Today we are talking about what kind of decor canTransform and revitalize the living room. We disclose the secrets of successful design, share ideas and listen to the advice of designers. The living room draws more attention to itself than other rooms in the house or apartment. This is the center of the whole dwelling. Here the whole family gathers in the evenings, they meet with friends, watch favorite movies and conduct intimate conversations. The living room is often given a key role in the interior design. Even if you do not want to do global repairs, there is always the possibility to update, refresh and revitalize this room. How to do it? We present to your attention 5 effective receptions of the living room decor Reception # 1: Curtains Special attention is paid to curtains when creating the interior of the living room. They make the room more solemn and emphasize the special purpose of space. Depending on the interior style and personal preference for this room, you can choose how long curtains (to the floor), and a shortened version (up to the window sill). Classic curtains from brocade, velvet, silk will add to the interior. Lambrequins or tulle with hand embroidery will add presentability and solemnity. In the country style, it is best to use only light fabrics made of cotton, cotton or linen. For the eastern interior, curtains made of light tulle or organza are suitable. Roman blinds will perfectly fit into the urban style. Our opinion For a small living room, it is better to choose single-color curtains for the color of the walls. A fine pattern is allowed on them. This technique visually expands the space. Large patterns on curtains, boldly apply only in spacious rooms with high ceilings. Smartly and airy look curtains in a flower. Reception number 2: Wall decor Wall decoration sets mood, animates space and makes it more comfortable. In the classical style, beautiful paintings and mirrors framed in luxurious frames look beautiful. A traditional decoration is a carpet, tapestries, panels upholstered in fabric, candlesticks and wall sconces. To create an urban style in the design of the walls using modern picture frames with flat, large posters, narrow shelves for pictures ... Provence style original look decorative plates and botanical cards within and without. Refresh the wall in the living room with light textile or wallpaper of a different color. Black-and-white photos with images and plots from different eras - an interesting solution for retrostyle. Vinyl discs or posters of old films can also be a wonderful decoration of this interior. Our opinion In dark living rooms, use posters and paintings in light shades, with images of the sun, sky, nature. Beautiful and fresh look the variations with motifs of light colors: white lily, lilac, sakura, orchid, jasmine. As a useful element of decor can act mirrors (though without massive frames): they visually make the room more spacious and light. If you want to draw more attention to the walls, increase the number of paintings or other decorative elements. Such options are good for apartments designers, artists, architects - in general, any creative natures. And most of all, this method is suitable for decorating the living room. Reception number 3: Aquarium As an unusual and bright detail of the interior, use an aquarium with fish. He is able to give positive emotions, attract the attention of guests and become a recreation area. Moving fishes and splashing water act peacefully and relaxing. Plus, due to the fact that the aquarium is constantly present water, the air in the living room is moistened. Our opinion Use the aquarium as a zoning element in the organization of the living room space. You can create a "living" picture on the wall, hanging on it a flat aquarium with a built-in wide baguette. The aquarium as a coffee table will become the undisputed favorite of the interior of the living room. To create it, you can combine a variety of shapes with glass tops. Reception number 4: Pouffes Soft, low pouffes are integral parts of the living room and play not only a functional role (they are pleasant to relax on), but also decorative. Upholstery should be chosen in accordance with the general interior solution. Leather pouffes will make the space solid and presentable. Textile variants of velvet or velor will give the living room more warmth and comfort. The same can be said about knitted puffs. Our opinion Use the pouffe as an accent element in the living room decor. Let it be different color from the main palette of the room. Poof can serve as a chair, coffee table or footrest. The height of the pouf should be such that, sitting on the couch or armchair, you can conveniently put your feet on it. The best option is when the pouf is on a par with soft furniture or below it. Reception number 5: Floor and carpets. Though today many refuse carpets in favor of modern coatings, this decor element makes the room more comfortable, cozy and homely. Fashion trend today - carpet in the tone of the floor. But be careful: this only applies to light-colored sexes. On dark contrast carpets are preferable. Small rugs can make the right color accents in the interior or emphasize certain areas. For example, with their help it is easy to allocate space near the fireplace and a resting place next to soft furniture. Our opinion It is worth remembering that overall carpets, more than 2.5 m, attract attention from the first seconds. If the interior is bright and stylish, with lots of interesting accessories, choose coatings with a calm color scheme, with better single-color options. If you chose a few small rugs for the living room, pay attention to ensure that they were executed in the same style. The carpet must be placed so that those sitting on the couch or sofa can put both feet on it. Visually extend the floor mats. The effect of increased space will create and cover larger sizes without "detailed" drawings. Remember: huge carpets with original pattern attract attention and look good only in spacious rooms. But if there is a lot of furniture in the living room, such a carpet can create a constant ripple in the eyes. On a note! As additional accessories, use flowers, books, beautiful vases, souvenirs brought from travel. Find the balance between functionality and comfort with the help of decor elements - and then your living room will be a great place for rest and reception. How and what to decorate the living room: Advice from the designer Tatiana Ivanova Whatever one may say, and without the help of experts in the issue of decoration, it can sometimes be difficult to figure out on your own. That's why we asked for recommendations to the designer Tatyana Ivanova. Tatiana Ivanova, designer
Education: International Academy of Business and Management, Institute of Design and Advertising. Private practice - since 2004.