In former times living room was only a room for guests. Nowadays the living room is also a place for rest of the hosts of the house.
While zoning spacious placements with open planning one usually assigns the dining zone (dining room) and zone for rest. The totality of these zones is called living room. In the small apartments the living room usually combines functions of common room, place for having guests and room for rest. Therefore it is necessary to choose furniture depending on what function your living room will have.
The furniture producers also mean different sense of word “living room”. Russian, Polish, Czech, Slovenian sets for living rooms often consist of soft furniture (sofa and two armchairs), coffee table and wall unit. West European producers equate living room with dining room and replenish with dining room, chairs and many sideboards, showcases and chests.
This is the reason why it is best of all to choose furniture for your living room element wise according to your own conception of what it should have.
Every living room has its “center”. That can be everything: traditional fireplace, TV-set or system of home theatre. Soft sofas and comfortable armchairs are placed around it.
The small table can become a special appeal of your living room. It is comfortable to drink coffee and read a magazine at it. The original stands, cupboards, counters and other entertainment furniture become the bright elements of décor.
Many elements of furniture in living room are often equipped by the castors or rollers. “Mobile” furniture is very fashionable and comfortable because it is easy to move it from one place to another. In the modern living rooms you can meet not only serving or coffee table on the castors, cupboards for TV-sets and counters for CD on roller supports but also mobile armchairs, sofas and even big bookstands.
Cabinet furniture obligatory presents in all living rooms though in different forms. That can be multifunctional wall units and racks composed of several sections; showcases, sideboards, chests and cupboards for keeping souvenirs, dishes and mess kits; bookcases, wall shelves of different purpose and so on.
The style of living room can be different – from classic to minimalism; in this part of your house the boldest experiments in combination of styles are possible.
If your house is often full of guests, choosing color gamut it is appropriate to use warm shades (red, orange, yellow) which create the elated mood in the room.
If the living room is a place of rest and relaxing first of all, it is worth thinking about cold shades – blue, green, light blue. It is also possible to divide living room into two part using different colors.
Thinking about the systems of lighting remember that the upper illumination should create the atmosphere of festival and different side light sources give the feeling of intimacy and coziness.