BY On Jun 26, 2018 Living Room
A sunken conversation pit used to be a trend in the middle of the 20th century and the trend is coming back getting more interesting shapes. Now you can see not only sunken lounges, both outdoor and indoor ones, but also whole living rooms! Sounds cool, right? Let’s discuss indoor sunken living rooms and conversation pits. Both sunken living rooms and conversation pits have the same advantages: the space feels larger and airier because you slightly separate the zones without a serious division just using the difference in the floor heights. Plus, the ceiling seems to be higher and it adds a spacious feel again. Now let’s take a look at some examples. A sunken living room is a cool idea for any decor style, it allows to visually separate the room and achieve it just with a different floor height, so your space won’t feel smaller or darker. This is a gorgeous idea for any open layout that are a hot trend now. Make an open layout with a kitchen, dining space and a sunken living room and you’ll see how comfortable and cool it is. If your sunken living room has beautiful views, it’s even cooler, it will make the space feel more relaxing. Highlight the sunken living room with a border of wood or stone for a more catchy look.
If you are a bachelor decorating your own man cave, our roundup is right what you need! Today we are discussing manly living rooms and decorating them with taste and in a masculine way. The most popular styles for masculine spaces are modern, minimalist, mid-century modern, industrial and retro; choose the style first, then your colors and only after that look at the furniture. As for furniture, living rooms are decorated with sofas, chairs, storage units, coffee tables and you can add carpets, various accessories and artworks according to your taste. Let’s have a look at sofas, coffee tables and lights because they are the main ones to furnish such a room. Choosing a sofa be careful: it’s the basis of your living room and it should fit the chosen style. A sofa is often a focal point in every living room, it should be comfortable, stylish and make a cool statement highlighting your style at the same time. A leather sofa is some rich brown, ocher or black is the most popular seating piece for any kind of masculine living room, it looks sexy and chic. Some other cool ideas are a large upholstered corner sofa that can accommodate all your friends or a sectional corner ones in some bold statement color. Chairs, loungers and ottomans can echo with the sofa or be completely different, for example, with sunny yellow upholstery to catch an eye.
Japanese style living rooms possess these simplicity, comfort, serene and modern, sometimes ultra-minimalist elements, and the word Zen sums it all up. Clean and uncluttered living, holding tightly to balance, order, ancient customs and a love for natural beauty – this is what a Japanese living room is about. So, how to add a Japanese feel to your living room? Japanese homes are usually decorated in natural colors, which are derived from the browns of wooden elements, and the greens of plants. Grey and neutrals are widely used everywhere in the rooms, so the result is a calming, soothing modern space. Don’t forget of houseplants to bring more nature inside. Adding traditional Japanese plants, such as bonsai and bamboo, into your home will give it a small Japanese cultural touch. Fill the home with natural light – make large windows and ceiling openings with skylights. Try keeping your windows clear of any obstruction, but if this is not possible, then opt for a simple bamboo shade or sheer, gauzy curtain panels.
It’s fall and it’s the best time to embrace dark colors! Dark colors don’t always mean gloomy shades, they can be refined, chic and very relaxing if you pull them off right. Today we are going to have a look at the coolest dark living rooms. First of all, choose your style. Dark colors can fit almost any décor style: modern, minimalist, vintage and they are traditional for masculine spaces. Second, choose the colors. Dark and moody spaces don’t always mean black, it can be grey, dark green, purple or blue. Molding on the walls looks very good, especially in graphite grey or black. Accent walls aren’t necessary because they there will be many more other accents in the room. Now consider your style and choose furniture according to it. To make your living room more eye-catching, you can take bold upholstery and unique shapes to make your moody living room pop. A single sunny yellow sofa in a dark graphite living room looks stunning and makes a statement. Emerald or indigo upholstery will add a refined, decadent and soft look to the room.
How to make your interior more interesting? Change accessories or furnishings, or if you are ready for something different – highlight the walls! If it’s an accent wall, it will be harder to make it than to change the furniture but it’s worth it. And adding some art is amazing – just one statement piece of art can change the whole room look. Need some more creative ideas? Let’s have a look at some ways to make your living room more special. Oversized art became popular several years ago and it’s going to be popular for more and more years. Rocking a large artwork in the living room is a great idea for making a bold statement, with it you can express your thoughts. Choose a fitting piece in style or colors, or go for a contrasting bold one for a bolder look. If you can’t find a proper piece for your space, make it yourself, go creative! This is also the easiest to change accent – when you are tired of it, just change it.
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