The living room is where you entertain guests and unwind with loved ones, so why not make it as comfortable and relaxing as possible? We’ve got tons of ideas as seen in local homes to inspire you:
1. Use soothing elements
This cosy living room has got all the right ingredients for a soothing night in – gentle hues, plush seating, ample lighting for reading, and vibrant accents to break the monochromatic monotony.
Design: Distinct Identity
2. Incorporate warm hues
Another way to put together calming décor for your flat is by using a palette of warm colours. Here, the designer has used an assortment of shades including dark brown, cream, and white to pull together a space that’s both exquisite and inviting.
Design: Mong Design Studio
3. Consider comfier seating
Want a living room that can put you at ease as easily as your bedroom does? Opt for a large, comfy day bed instead of a conventional sofa! We can’t think of a better way to enjoy Korean drama marathons than by vegging out on this lounger.
Design: EHKA Studio
4. Let natural light in
Sometimes, all you need to imbue a restful ambiance into your living room design is a healthy amount of natural light. So if you’re blessed with a spacious balcony like this that doesn’t get the afternoon sun, it’ll be best to locate the living area next to it in order to enjoy as much of the light as possible.
Design: Fuse Concept
5. Use dividers
A large, modern, and comfortable sofa design can certainly serve to anchor a living room that’s devoid of decoration. Having a divider between the main entrance and living area also creates more privacy, allowing you make yourself as comfortable as you wish!
Design: Benjeemen Heng I.D.
6. Go symmetrical
Using symmetry in interior decorating is a classic method for framing and zoning spaces. In this colonial black and white bungalow, the homeowner put together a semi-formal living room with facing sofas (perfect for entertaining) and a couple of accompanying vintage-inspired armchairs for an old world charm.
7. Quality makes a difference
If comfort and design are both important qualities that you’d like to have for your home, invest in good furniture. Without even trying too hard, this living room appears effortlessly charming thanks to the owner’s mid-century designer furniture, which speaks for itself.
8. Pepper with soft furnishings
Need decorating ideas for a narrow living room? Using an all-white base is a good place to start. But you’d want a cosy – not clinical – home, so remember to bring in soft textures such as suede, and calming materials like wood to fill the space with warmth.
Design: Box.ID Studio
9. Use deep colours
To create a chic, moody living room, use a variation of sensuous shades like purple, black, and greys. Curved, organic silhouettes also add softness to the area.
Design: Rezt & Relax Interior
10. Cut out clutter
In order to put your mind completely at rest, it’s important to have as little visual clutter as possible. That’s why this clean cut, minimalist home appears absolutely inviting without having to try too hard.
Design: ID Emboss
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Text: Home & Decor Singapore