Whether your living room is small or large, there are a few common design considerations that you must emulate to make it look holistic. So today, we’ll be sharing a few common things that should be incorporated in small and large living room designs!
1. Continuity of design
Since the living room is the central space in any home design, it is important that it emulates a sense of continuity within the ambiance. For example, it cannot look like a separate entity from the rest of your home, but it still has to maintain an individual vibe. This image shows a great example of doing just that. While most of the living room features an individual design, the ceiling lights bring in a sense of continuity within the design. This is important to carry out in small as well as big living room interior designs.
2. Excellent visual contrast
Another common design consideration for both small and large living room interior designs is choosing excellent contrast. This can be done through lighting, materials, and colors. A proper combination of the three is what makes an excellent living room interior. In this image, the careful color combination, the brilliant lighting and the great material choice work together to deliver a cohesive interior design.
3. The couch form
The couch and its apparatus are another common living room essential. However, the size of the space matters a lot in choosing the right design. For example, sectionals look best in a large and spacious setting, while small and narrow living rooms are best decked out in single couches with an accent chair or two to complete the look.
4. Media walls
A living room without a media wall is just like food without salt – tasteless and incomplete. Therefore, this common design element must always be incorporated in living rooms of all sizes. However, you must respect the dimensions of your space. Don’t emulate an overly elaborate media wall design in a limited amount of space or it may look very overwhelming.
5. A centralized look
Your living room must have a centralized setting in order to look complete. This is usually done by using a small object as a central focal point. It can be a coffee table or even a light fixture. The basic idea is to draw the eye to the center of your space in order to make it look wholesome.