The design of a home is a very significant aspect of our lives, or at least it should be, yet it is sometimes overlooked by many. Our houses’ aesthetics and interior design have a significant influence on how our minds feel, either calming them down or adding to their stress. Even if not everyone can afford pricey furnishings and decorations, it must be acknowledged that modern interior design has a significant positive influence on our wellbeing.
If you need inspiration for living room improvements, make sure you check out this list of 4 living room elements that will not only make your home more comfortable and luxurious, but will also increase its value!
The fireplace is certainly the focal point of any living room. Not only does it make your room look richer, but it also gives it a sense of subtlety. In that way, it is one of the key elements that sets your living room apart from any ordinary living room. However, if the fireplace is old, damaged, or simply does not fit the interior of the room, it can easily create a contra effect. For example, it can make your room look old and shabby. To prevent this, make sure you change the look of a fireplace and thus enhance the appearance of the whole room. Not only that, but you will also increase the value of your home!
Light leather and high-gloss metals are a perfect mix for a modern interior since the idea of a modern living room is defined by merging numerous big pieces of furniture of the same or similar hues, blending various materials. In that sense, one of the most crucial choices when decorating a living room is selecting a couch. As the focal point of the room, this piece of furniture must be sturdy, of the highest quality, comfortable, and attractive. Since the rest of the furniture should be chosen in connection to the set, it can be argued that furniture determines the overall design of the room.
On the other hand, the choice of armchairs is important as well. You can choose modern armchairs of a similar design but in a different color or texture if you have enough room in your living room to add one or two armchairs in addition to the corner sofa.
The same goes for drawers and shelves. Every living room requires a proper chest of drawers for the TV, and with the addition of wall shelves, you will get extra space in the room that can be used for both storing and decorating items and creating a nice wall composition.
The wall shelves are also an opportunity to play with textures, so you can opt for glossy whiteness or for quality processed wood in modern, ashy shades!
When it comes to experience, style, but also comfort, living room lighting is crucial.
Add at least four different types of lighting:
Central work lighting that best suits your preferences and requirements, such as a floor lamp, central chandelier, ceiling lamp, or built-in rosettes.
Dimmed lamps are an excellent option for lighting that can be adjusted for intensity.
Direct illumination refers to table or wall lights that shine light directly on a particular area, such as a shelf or table with ornamental items, a picture, or a piece of wall art. In that way, in a living room, accent lighting may be used to draw attention to a picture, sculpture, or plant as well as architectural features like a fireplace or bookshelf!
Ambient lighting: This collection of oriental-style lanterns is an excellent illustration of how a light source intended to evoke a certain emotion can enhance the beauty and comfort of your living area. In addition to lanterns, candles also play this role perfectly.
Floors can often give a strong impression of the condition of the whole house. In other words, a floor made of marble or expensive parquet can give the impression of a highly luxurious home. In that way, you can think about the idea of including a marble floor in your living room. You can also add some marble decorations and sculptures that will match it. On top of that, bright and strong light coupled with marble floors and other items can create an astonishing impression of affluence and luxury. All this can hugely increase the value of your home in the eyes of others!
Attractive and modern at the same time, this luxurious living room will attract your guests with its unique details and sophisticated style!