Living rooms are one of the most versatile rooms in the home. In fact, there are a number of ways that you can transform your living room into a swanky lounge, a productivity center or the perfect retreat. Whether you are pressed for space in your home or just want to have room that’s as unique as you are, these three living room design ideas are sure to get your decorating juices flowing.
Living Room Design Idea #1: The Lounge
Inspiring wall art, punchy colours, fun accessories and cushy seating; these are the essentials of creating the perfect lounge space.
To pull off this look, pick one or two accessories as your main focus. A great piece of wall art hung above the fire place or sofa works great as a focal point. But, you can also create interest with free-standing sculptural pieces, flowers and plants and even a unique piece of furniture.
When going for the swank lounge look, chrome and glass are your best bet. They coordinate well with other furniture and accessories and allow you the most versatility when it comes to switching up your look from time to time.
Choose a theme for your lounge inspired living room by varying up your wall art, paint selection, throw pillows and rugs. Do you want your lounge to invoke feelings off a far off place, a more retro feel or sleek and modern? It’s up to you!
Living Room Design Idea #2: The Work Station
Creating a work station in your living room is a great solution for couples or families who need multiple places to get projects done. Sometimes simply having one home office just isn’t enough.
To create a work station in your living room, begin by de-cluttering your space. A space that is clean and organized will help you to function more efficiently. You don’t need a ton of space in your living room to create your work station. In fact, a corner, wall, or even an unused storage closet can be converted into a work station in your living room.
Install shelving or a bookcase for vertical storage and to minimize floor space. Select a compact, ergonomic office chair that will support good posture and form when typing that can be easily tucked under your desk when not in use. Consider installing additional shelving above your work station as well to keep items that you use regularly within reach and off of the top of your desk
Living Room Design Idea #3: Meditation Room
Transforming your living room into a meditation lounge can be a great way to let your mind wander and allow yourself to unwind after a long day at work. To make this look work for you, choose neutral, soothing colours to create a sense of peace and harmony.
Furniture and accessories made of natural materials such as wood, leather and cotton help provide a sense of nature, even if you live in the big city. Accessories such as candles, items that have sentimental value and canvas and oil paintings can help create warmth in your meditation room.
Consider a water feature such as a fountain or even a fish tank to create a soothing atmosphere and balance the energy in your room. Bring the outside in with a few plants and remember to keep the room minimal and light with plenty of comfortable seating.