Design and Decor

Living room as in the magazine: 5 simple steps -


Looking at the chic pictures of the interiors thatCan be found on the pages of our site or on the web, sometimes you think sadly: they say, yes, I like it very much, but I will never be able to surround myself with such beauty. This very second we cast aside decadent moods! In this article, we will tell you how to give the surrounding environment to your magazine gloss. The secret here is very simple - you need to think like a photographer. Let's start with the living room

Get rid of the mess

Decide on a daring experiment.Pick up a camera or turn on the "photo" mode in your mobile phone and go on a photo hunt around the living room. Feel free to take pictures of the left-over cups of unfinished tea, the wilted one, and the knitted box that you haven't touched in several years. View your pictures on the big screen. This trick will allow you to see the room with a fresh eye and easily identify problem areas. Now all that remains is to get rid of all the visible interference. Our opinion: - Clutter and accumulation of things can ruin even the most stylish interior created by a professional designer. Take the time, even if it takes a whole day, to do a general audit. The room will immediately play in a new way. By getting rid of unnecessary things, in the future you can more easily maintain order.

Less things

The times when for the creation of so-called cozinessOn the shelves collections of porcelain cats were collected, long gone. Emptiness is not enemy number 1, but that missing element that will fill the living room with air and allow you to feel the space even on the most modest square. Try to rearrange the furniture, removing the longest bulky items. In a more open space, you will immediately feel better.

More texture

Monotony, including tactile, evokesboredom. At your disposal are leather, wood, fur, silk, glass, metals, natural stone - the choice of materials is great. For an emergency detox, use soft cushions, a fluffy blanket, or a rug with your feet buried in. Ekaterina Kokoulina, creative director of R.V.K.DESIGN: - A beautiful interior is a competent combination of small nuances. Sometimes two fabrics may not match, but if you choose the right third fabric, it will unite and emphasize their features. When decorating a living room, you need to act boldly. Do not be afraid to use different textures of fabrics, wood, wall coverings. We spend a lot of time in the living room, so this large room should be cozy and interesting. The combination of various textures will help create coziness, and spectacular accents - these can be large paintings, vases, large lamps or some other non-small decor - will make the interior boring and spectacular. Our opinion: - A variety of textures not only decorates the room, but also favorably influences your mood. Give preference to natural materials - and soon you will notice how your psycho-emotional state will improve.

Choose a color

The color that prevails in the interior affectsmood. Therefore, consider your choice of color carefully. For some, just one or two bright accents are enough, otherwise the situation will "crush". Read about how to choose a color for a bedroom. Ekaterina Kokoulina, creative director of R.V.K.DESIGN: - You can have any color! Red, blue, yellow walls in living rooms are very common in the works of American and European interior designers. If it is very scary to paint the walls in bright colors, then you can put some kind of large bright piece of furniture. For example, a yellow-orange sofa. Against the background of a light blue wall, it will look great. And even if your living room windows face north, the room will feel like a sunny day. I love to use this technique in practice with a large bright object - it always works.

Balance and proportions

A combination of massive and small thingsgives the space dynamics, and the deviation in one direction or another brings chaos to the situation. Look at the photos you took again. Pay attention to how furniture and accessories relate to each other. Ekaterina Kokoulina, creative director of R.V.K.DESIGN: - Speaking about balance and proportions in the living room, in my opinion, it is important to note the size of the furniture, since this is the most common mistake. In stores, in large shopping areas, both armchairs and sofas look smaller than their actual sizes, but when they are brought home, customers are surprised: how did it happen - the sofa took up the whole room ... When choosing furniture, it is important not only to determine the dimensions of the products, passages, but also imagine that these will be large color spots in the living room. And most likely they will "press" in mass on the rest of the decor in the room. Choose lighter furniture with legs. And remember: upholstered furniture should occupy no more than 1/3 of the space in the room.