A house, just like a website, is always ‘under construction’. It is never really finished. No matter how many years we live in that home, we always do something with it, we modify it, upgrade it, decorate and re-decorate it, we always change its appearance and parts of its functionality.
The living room is just one of the rooms in the house that is always under careful scrutiny and in major renovations almost every couple of years. Sometimes we only add a couple of furniture pieces to it, but other times we really re-style it and change its look entirely. Maybe you had a rustic style living room and now you’re interested in changing its appearance to contemporary. Or maybe you had a classic style and got bored of it, and decided to turn it into a gorgeous Victorian style. The possibilities are endless here.
So here are a few living room design ideas to get you started if your fingers are itching to do something about the boring and bland looks of your room.
Classic design is what most homes have. It is in everyone’s comfort zone until people want to break free. Generally this style has warm textures and offer a cozy, relaxed and comfortable atmosphere. The furniture has sharp edges that make it quite distinct. Some people will live their lives in such a homey ambient and will not change it for the world.
If you want to change its looks however, how about a Victorian style? This has a timeless appeal that will cater to many. Sophisticated and luxurious in nature, it has a posh and aristocratic air about it that many people enjoy being surrounded by. Warm colors and some traditional furniture made of wood are some main characteristics of this design style.
Ethnic design has many fabrics of many colors and this is where people who like collecting articles made by craftsmen from all over the world and display them in the room at totally happy. Traditional handcraft articles are mostly homey here and do not seem out of place at all. This style is for people who have strong tastes and preferences for various parts of the world and like to bring a piece of them to their own home.
Asian style is quite popular nowadays in many homes. One of its main characteristics is the appearance of cherry blossoms in fabrics and other materials. The cherry tree is a strong symbol in some Asian countries, hence its popularity in this furniture style. It is very easy to include the cherry blossom in the home furnishing as an added accent, all you need to do is hunt for some realistic looking cherry blossom stems that are available in various crafts stores and bring them as an extra piece to the room.