Today we are talking about what kind of decor cantransform and revitalize the living room. We reveal the secrets of successful design, share ideas and listen to the advice of designers The living room attracts more attention than other rooms in a house or apartment. This is the center of the entire dwelling. The whole family gathers here in the evenings, meetings with acquaintances take place, favorite films are watched and intimate conversations are conducted. The living room is often given a key role in interior design. Even if you do not want to do a major renovation, there is always the opportunity to update, refresh and revitalize this room. How to do it? We present to your attention 5 effective living room decor techniques Reception number 1: curtains Particular attention is paid to the curtains when creating the living room interior. They make the room more solemn and emphasize the special purpose of the space. Depending on the style of the interior and personal preferences for this room, you can choose both long curtains (to the floor) and shortened options (to the windowsill). Curtains made of brocade, velvet and silk will give the interior a classic character. Lambrequins or tulle with hand embroidery will add presentability and solemnity. In country style, it is better to use only lightweight fabrics made of chintz, cotton or linen. For an oriental interior, curtains made of light tulle or organza are suitable. Roman shades will perfectly fit into the urban style. Our opinion For a small living room, it is better to choose plain curtains to match the color of the walls. Small drawing on them is allowed. This technique will visually expand the space. Feel free to use large patterns on curtains only in spacious rooms with high ceilings. Floral curtains look elegant and airy. Reception number 2:wall decor Wall decor sets the mood, enlivens the space and makes it cozier. Paintings and mirrors, framed in luxurious frames, look beautiful in the classic style. Traditional decoration is carpet, tapestries, panels upholstered in fabric, candlesticks and wall sconces. To create an urban style in wall decoration, use modern paintings with flat frames, large posters, narrow shelves for photos ... Decorative plates and botanical cards with and without frames look original in Provence style. You can refresh the wall in the living room with light textiles or wallpaper of a different color. Black and white photos with images and scenes from different eras are an interesting solution for retro style. Vinyl discs or posters of old films can also be a wonderful decoration for such an interior. Our opinion In dark living rooms, use posters and paintings in light shades, with images of the sun, sky, nature. Variants with motives of light flowers look beautiful and fresh: white lily, lilac, sakura, orchid, jasmine. Mirrors (albeit without massive frames) can act as a useful decor element: they visually make the room more spacious and bright. If you want to draw more attention to the walls, add more paintings or other decorative items. Such options are good for the apartments of designers, artists, architects - in general, any creative person. Moreover, this technique is most suitable for decorating a living room. Reception number 3:aquarium Use an aquarium with fish as an unusual and bright interior detail. He is able to give positive emotions, attract the attention of guests and become a recreation area. Moving fish and the splash of water are soothing and relaxing. Plus, due to the fact that water is constantly present in the aquarium, the air in the living room is humidified. Our opinion Use the aquarium as a zoning element in the organization of the living room space. You can also create a "living" picture on the wall by hanging a flat aquarium with a built-in wide baguette on it. The aquarium as a coffee table will become the undisputed favorite of the living room interior. To create it, you can combine containers of various shapes with a glass tabletop. Reception number 4:Puffs Soft low puffs are integral elements of the living room and play not only a functional role (it is pleasant to rest on them), but also a decorative one. The upholstery should be selected in accordance with the overall interior design. Leather poufs will make the space solid and presentable. Textile options in velvet or velor will add warmth and comfort to the living room. The same can be said about knitted poufs. Our opinion Use a pouf as an accent element in your living room decor. Let it differ in color from the main palette of the room. A pouf can serve as a chair, coffee table or footrest. The height of the pouf should be such that, while sitting on a sofa or armchair, you can comfortably put your feet on it. The best option is when the pouf is on a par with upholstered furniture or below it. Reception number 5:flooring and carpets Although today many are abandoning carpets in favor of modern flooring, this decor element makes the room more comfortable, cozy and homely. The fashion trend today is a carpet to match the floor. But be careful: this only applies to light floors. On dark ones, contrasting carpets are preferred. Small rugs are able to make the desired color accents in the interior or highlight certain areas. For example, with their help, it is easy to select a space by the fireplace and a seating area next to upholstered furniture. Our opinion It is worth remembering that oversized carpets, more than 2.5 m, attract attention from the first seconds. If the interior is bright and stylish, with a lot of interesting accessories, choose coatings with a calm color scheme, and monochromatic options are better. If you have chosen several small rugs for the living room, pay attention to ensure that they are made in the same style. The carpet must be positioned so that those sitting on an armchair or sofa can put both feet on it. Rugs will visually lengthen the room. The effect of increased space will also be created by coatings of large sizes without "detailed" drawings. Remember: huge carpets with original patterns attract attention and look good only in spacious rooms. But if there is a lot of furniture in the living room, such a rug can create constant ripples in the eyes. On a note!Use flowers, books, beautiful vases, travel souvenirs as additional accessories. Find a balance between functionality and comfort with decorative elements - and then your living room will be a great place to relax and receive guests. How and what to decorate the living room with:advice from designer Tatyana Ivanova Whatever one may say, but without the help of specialists in the issue of decoration it is sometimes difficult to figure it out on your own. That is why we turned to designer Tatyana Ivanova for recommendations. Tatiana Ivanova, designer
Education: International Academy of Business and Management, Institute of Design and Advertising. Private practice - since 2004.