Author: DREIECK DESIGN editorial department
Last update: 19.01.2021
Whether for reading, playing or sitting together: the living room is the heart of every apartment or apartment. every house. It should be all the more a place where you like to be. Would you like to furnish or redesign your living room ? In this article we provide you with numerous tips and ideas - for example, on color design, the placement of furniture, different furnishing styles and much more.
Especially when you are completely redesigning a living room, you should first get an overview : Which furniture are actually needed? The following furnishings can be found e.g. B. in the vast majority of living rooms:
The sofa or couch is the central meeting point in the living room Depending on the size of the room, a small two-seater sofa or an entire seating group is suitable. A small couch can be complemented well with an upholstered pouf.
By the way : The sofa doesn't necessarily have to be against the wall . Especially in large living rooms, you can also place the sofa in the middle as a living area.
A coffee table visually rounds off the sofa landscape and also offers practical storage space . To round it off in the literal sense, it is best to choose a circular or oval table - this looks particularly soft and harmonious. If you like it a bit more classic, you can opt for a square model.
Generally applies : Elongated sofas also need an elongated model (rectangular or elongated oval coffee tables), a circular or square table goes well with small sofas. Another option: You can do without the coffee table and instead choose two small side tables that you place to the right and left of the sofa.
Regardless of whether you have your favorite books, the vintage record player or some pretty decorative items want to present: A shelf is also one of the “must-haves” when furnishing a living room. Depending on the furnishing style, z. B. Models in a natural wood look , with a colored finish or a transparent glass shelf or an illuminated glass showcase .
In most cases the shelf is on the wall - but it works in large living rooms too a good figure as a room divider.
Tip : As a modern alternative to the classic shelf, you can use Sideboards and consoles .
A certain personal touch is essential for a homely atmosphere. Especially in the living room, the decorative design plays an important role. With pictures on the wall, decorative pillows and various accessories, the room becomes your individual feel-good place.
Would you like to integrate the dining table into the living room? In our article on the combined living-dining room you can read many useful furnishing tips!
There are some "basic rules" for designing a living room - but: The right one Furnishing also depends largely on the size and shape of the room. For this reason you will find some tips and tricks especially for small and large living rooms .
Especially in cities, living space is often limited. But you can also create a cozy spot in just a few square meters. You can make the most of a small living room with the following ideas:
A spacious living room for playing games, watching TV and cozy get-togethers - that is of course the ideal case! However, the question can also arise here: How do I design a large living room? Ultimately, the room should come together to form a harmonious whole.
The following tips will help you with the design:
Gray, white or happy orange? The right colors should of course not be missing for the positive feeling of living! Depending on your preference, these can be covered and calm or a little stronger.
Tip : To color the living room, think twice It is best to come up with a specific color scheme in advance that should run through the entire room. You can then take this into account when choosing the wall color as well as when purchasing decorative items and textiles.
Which wall color is suitable in the living room? Some ideas for popular colors when decorating the living room:
It is generally advisable to combine several light sources in the living room. Because: Depending on the activity and time of day, you will need functional lamps or atmospheric light.
The following lamps provide the basic lighting:
You can conjure up pleasant moods with these lights:
Sure: The living room should be stylishly furnished and beautiful to look at. At least as important is the comfort factor . After all, all residents should feel at home there.
The following 5 ideas show you how to make the living room Can comfortably set up:
Comfort means warmth - and what better way to wrap yourself up than a cozy blanket? Textiles of all kinds are therefore a must to make the living room cozy. With a fluffy deep-pile carpet , a hand-woven plaid and some pillows , the room looks a lot more homely, doesn't it?
Colors like beige, light gray or blue exude calm and serenity and thus contribute to a cozy atmosphere in the living room. Lighter shades of color, such as strong orange or red, on the other hand, have a more invigorating effect - and sometimes also restless.
Do you know the Danish living trend "Hygge"? Comfortable living is particularly important here! And it is not for nothing that the hygge style is characterized by the fact that natural materials are preferred: With wood, ceramic, linen and wool it becomes really cozy in the living room.
Coziness and minimalism do not contradict each other: an orderly room lets the mind rest come and ensures more relaxation. So make sure not to clutter the living room with decorations and plan enough storage space. However: The room shouldn't look bare either - the golden mean is required here!
Last but not least, the living room can be made cozy with light: for a cozy atmosphere in the evening hours light in a warmer shade (less than 3,300 Kelvin) is particularly suitable. This resembles the light from candlelight and a fireplace - and thus ensures a particularly cozy atmosphere. With dimmable lights, indirect light through LED strips or candles, you can put the room in the limelight.
You want to furnish your living room in a modern way? Then you could use one of the current living trends as a guide, for example. Here we present 4 modern furnishing styles - let yourself be inspired!
Would you like to add a little country charm to your living room? Then you might like the look of the country house style: Here you orientate yourself to the furnishing of British cottages . Natural materials such as wood, leather, wicker, linen and ceramics are a must for country style. How about a sofa with a linen cover and a charming wing chair made of leather?
The decoration can be a little playful and can be based on rural motifs : A cast iron vase with a fresh fruit tree branch, a landscape painting or pretty flower patterns are classic elements.
Do you like the simple, yet beautiful design? Then you could furnish your living room in a minimalist way, for example. You won't find frills or playful things here, instead clear lines and geometric shapes .
The credo is: less is more. Accordingly, the decoration is limited to a few, selected statement pieces - for example a designer coffee table or a modern work of art.
Minimalism, but cozy - this is what the popular " Scandi style ”. Here, too, the focus is on clear lines, functional design and a simple design language. At the same time, emphasis is placed on natural materials, such as wood, linen and cotton, and a certain down-to-earth attitude.
Light colors - especially white - are particularly popular. Individual splashes of color are also allowed: With patterned pillows, candlesticks or a picture gallery, the room becomes particularly cozy.
Modern with retro charm - this is how you could describe the vintage style. Because the living room furnishings in the style of the 50s, 60s or 70s don't look old-fashioned, on the contrary, really hip.
It is best to decide on a style epoch beforehand and then look for a suitable one Pieces of furniture to furnish your living room - e.g. B. at flea markets or in online exchanges . How about a kidney-shaped table in the style of the 50s, a floral wallpaper in the 70s style or a chest of drawers in the style of Art Deco?
Whether minimalistic, vintage style or a colorful mix of everything: in the end it comes naturally to your personal taste, because you should ultimately feel comfortable in the living room. So don't let our tips limit you, but see them as your first inspiration . Because no matter how you want to furnish your living room: whatever you like is allowed!