5 Things to Consider When Planning a Living Room Design Project
A home isn’t a home without a living room. It reflects the personalities and preferences of the people residing in the house. Adding colors, textures, and decorations can make a small living room look stunning or damp, like the monsoons.
Have you ever been into a room with a huge couch, grey pillows, a dark table, and a dim lamp? Furniture can fit comfortably in this living room, but there isn’t enough room for more than ten people to stand up and move around comfortably. Here are some money-saving tips I can provide you.
Living Room Design Project Guidelines
In terms of layout, the living room is the most crucial part of the house. Almost every home plan’s living room has maximum square footage, which can be deduced from its schematic representation. As a result, the living room is one area of the house that must receive special care and consideration during the entire redesign process. Here are some guidelines for creating a successful living room design.
1. Clear Circulation Space
Any home layout, whether for a condominium building or a standalone bungalow, has either an “entry lobby” or a direct entrance into the living room (if space is an issue). All other rooms in the house, including the kitchen, bedrooms, stairs (if any), patios, study/family rooms, etc., may be accessed from the living room. When planning a furniture layout, keep in mind that there should be no blockages to circulation. To accomplish this, sketch out a rough plan of your furniture items on paper before rearranging them in the room.
2. Visual Balance
Make sure there is an excellent visual balance between the used and empty areas. In this context, “used space” refers to the actual floor area that the furniture has taken up. There’s no need to cram your living room to the gills with furniture. However, as was previously mentioned, even the barest minimum of passages is required.
The living room is the only direct entry to the entire house, which (most of the time) provides a buffer area for moving other heavy furniture items into the bedrooms, such as double beds, wardrobes, etc. They must be moved through the living area and set up in the bedroom. Therefore, consider the whole house, not just the living room.
3. Future Emergency Occupancy
Before you host a party, you should consider the potential outcomes. The living area will become a gathering place for you, your loved ones, and your coworkers. So, consider this extra occupancy. What are your plans for finding a place to sit if this happens? Do you plan to bring the dining chairs into the living room, have guests stand, or even use the floor? No matter what you choose, think ahead.
If the living room is significantly larger than usual, it will also have a taller ceiling. This is just right for the size of the room. Consider both natural and artificial means of ventilation for this area. What kind of fans will be used, and will they be installed on the wall or the ceiling?
5. Warm and Welcoming Color Scheme
Generally, it’s a good idea to make your living room warm and inviting by using a light color scheme. Living rooms are typically the first thing guests see when they enter a home, so it’s important to use colors that inspire you. It’s also a good idea to use flowering houseplants to decorate the bottoms of the windows in the living room.
You should now understand living room design better and be motivated to be creative when choosing how to arrange your living area.