Your living room is the heart of the home. It is where you gather with your family to relax at the end of a long day and entertain and socialize with friends. However, with so much use, your living room can soon look tired and worse for wear; it may also look decidedly dated after a couple of years if you have decorated according to the interior design trends of the time. Here are some tips for how you can create an elegant and timeless living room that you will love to spend time in.
A fireplace provides your living room with an attractive centerpiece and, if it is functional, an important source of warmth. If you dream of relaxing in front of a roaring wood burning fire on a cold winter’s evening, ensure that you have a fully functioning flue and chimney inserted that conform to safety standards. Alternatively, a gas fire will provide heat without smoke. There are different styles of fireplace for you to choose from to suit your taste and style of home. Check out stonewoods.co.uk to find out more about fireplace styles.
You want to have comfortable seating in your living room so that you can comfortably relax in front of the fire or watching Netflix. A traditional sofa set will provide you with comfortable living room seating on which to relax with family and friends, and a sofa bed adds an additional practicality for when you have guests staying the night. If you do not have the space for large sofas – say, if you live in a small apartment with an open play kitchen and living room – a smaller futon is a modern and elegant seating alternative that also doubles as a bed.
For many people, the living room is the space in which you relax at the end of a long day in front of a film or box set; however, have you given much thought to your television set? Your TV can double as both an essential piece of entertainment technology and an attractive living room design feature. Choose a widescreen TV and hang it on your wall as a design feature for an elegant cinematic experience. A wireless soundbar speaker system will boost your TV’s sound in a further effort to bring the cinema home to you and enhance your viewing experience.
The type of flooring you choose can have a huge impact on your living room. You want something that is attractive and comfortable underfoot while also being easily cleanable. A thick pile carpet is a luxurious flooring option that feels soft and can help to insulate your living room from drafts and outside noise.
Keep your carpet looking brand new with regular vacuuming and carpet shampoos. Alternatively, you could lay hard-wearing and attractive wooden floor boards that can be easily maintained with wood polish and mopping, and cover these with rugs for warmth and comfort.