This is the space where you create family memories, entertain friends, or settle on the couch after a long day. It’s the living room, of course! This area should be a combination of style and comfort. Ensure that you create a welcoming living room design with some of our tips regarding style, inspiration, and function. All of these elements help to curate the right atmosphere for all of your needs!
As you start on the journey of transforming your living room design, you may be in the market for some new furniture. Our tip is to grab your tape measurement, a pen, and some paper and record your room measurements before setting out to shop. The couch tends to be the largest piece in your living room. Therefore, it is good to note that it needs to be proportionate to the space. A large sofa in a small space can make the room feel crowded whereas a small sofa may appear lost in a big room. The measurements will help make this process easy! Once you find the perfect couch, consider adding some additional seating. Two extra chairs can create the perfect conversation area when you gather with friends and family.
Area rugs are a great addition. They can easily transform your living room from bare to warm and cozy. Rugs also help with noise reduction and make the whole living room effortlessly come together. When you are selecting a rug size, a rule of thumb is to choose a rug that will at least rest on the front section of each piece of furniture. The next consideration you must make is the type of rug material. While woven rugs are beautiful, we recommend picking a softer, more plush rug if you have a family home and friends who opt to sit on the floor.
Your living room is used by everyone in your home, making it a multi-functional space. As a result, there should be a variety of lighting so it can adjust, depending on the purpose. If you wish to brighten up darker areas of your space, opt for recessed lighting. It is an excellent choice for bringing vibrant light to every inch of the room. You may choose to go down the path of ceiling fans. If you enjoy the additional breeze, but also want additional light, you can select one that has lighting as well. You can even pick out lighting that suits certain areas of your living room. A table lamp or floor lamp is ideal for that soft evening light. Meanwhile, sconces are great for illuminating walls or artwork.
Adding window treatments to your living room design may feel a little daunting because there are several features to consider. Do you want to bring height to your room and frame your beautiful view outside? Go with draperies! You can even layer draperies with other shades to create a warm and cozy vibe while showcasing your style.
Identifying which window covering solutions you need for your space is also important. If you have windows that receive natural sunlight all day, they will need different light control than those that only receive indirect light.
If your living room also acts as a media room, you may find yourself eager to relax on the couch during a cold winter day and turn on a great movie or television show. The sunlight may be flooding your space preventing you from entering full relaxation mode. We recommend dual shades. You’ll be able to enjoy filtered light with a view but can drop the secondary blackout shade into place once the opening credits start.
Transform Your Living Room Design
Are you ready to take the step towards transforming your living room? Our team at Integrated Windows is prepared to help create a home that is not only cozy, but beautiful with the best window treatments. Contact us today to schedule a FREE consultation!