Spring is the best season of the year. As the weather warms up and plants burst through, it is a time for renewal, and looking forward to what the summer may bring.
It is also the ideal opportunity to freshen your house up, and use the positivity of a fresh outlook to rejuvenate your living space. You might just want a new coat of paint to liven the atmosphere, or you may want to be a little more radical...
Here are 5 living room design tips to get you started:
Make It An Oasis
One of the most appealing aspects of spring is the greenery that begins to appear outside. It is a calming, reassuring sight, so why not bring it inside too? Use potted floor plants and position smaller plants on window ledges. Not only do they look great, but their leaves also clean the air. Excellent for a health-conscious family.
If you want to try something different, and give your living room the illusion of more space, go for lightweight relaxing furniture. Ditch the traditional sofa, and instead have a number of deep seated wooden or metal framed chairs situated around the room. Open weave rattan chairs are the perfect solution for this design theme as they are durable, look stunning, and are surprisingly comfortable.
Copy The Japanese
Japanese homes are famed for their minimal, airy qualities. Their people believe that less clutter is reflected in the physical and mental health of the house occupiers. To mimic this style, make sure to look out for slim-line light coloured furniture and avoid using dark colours in the room décor. Thin white tables combined with light wood furniture are a great way to start your Japanese adventure!
If you prefer to give your living room a more classy and elegant finish, it may be time to consider using dark wood furniture. Many people associate dark wood with a more sombre ambience, but done correctly it can look really peaceful and luxurious.
The main trick is to always have a light coloured wall and flooring scheme around the furniture. It is this contrast that highlights the quality and workmanship of the darker pieces and gives rise to the elegant perception. Light colours also emphasise the tranquil homely nature you are trying to accomplish.
Industrial-style living has become increasingly popular in recent years, with loft apartments and bare brick walls a regular sight in design magazines.
Do you find them attractive?
Now spring is here, it could be a great time to give your living space the warehouse look.
Metal furniture is a must for this design theme; try and source dark iron-framed tables and chairs, while keeping accessories to a minimum. A few canvas photos, and a side table for your industrial style lamp are a nice way to get this style created quickly. Trendy leather chairs also look fantastic against a stone or brick backdrop.
How are you going to spruce up your home this year? Maybe you prefer a different design? Check out our ranges – they may just inspire you further.