Exceptionally Beautiful Ideas
A Step Above Standard Living
Sometimes if a living room is particularly spacious, it is advantageous to place the lounge furniture in the centre of the room, away from the walls. It might be a minimalist designer couch with a low backrest, or a comfortable love seat paired with design classic accents, or a communication zone with sofas arranged for conversation. A rug could be used to frame the ensemble, or as an accent in front of a sofa.
Depending on the style of the interior decorating, you can create a pleasing colour contrast to the flooring with the help of an area rug, sofa cushions or accessories. Vaulted ceilings make the living room look particularly spacious, and expansive wall elements can hold grand, oversized paintings or large-screen televisions.
Consistent Colour Concepts
When planning the living room, it can be advantageous to incorporate a harmonious colour concept that will echo throughout the home. With this approach, two or three dominant colours appear again and again throughout the house. They might appear in the artwork selected, the accessories throughout the house, or even in the furniture. The choice of flooring plays an important role here, as it will largely determine how much colour the room can tolerate. A wooden floor with visible grain comes into its own with restrained living room furniture. A light oak floor or floor with dark tiles, on the other hand, can benefit from bold colour highlights. Tip: If you choose pictures as your colour accents, be sure not to hang them too high. When sitting, the pictures should be approximately at eye level.
The grey sofa is still a living room classic. In various styles, shapes or fabrics, it can be combined with distinctive living room tables, colourful cushions, or elegant curtains. Optical boredom need never be an issue. With soft, flowing curtains or minimalist curtain panels, you can create the desired ambiance. Floor lamps or reading lamps add to the feeling of the room and for book lovers, are as important as the sofas and chairs. Should the room need to be darkened, the external blinds can be lowered with the push of a button. In this way you can easily go from gazing out into the evening twilight to blocking out the world for a cosy night in.
Regardless of whether you arrange a sofa with an armchair, a floor cushion with a stool, or a classic rocking chair with a side table, well place furniture groups create a pleasing setting and give the room space to breathe. The group could be arranged so that the furniture faces each other to promote communication, but if you’re fortunate enough to have a stunning view, you’ll likely want to place the armchair or lounger to take full advantage of the unobstructed landscape. The placement of the television will depend on the seating arrangement.
The Feel-good Fireplace
A fireplace guarantees the ultimate cosy ambiance in the living room. The red-orange glow of the fire spreads warmth and comfort, especially when the temperature drops outside. Apart from the mood that it creates, a fireplace can be used as a room divider or even as an attention-grabbing sculptural design when it is strategically placed in the middle of a room. If it is enclosed in glass from both sides, you can look through it from room to room. There is an abundance of options. If the fireplace is meant to function as a heat source, it is important that whatever you chose, it should be the right size for the room. At HUF HAUS, the fireplaces are specially designed to complement the distinctive HUF look. When visiting the HUF village in Hartenfels, it’s worth taking a look at the fireplaces on display.