Decorate your living room without making mistakes

Decorate your living room without making mistakes

Two needs meet in the room: aesthetic - it is the meeting place when we invite our friends home - and functional, since it is the meeting point of the whole family. Its decoration, therefore, must harmonize Design and warehouse space. The first step is to observe each fixed element: doors, windows and chimneys are enhanced if they are framed with a bookcase, while a less attractive radiator can be camouflaged between low shelves.

Analyze the points of light and assess whether your current location fits the distribution you plan. For example: the antenna input is where you want to place the TV or on another wall? The area where you would like to place a floor lamp or a table model, has a plug nearby? In your future reading corner there are a couple of extra shots so you can recharge your mobile and tablet while reading without going to the other side of the house? Perhaps it is more worth doing a remodeling of the electrical installation than giving up the ideal distribution. Although the investment is high, it includes surplus plugs; technology is advancing so fast that new products will emerge soon, of course, that will become essential!

Regarding furniture, analyze the needs you have and the space available. A sofa bed It may be a good option if you frequently invite a family member who lives outside of your city. If you overflow the console games with their corresponding controls, maybe you would be interested a coffee table that incorporates drawers. Or choose a design with two envelopes, if you like to have the magazine numbers at hand to leaf through them. And, if you have an inherited piece, include it: the rooms with stories to tell have an added interest.

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When it comes to an XL size model, as in this case, one option is to replace the coffee table with three of different size. Your advantage: by moving them separately, you can create different corners in the room without getting up from the seat. Sofa and armchair, upholstered by Tapiviesa. Tables, from b.d. Madrid.

White painted shelves

Shelves. If you want them to go unnoticed, paint them in the same color of the wall; but if you prefer to gain prominence, review them in a contrasting tone. Keep in mind that, being located in the living room, what you exhibit in them will have a great decorative presence. From Affari: scooter, chess figures; baskets (€ 65/3) and stools.

Half-height bookcase

When the living room is in the center of the house, with doors leading to the rest of the rooms, it inevitably becomes a passageway. A half-height bookcase with shelves facing the living room can visually create a corridor that enhances intimacy in the living room. In this case, 311 Studio designed an L-shaped bookcase that starts from behind the sofa and divides the spaces without slowing down the passage of light.

Bricks in sight

In the houses of old construction, the walls were made of brick. Remove the plaster and leave the original material visible only on a wall in the room will add a set of textures. On it you can hang pictures or figures, like these of Fauna Urbana Design.

Classic armchair

As the name implies, the reading corner only occupies a small plot in the living room. If you want to give it more decorative impact, choose furniture of different styles. This industrial nightstand surprises in the company of the classic armchair. In PortobelloStreet.es you will find similar designs.

Trio of glass bottles

Although its dimensions are wide, the table should be cleared to prevent the living room from looking like a store that offers its items. The decoration can be limited to elements with low height, but if you include any vertical - such as this delicate trio of glass bottles linked with a rope - place it in a corner: the volume set will be more harmonious.

Sofa made on site

The key to not hinder the circulation is to attach the two sofas to the walls. Here, one of them was made of work, with a structure that integrates the radiators and soft mattresses as a seat. Upholstered sofa, by Habitat. Mesa, from Little House. The armchair that closes
The space is from Strange Earth.

Armchair for two people

This model is slightly wider than a standard armchair. With 110 cm wide, it admits a couple of simultaneous readers without the need to organize a reading corner with more than one seat. If you place two auxiliary tables type nest -the models that are stored one below the other-, each reader will have its bedside table without occupying twice the space. Armchair, in 110 x 72 x 96 cm (€ 239 in Car Möbel).

Lounge with enameled iron armchairs

If you want to delimit the living area with an armchair, but without losing a sense of depth, look for a design with the back of bars. Inga has an enameled iron structure. It measures 98 x 98 x 98 cm and is from Hamilton Conte Paris.

Shelving composed of modules

Books, magazines, CDs ... The room needs its own storage space. The modules allow storage, but if you also alternate cabinets with doors and shelves, and the steps at different heights, you will add dynamism to the wall. In the image, low shelves Valje, in 100 x 30 x 83 cm (€ 99 each); Valje combination of cabinets and shelves in white and gray with 3 doors (€ 190); and Norsborg sofa with chaise longue (€ 649). Everything from Ikea.

Decorative paintings on the wall

The decorative possibilities they offer are multiple. A single large format painting will become an absolute protagonist, especially
If the wall is painted in a tone that contrasts with the frame. But a composition like the one in the image, with horizontal and vertical pictures, will also transform a bare wall into a charming area. No matter what your frames and themes.

Side tables

Because of their size, these tables are perfect for small rooms. In addition, its circular envelopes facilitate fluid circulation; in 60 x 50 cm
and 40 x 43 cm (€ 269 / set). From Bloomingville.