Your lounge is a place of solace, a place where you can relax in a space of your own, making it as comfortable and in tune with you as possible. While it can be tricky to get started, there are a few ways to get going. Whether redesigning the whole area or sticking to certain elements of your existing look, designing the perfect lounge is just another way to love your home.
Colour it happy
The colour of a room sets the tone for the atmosphere. Darker colours will close in a room where is lighter will widen it out, which should be the guiding factor when considering room colour. Neutral colours are usually suggested as they allow for the style to be changed without too much adjustment, where as bright, vibrant colours can be restricting when considering your décor choices. But if you love bright, go bright.
I love it when a plan comes together
One of the easiest mistakes you can make when planning your lounge is to fill it with furniture and décor options before knowing exactly what space you have to work with. Planning is everything. You can soon make the room feel cramped or, worse, you could end up with a mismatched mess that makes you feel on edge. Instead, measure out your space and take note of your room’s dimensions; this will ensure you can properly plan out your couches, occasionals, coffee table and any other bits and pieces, décor or otherwise.
On the other hand, fitted furniture can also be a great way to effectively use space, created bespoke to your specifications. Furniture like this will also be unique to you and your home. This can be the best way to utilise your space without cluttering it. A well-balanced lounge is comfortable and usable, the perfect place for you to relax.
Mirror, mirror on the wall
Mirrors are brilliant at extending rooms and creating depth, perfect for smaller rooms or those with an unconventional shape. A bare wall can make the room appear cramped, especially so if there is furniture near it too, creating a solid barrier. While pictures and other décor options are essential, mirrors contrast by allowing for movement and light, giving added space to a room. Strategically-placed lamps are another way to achieve this at night, awakening areas with yellow light, allowing for a warm environment. Whether next to a couch, highlighting a signature furniture or décor piece, or in the corner, a nice lamp is a wonderful way to create a comfortable ambiance.
Consistency is key
While not everyone has the same style or ideas of comfort, visually-appealing spaces will always have an over-riding or underlying theme. If you don’t have a consistent theme for your living room, a wild mix of styles, colours and materials could make it far less relaxing. Visually speaking, colours, patterns, shapes and arrangements all play a part in our individual enjoyment of a space. Keep a theme in mind and stick to it. If you are not a fan of a clean-cut space, perhaps try a Bedouin or Moroccan feel – with many relaxed colours and patterns, all falling within the same style. If you prefer a neat, modern style consider glass tables, large windows, tonal sofas and earthen décor additions which emphasise clean edges and lines.
Gotta Start Somewhere
Sometimes you can struggle when selecting your theme or deciding what elements you want to show. Why not start with a signature piece and go from there? Whether a chair, TV cabinet, painting or table, it’s easier to work around an item you like and fit the rest of the room around it. With a colour range and style of its own, make the item feel at home in the room.
If stuck, trust professional advice when designing your lounge. Whether paints, colour palettes, décor or furniture, there are professionals you can trust. With an understanding of design and trends, professionals can guide you and answer your questions along the way with experience, ensuring you create a space you can enjoy over and over again.
Expert advice, as well as a rounded selection of home furniture options are what you need when designing your perfect lounge. When considering furniture for your style, be sure to consider some stunning ranges available from Basis Furniture.