Published at Sunday, December 03rd 2017. by jacqueline in Living Room.
This Austin home has a beige sectional sofa, a contemporary rocking chair and classic windows and doors to show for itself, but it is the vault ceiling that highlight the space and light of this living room. Renovation of existing family room, custom built-in cabinetry for TV, drops down movie screen and books. A new articulated ceiling along with wall panels, a bench and other storage was designed as well. One look and you can see the curved beams which are exposed for us to be able to see the vaulted ceiling. An artistic way of showing off with contemporary finds decorated in this room. The aim was to make a sleek and clean look for this living space which has a great view of the sea - plus point is the floor to ceiling windows with gorgeous black blinds complementing the sofa and the flooring.
An adjacent kitchenette creates a place to cool off or grab snacks. As an added bonus, the industrial black shelves that line the back wall have a rack for storing surf boards.
More extensive living room remodeling projects may include structural changes. These can include changing windows and doors, replacing walls with ceiling beams to create an open concept, and refacing or replacing fireplaces. If your project includes these in-depth changes, you`ll need to research local building codes and permitting requirements. Changes that include electrical or plumbing work may require working with a licensed professional under special permits. If your interior changes impact your exterior design, also check with your homeowners association to ensure you are staying within regulations.
Uninterrupted movement is one sign of a large space, so arrange your furniture in a way that allows everyone to move easily from one area to the next. Determine how someone enters the room and where they`re most likely to go, such as to a sofa or desk chair, then arrange the furniture so people can use paths without obstruction. Make sure to allow enough space to perform tasks common to the room, such as opening and closing window coverings and reaching for light switches.
The living room is often the first room that visitors see when they walk through your front door, and the space sets the tone for how guests feel about the rest of your home. Your living room is also a place for entertaining friends and relaxing with family and its design should reflect that. While making the space physically larger would involve expensive remodeling, there are many ways to make the room look bigger that are simple to execute and budget friendly. Check out the following easy-to-do and creative living room decorating ideas.
It depends upon the space that is at your disposal. When styling larger rooms, use of space is crucial. Strategic use of carpets, furniture and decoration can create spacious, balanced rooms that are a pleasure to spend time in. When dealing with cosier living rooms, it`s all about giving the impression of space. Select clever colour schemes for the walls, add textures with bricks or tiles, and find the right balance of furnishings to create somewhere that is relaxing but not cluttered. You can also fine-tune the mood created by the room—from exciting, vivid colours and decorations to cool, pastel tones that relax the mind. It`s up to the desires of the person styling the room. This is a vital question for creating the right atmosphere and mood. A living room is a space where people will spend plenty of time, so it makes sense to find exactly the right mood. For smaller rooms, white walls or pastel tones will be appropriate, Anything bolder can create a cramped impression. However, in larger living room designs, your creativity can run riot, with vivid colours and patterns. It all depends upon the style that is being implemented.
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