The colours and styles you choose for your front room or living space should obviously reflect your personal style, but sometimes it can be difficult to decide on a colour scheme or style that will fit with the rest of your home and work with the space you already have. UK fashion designer Hussein Chalayan is contributing a series of wearable devices that will detect the emotions of museum visitors and project them into the surrounding space for a piece called Room Tone that will explore anxieties related to city living.
Modern art in the form of the beautiful Rachael Nee piece from the Cube Gallery London is hung in a simple frame above the fireplace whilst from the back of the room the frame itself is framed within the confines of the Jacques Vanroose Challenge sculpture.
The abundance of possibilities makes it feel as though nothing is good enough—before you know it you’ve gone two months without purchasing so much as a lamp because you have to wonder if lamps are even necessary when you already have overhead lighting (yes) or if that 3×5 rug is big enough for your living room (no).
Be careful of cramming a too-large sofa into a too-small space — it’s tempting to go big, but sacrificing walking paths or potential storage space is not always worth it. While there are a lot of different options in living room designs, you definitely want to have enough seating for those living in the house, plus an extra seat or two for the occasional guests.
A bright room will set the tone and mood for anything taking place, and you can also spice that up by adding some bright colored flowers, curtains and furniture that will suit it. In your design ideas, try as much to do away with dark and dull colors.