6 tips for a welcoming living room

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The lounge is a place of relaxation and conviviality, where we have fun to welcome his friends. So how to feel good and make it as welcoming as possible? Here are the 6 tips that will help you.

 

1. The absolute imperative: the comfort

This room is what is called the “living room”, there is no bargain: we must feel good and be able to do a lot of things. So much so that it is not stiff in uncomfortable chairs! So place the skewer of cushions, always warm and useful to stall the back, improvise a pillow or a footrest. Having several lamps with dim lighting multiplies the cozy and practical corners to read, tinker, eat, play … Live!

Finally, one or two small side tables will set glass / book / console levers (scratch the useless mentions) elsewhere than on the ground without risking the accident. A soft mat ensures floor life for your feet, babies, cat, and receives extra guests.Comfort, we said!

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2. A personalized salon

With a few exceptions, the people who come to your home want to see you, have chosen you and will enjoy being invited into your world.

For a warm atmosphere, do not hesitate to personalize your living room with objects that reflect your history: photos in pretty frames and photo holders, candlesticks that awaken your flame, an interior fountain to express your Zen, small storage baskets … And if like me you feel that your shelves, so full of books, do not leave much room for decoration, think bookends!

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3. Your break in style

Customize your interior also through breaks in styles you choose: because the total look is pretty, but the mix is sometimes very successful!

Whether your sofas and armchairs are archi known, a large area or a great designer, do not hesitate to add your creative grain of salt by mismatching the set: an armchair that is different from its neighbor and the sofa, if possible with a design, patterns or a very assertive color, is often the most beautiful effect. If your coffee table is a construction pallet, why not transform it with a sophisticated lamp?

You have understood, the mixture of genres reveals your taste, your personality, and if that is not warm, we make our apron!

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4. “Rather”, the advantage for the mixture of genres

It is not because we incense mixing of genres that there is no risk of introducing killers at home (include: objects that exterminate each other). An adorable little vase found in a garage sale, for example, can take a giant air on your pedestal table. So what guide do you have to stay focused on diversity?

Here is the magic word: “rather”. Do we want a rather contemporary lounge, rather design, rather Zen, rather baroque (translate: charged), rather cottage, rather romantic, rather industrial? These names help to fit in with a lot of flexibility.

 

 

5. Materials, materials and colors

Once your choice is “rather” defined, it is through the repetition of materials, materials, that will be a unit and the visibility of your decor. Do you like the brilliance of stainless steel, aluminum, ice cream, glass, the warmer combination of wood and black metal, or the combination of leather and wood? These are the lines of force that structure the room visually.

As for colors, they play a decisive role in unifying the overall vision. We love them all, but it’s better to limit ourselves to a small number, one in the major mode and two or three in minor that fit on this backdrop. As a painter with his canvas, be sure to compose your piece.

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6. The composition

Even if one is not in Zen minimalism, the show should not seem overloaded. Because a welcoming space is also a place where the eye can rest, see what there is to see and where the whole body can move without fear of hitting a piece of furniture or thrill a trinket. The composition therefore goes through an alternation of full and empty!

For example: if you have a lot of plants, do not use them to fill each empty space but on the contrary bring them together by arranging them on several levels to form a beautiful island of greenery.Proceed in the same way with the tables, pictures, photos, group them on one or two sides of walls, even complete walls, by playing on the heights, the sizes, the forms, the materials, the colors of the frames. And leave spaces absolutely virgin to rest the eye and structure the space!