Thursday, March 15, 2018

Bring our Living Room into the 21st Century

If you look at your living room and feel like it is a bit dated, perhaps it is time to give it a bit of an update and bring it into the modern times. When it comes to redecorating, there are two things you need to pay attention to. 

The first one is your living room furniture, which probably needs to be replaced, while the other one are electrical appliances you have in there. The redecoration can be as cheap or expensive as you are willing to spend, but keep in mind that the quality costs more money, so balance these two well.

Sofa and Armchairs
If your living room furniture looks tired and worn, it can really detract from the look of the room. This is especially true if your living room furniture is not a part of the set, but rather individual pieces. The discord between these items can really break the natural flow of the room. 

If you’re able to afford it, make sure that the biggest piece of furniture in the room – the sofa is up to date, because it really does have a lot of influence on the impression of the room.

A Coffee Table and Similar Accessories
A coffee table can be a really important part of your room’s setup, so picking out an appropriate piece is very important. Make sure that you pick a table which can integrate nicely with the rest of the room. No matter how beautiful the antique lacquered wooden table is, if it doesn’t go well with a minimalist design of the rest of the room, it simply doesn’t belong in that room. 

Other useful smaller pieces that can bring the whole room together are things like vases or potted plants, naturally, an appropriate color palette and style with the rest of the room. What’s more, getting a really big potted plant, like a small palm tree or something similar can become one of the focal points of the room. 

Some artwork on the walls, as well as on the tables and shelves can provide some much-needed contrast to the color scheme of the room. Bold colors like red or purple look really great as dominant colors in the works of art.

Repainting
One of the simplest and usually the most effective changes you can make to your home. Most rooms can benefit from bright colors like white or yellow, but if you decide to be bold and choose something like grey or black, make sure to match the room to the furniture you have or are planning to buy. 

The Electronics 
When it comes to modern rooms, there are a few items that you simply cannot miss, like a decently sized flat screen TV and surround sound speakers. Some kind of a Blu-ray player and/or a gaming console are always a welcome sight but aren’t obligatory. 

Lighting 
There are more lighting options and types now than ever before, and you should take full advantage of it. First of all, use as much of the natural light as you can. Not only is it the easiest on the eye, but it also reduces the electricity bill, which is always good. 

When it comes to electric lights, putting several table and floor lamps around the room is preferable both in the aesthetic and in a practical sense. Besides, having several lamps just gives you more items which can emphasize the design of your room. If you can integrate some kind of smart house technology into these lamps, you can really reap the benefits of the 21st century without compromising style.


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