Living room design is one of the most focused on spaces that our designers are quizzed about; and let’s face it, the living room is where we spend most of our time relaxing with our family and loved ones, so it’s important to ensure the space is on point. So how do you create a living room that ticks all the boxes? We have put together the basic elements to consider to create the perfect space:
Choosing a sofa
Consider the size of your room, as well as your seating requirements. If you have a large living space, you will want a larger modular sofa, or a set of sofas such as a 3 seater paired with a 2 seater, to fill the space. Creating a conversation pit in a larger space with pairs and accent chairs is always a design win.
Likewise, if your room is only small, having a sofa that is too large will make the space feel cluttered, so ensure you choose the right size to fit your space. Our design consultants can always help if you are feeling overwhelmed
Regardless of your room size, please remember to bring your sofa away from the wall to give the room space and breath. In a large space, bringing the sofa away from the wall will anchor the space and in a small space, even a 20cm gap from the wall will allow the illusion of space.
Our keekï collections offer a range of custom made sofas, and can be sized according to your requirements and fabric choices, so you can be assured of the perfect piece for you.
There are endless possibilities when it comes to choosing accessories for your living room. Rugs, pillows, art, lamps and decorative accents add layers of colour, texture and style that will define your living room.
Artwork often dictates the colour palette of a room, so it’s the perfect place to begin decorating with. When looking at a room, think of what is often referred to as “the vanity line”. This is a line just above eye level where your eye is drawn to first when entering a room. This is why it is important to place beautiful artwork, and other decorative accessories that you want to show off above this line.
When choosing an artwork for your living room, ensure you choose a size that will suit the wall where it will be hung. Pick an artwork that resonates with you, and that you love to look at, and then choose colours that will help accentuate the room.
Floor rugs are the next main element and can help soften and add warmth to a room. Choose a rug that will be large enough to fit underneath your sofa and coffee table, and also spreads out across the space. Please always opt for a larger rug – we really can’t stress that enough!
Cushions, lamps and tabletop/shelf decor may seem like extras, but these are the items that make your living room feel complete. Choose colours that will complement other elements of your living space. For example, if you have an artwork with accents of blue in your living room, choose cushions with a similar tone to tie it all together.
Try to opt for feather filled cushions, to allow luxury and comfort to your space and remember to give it a gentle “chop” with your hand on the top and side of the cushions, for a designer look you’ll love.
Coffee tables are typically placed front and center of your sofa set, and they serve as a hub for books, trays, accessories and necessities. A beautiful coffee table is integral to tying your living room together.
It is generally advised to make sure your coffee table is within reach of your sofa. This will give you an idea of how big or small the coffee table should be. With bigger spaces remember to add side tables near each sofa seat.
Decorating your coffee table is always hard, so a simple guide to follow is placing 3 decorative objects together in varying heights. For example, two different sized candle holders, with a vase and flowers, or decorative ornaments placed on top of a stack of your favourite books or magazines.
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Adding trees or flower arrangements can bring natural beauty to your living space. When choosing plants for your space, it is important to take into consideration the size and style of the room. We would recommend using larger plants in large, open spaces, while smaller plants and small flower arrangements tend to be recommended for smaller spaces or on surfaces.
Plants and flowers should create a sense of harmony, and not clash with the decor of the room, making the choice of colour also important. The use of a pot, basket, or vase will also add an extra element to the space, but remember that the colour is important so choose pots and such that will blend in with the overall scheme and decor of your home.