brick or plastered walls, beams on the ceiling, technical lighting devices remained in the same state – practically nothing has changed in the building. This appearance of the room attracted the beau monde and soon became a separate style..
The loft is characterized by an imitation of roughly finished surfaces – open brick and gray concrete
To some extent, the loft is uncomfortable and uncomfortable. However, a certain circle of connoisseurs finds its charms in it..
The interior of the high-tech living room resembles a painting and a futuristic film. The focus here is on modern technology. The living room is as automated as possible: pull-out walls on the control panel, multifunctional furniture, many different useful equipment. Much attention is paid to lighting: you will find lamps of an unusual shape, lighting in the ceiling and floor furniture, hidden lighting systems.
In high-tech, there is always a minimum of decor and a maximum of functionality.
Its useful to note! High-tech light only cold spectrum.
The color palette is expressed mainly in cold tones. The most common colors are white, black, gray, dark brown. Most surfaces are glossy, have a metallic sheen.
This style is the obvious opposite of the previous one. If in the first case the emphasis is on modern technologies, then Provence is a return to the past. Here you will find old things, sideboards with sets, many cupboards and nightstands. But Provence isn’t just rustic old style. This is a combination of luxury and antiquity. The interior of the living room in the Provas style resembles a royal apartment..
Provence resembles a classic, but differs from it in provincial charm and simpler decorations
This destination is suitable for lovers of quiet, calm evenings. It will provide an opportunity to create a soft and cozy atmosphere. Much attention is paid to furniture and textiles. Large soft sofas and armchairs covered with an abundance of pillows. Long draped curtains and soft carpets on the floor. Provence is the embodiment of comfort, warmth and luxury.
This direction is perfect for a living room in a private house. Its highlight is the fireplace. A functioning wood-burning fireplace can be made mainly in your own house, rather than in an apartment..
Scandinavian style is a combination of functional minimalism with the traditions of a Swedish house
Scandinavian style is a combination of different ideas. On the one hand, it is austere and cold, on the other, soft, warm and cozy. It combines modern ideas with innovations and old ethnic motives. There are notes of eco-orientation, so here you can find green blotches and corresponding motives..
The main colors are white, blue, gray and brown. They are perfectly combined with each other, creating a harmonious and interesting design..
Suitable for a spacious living room with large windows. It originates in Greece, therefore, it has corresponding antique motives. Then he migrated to the southern coast of France, where he acquired his tenderness and lightness. Thus, it contains simplicity and lightness along with grace and luxury..
Mediterranean interior will fill the room with warmth and comfort
A feature of the style is the nautical theme, therefore, appropriate decorations are often found here. Textiles or striped walls are also a distinctive feature of the Mediterranean trend.
The ease of style is emphasized by simple wicker furniture, spacious rooms, light chiffon curtains.
Materials for finishing the base
To make a good living room design, you need to decide on the materials with which to cover the ceiling, floor and walls. Their choice, first of all, dictates the style. Your preferences also play a role, as the style can take several variations..
When choosing finishing materials, the help of specialists will not be at all superfluous.
The modern interior departs from the usual wallpaper. The most common wall design method is painting. Most modern styles will only accept solid colored walls. If you don’t like monochrome, pick up a painting. It can be created using paints and brushes, spray paint or stencils..
Solid walls will be the perfect backdrop for interesting decorative elements.
Even though the wallpaper is gone, it is still in use. The new species create a beautiful imitation of paint or can offer interesting design options. Forget only about flowers and an abundance of ornaments, otherwise you can safely trust the wallpaper.
Paint and wallpaper will still work for many styles. Decorative or natural plaster comes into play.
An excellent modern solution would be a stretch ceiling. At the moment, manufacturers can offer a large selection of PVC films of different colors and shades, with all kinds of designs and effects..
The height of the ceiling is decisive when choosing a finishing option.
Multilevel ceilings also remain popular. They allow you to create an interesting design for the living room, hide communications and conduct spot lighting. But this option is only suitable for a room with high ceilings..
The best option for the floor
The most common options for flooring in the living room are linoleum and laminate. These materials, with the addition of natural wood shavings, have proven themselves well during operation, and also have an excellent appearance in the color of natural wood..
For flooring, it is better to use materials that are resistant to external influences.
For some styles, tiles will work. In this case, choose larger tiles. Marble also looks great, no joints are visible on it, since the slabs are quite large, and also strikes with a luxurious shine. But this option has a very high price..
Having considered the fundamental design factors of the living room and choosing the right scheme of actions, you will be able to create a dream room that all guests will be delighted with..
Video review of the walk-through living room before and after renovation
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