The living room is one of the most important rooms in a home—it’s where you relax, socialize and unwind. If it's anything like ours, your lounge probably gets more use than any other space in your house.
The living room is such a prominent space that it’s worth taking the time to think about what kind of atmosphere you want to create there. Adding a few well-placed decorative touches can make all the difference in terms of how your guests perceive their surroundings.
Introducing a rug with an unusual pattern, chair covered in animal prints or coffee table made of driftwood will not only give your home personality but also ensure it stands out as unique.
Add a soft touch
To help you achieve the look of a fashionable living room, we’ve gathered some tips on how to style your furniture. A living room should feel welcoming, comfortable and inviting. One way to achieve this feeling is by furnishing your living area with soft materials and accessories.
Adding a sumptuous sofa or L-shaped couch to your living space will instantly define the area and help create an inviting aesthetic. Pile on cushions for color, softness and comfort!
You can soften the look of your living area by adding rugs. Adding color and pattern without breaking the bank or getting into renovations, is a fantastic way to liven up any home interior design. Rugs can add a touch of drama to your room's décor, or help create a calming atmosphere. Area rugs are a great way to add personality and comfort to your living room. Placing your furniture on top of a rug can help create a focal point in the room, and also make it warmer. Rugs come in many different styles and colors, so you can easily find one to match your existing décor.
Lighten the mood
Lighting is an important design consideration for any room in your home. Your lounge is likely where you spend most of your evenings, so getting the right light is even more crucial.
It is important to have bright ceiling lights from a practical point of view, but this type of lighting is not conducive to creating a relaxing atmosphere. To create attractive ambient lighting, place lamps around the room in strategic locations. These lights will create pools of warmth and give you somewhere comfortable and cozy to watch TV or curl up with a good book.
Ideally, you want to have several lamps in your living area as this will provide adequate light and give your evening lighting scheme some variation. Placing large candles on your coffee table or sideboard can also help to brighten up your living space.
If you want to have a little fun with your interior – and make sure your living room is completely unique – why not invest in an unexpected accent piece? A bright, bold accent armchair could make a great addition to your seating area.
If you’ve chosen a retro or mid-century modern theme for your living area, the soft pink tones of the armchair will look wonderful. Warm and welcoming, this elegant and eye-catching chair can be used to great effect in bedrooms and entranceways as well as living areas.
For contemporary interiors – or if you prefer your furnishings a little more neutral – the quirky design of the armchair is a great choice. The chair is upholstered in tactile boucle fabric. So, while its clean color gives it a modern feel, the unique shape and sumptuous finish ensure it will look just as good in a vintage interior.
Another way to add an accent feature to your living area is with a stylish coffee table. Coffee tables are generally placed right in the middle of the seating area and often act as the focal point of the layout. So, choosing an eye-catching piece is guaranteed to give your living area a characterful feel.
The Muude coffee table is a great example of an accent centerpiece. The geometric wooden base grounds the table and gives it a design feel, while the round glass top helps to keep the furnishing light, bright and contemporary.
Adding just a few stylish décor to your living room can totally transform the look and feel of your interior. Find out more and start shopping for the perfect finishing touches for your lounge, by exploring our collections today.
There are many different ways to style living room furniture, and the best approach will depend on the size and layout of your space, as well as your personal style. Here are a few general tips to consider when styling your living room furniture:
Start by determining the focal point of the room. This could be a fireplace, a television, a piece of artwork, or a large window with a view. Arrange your furniture so that it is oriented towards this focal point.
Use furniture to define the space. In a large living room, you may want to use furniture to create different zones for different activities, such as a seating area for watching TV and a separate reading nook.
Consider the size and scale of your furniture. Make sure that the pieces you choose are proportional to the size of the room and to each other. Avoid overcrowding the space, but also be mindful of leaving too much empty space.
Play with symmetry. Symmetrical arrangements can create a sense of balance and harmony in a room. Try placing two matching sofas across from each other, or flanking a fireplace with a pair of chairs.
Incorporate texture and patterns. Mix and match different textures and patterns to add visual interest and depth to the space.
Add accessories. Use decorative pillows, throw blankets, and other accessories to add color and personality to your living room.
Don't be afraid to experiment. The beauty of styling a living room is that there are no hard and fast rules. Have fun with it and don't be afraid to try out different arrangements until you find the one that works best for you and your space.