The Living Room
There will be as
many different ideas about the ideal living room as there are people
reading this, so the graphics here are
purely for inspiration and probably because we like them. What
we've got to say could be termed as helpful hints. The more technical aspects
are dealt with elsewhere under planning or the process.
You will probably spend
a lot of time here, so its a good idea to get it
right. If its the family living room, then it needs to be comfy
and not too precious. You don't want the kids too paranoid to do
anything in it, so very pale carpet might not be a good idea
for example. Plenty of seating for everyone, and tables,
so you don't have to hold on to your coffee cup all the time, or
worry about it being kicked over if its on the floor.
are a good idea , but with lots of rugs to soften the feel. Good
storage is a must. As much of it as is necessary to house your
particular amount of clutter. You
have to get the balance right between feeling relaxed and feeling
stimulated, but most importantly, the whole family should feel like
it is their room.
|If your Living
room is not the family room, but mainly for adults and
entertaining, then different rules apply to some things, but we
still want a room that makes people feel comfortable and
relaxed. It can be less practical in some sense in that grown
ups are less likely to paint on the wall with crayons
say, but then they have been known to spill red wine or drop ash.
Formal rooms can make more of a statement about style. The style that
suits you of course will be best, so look for what you like, and work with it to see how you
can adapt it for yourself.
compromise, but there's such great stuff on offer that it
can be done. Pick a base colour that everyone can live with for the
carpet and then the walls, and you're off to a good start. You can
achieve comfortable as well as practical and do it in a variety of
The shape of the
sofas. The fabric and treatment you choose. The storage and
accessories all combine to give the overall
and styles pages as well as planning and process.
Dining Room |