To equip the interior of the living room simply and tastefully does not mean using only cheap materials, the photo clearly shows that simplicity looks stylish and harmonious. How to arrange the hall so that the interior does not seem bland, boring?
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Simple design features
Usually everyone has their own vision of simple design. Someone thinks that this is the use of the simplest finishing and inexpensive furniture. For others, simplicity is synonymous with conciseness in a living room setting, and very expensive materials can be used, only the best quality furniture. Still others, having heard the phrase “simply and with taste”, they imagine a minimum of furniture, the absence of screaming colors and a minimum of decor.
A picture with a simple pattern on the wall, very effectively complements the furniture in the living room.
It is not so easy to make a simple interior of the living room stylish and harmonious. It is necessary to take into account everything - the number of zones, colors, furniture, style, lighting, how many people live in an apartment, and whether guest receptions are planned. Usually, this work is trusted to a specialist, but you can think everything through yourself.
White in the interior of the guest room always looks spectacular
Color is an important detail in the interior of a living room, regardless of the choice of a finishing material. The color scheme has a psychological effect on people living in the house. Color can affect mood, calm or irritate, promote better concentration, invigorate or tire. That is why, making out the interior of the living room simply and with taste, it is necessary to approach the issue of color combinations carefully, thoughtfully.
Bright accent in the form of yellow pillows, dilute the interior of the living room in pastel colors.
So, how do colors affect the psychological state of an average person:
- Blue, as well as its shades have a calming effect, this color relieves tension and reduces stress. If you want to create a working environment or a zone for rest and sleep, it is better to choose shades of blue.
- Yellow fills the atmosphere of dwelling with joy, light. This cheerful color is good for the kitchen and dining room, it looks good in the guest area of the living room.
- Green, like blue, calms and also causes positive emotions. Simple interior in green shades looks alive. This is a summer color, reminiscent of nature. Green tones are good for both the guest area and the bedroom.
- Black is considered a depressive color, which injects depression and despondency. However, combining it with other colors, you can achieve an interesting effect. Such a living room will look simple at the same time, even original.
- White has long been a symbol of purity. This color visually expands the space and fills the room with light, however, you should not use it in a simple interior in large quantities. Completely white room looks cold and uninhabited, recalling medical offices. White combines well with any color.
- Red is full of energy and sometimes aggression. This is a color that strongly influences the human psyche. Too much red gradually begins to irritate, provoke aggression. It is best to use this color as an accent.
Bright colors add freshness to the living room interior.
For the interior of the living room, decorated simply and tastefully, neutral tones are well suited as a background - beige, cream, milky, brown, pastel colors. Brighter shades are best used as additional.
With the help of white, you can create a small Japan in your living room.
Materials for walls, floor and ceiling are important for the general perception of the interior, regardless of the chosen style. These surfaces act as a background for furniture and decor, because it is better to choose simple colors that do not distract from the main composition.
Plain white ceiling is still very popular. The surface can be painted or whitened plaster, but the latter can take too much time and effort. It is much easier to use suspended ceilings - simply and tastefully. The canvas can be matte or glossy. Gloss visually increases the height of the ceiling, making the room more spacious.
Wooden panels look very stylish in the living room interior and highlight the good taste of the house owner.
Important! Too dark or bright color of the ceiling distracts attention from the decoration of the living room, and small rooms visually makes even less.
The simple design of the living room does not suggest too bright colors and fancy patterns. Linoleum, parquet, laminate, carpet can be used as a floor covering. Even self-leveling floors can look appropriate, if you find the right picture. It is appropriate to imitate a wood pattern or a monochromatic coating. From 3D images that are so popular in the case of flood floors, it is better to refuse.
The floor of porcelain tile looks simple and concise in the interior of the living room.
The surface of the walls, having the largest area, sets the tone for the whole interior. From the chosen color and material and the mood of the people in the living room. The easiest finish option is wallpaper, good, options of texture, patterns, colors on the modern market of building materials is enough. In the living room, both vinyl and non-woven wallpapers look good; it is only important to find the right shade.
The picture on the photo wallpaper perfectly complements the minimalist interior of the living room
The simplicity of the interior is in the absence of too much decor, including in the wallpaper. It is better to choose plain wallpaper or low-key pictures in the form of soft stripes. In different parts of the living room, you can use different in color or texture of the wallpaper - this technique allows you to divide the space into zones.
Important! In rooms on the north side it is better to use warm and light shades, while on the south side it is more appropriate to look cooler tones up to blue and gray.
The laconic wallpaper pattern perfectly fits into the overall concept of an uncluttered living room interior.
Choice of furniture
Furniture, like the decoration of the living room, should look simple and without excesses. The central part of the room often becomes a sofa, often modular or folding. During the day you can easily accommodate guests, and at night you can rest or use it as an extra bed for friends left until morning. In small living rooms, corner models of sofas worked well.
To make the interior of the living room look simple and tasteful, try to select furniture of strict geometric shapes without curved details, bright colors, and carvings on the armrests. In order not to clutter the room with unnecessary furniture, you can look at the sofa models with built-in shelves and drawers for storage. In the sofa set, a coffee table is often purchased in simple forms, after which you can have a tea party.
Selecting furniture, it is necessary to be guided by the principles of minimalism. At the forefront is placed compactness and functionality. A good choice for living room is modular furniture with glossy facades. Two or three wall cabinets or open shelves for storage are enough, and the living room will not seem empty.
As for the color of furniture, it is worth starting from the main background of the living room. Looks good in a simple interior with shades like chocolate and wenge, as well as darker brown tones. Dark shades of wood look good on a light background. If the walls are made in neutral colors, you can dilute them with furniture of bright colors - orange, green, blue, yellow. Such furniture will be the center of attention for all who will be in the living room.
Upholstery should be in harmony with the basic colors of the interior, even if you choose bright colors. If when viewing photos with interiors of living rooms, decorated with simple and tasteful, you liked some idea, you should not copy it in and out. Be guided by the individual features of your home.
Harmony in a simple interior creates not only the right color scheme and finish, but also the lighting. Having lamps of different brightness and tone in the living room, you can create the necessary atmosphere in the room.
Similar lighting is used to separate the functional areas of the living room with the help of light. Local lighting highlights the most significant details of the interior. For lighting, wall and floor lamps are used. Most often, such lighting is selected for the recreation area. Soft light, not interfering with rest, will be given by wall sconces, floor lamps and table lamps of the simplest forms and designs.
In the area where the TV is located, there is no need for bright light, here you need to choose a muffled light.
Important! The light source should not be aimed at the screen.
Colored wall lights perfectly complement the area with musical equipment and the bar, if there is one.
Local lighting can be used to highlight not only individual zones, but also specific details of a simple interior. For example, if there is a niche in the living room, you can install a backlight inside it. Thus, it is possible not only to highlight objects in a niche, but also to achieve an interesting visual effect.
This type of living room lighting is becoming more popular, especially in styles such as minimalism and high-tech. Spotlights are used to draw attention to the elements of decor - paintings, statuettes and other objects that you want to draw the attention of guests. In addition, point lighting plays a supporting role.
The spots used in the interior of the living room, look simple and unobtrusive. Such lamps can be presented in the form of one or several spots. Such designs can rotate in different directions, which is not only convenient, but practical. Often purchased spots with a rheostat, which allows you to adjust the intensity of illumination.
The use of different lamps in the simple interior of the living room allows you to make your stay in the room as comfortable as possible. Do not be afraid to experiment, creating interesting light compositions. High-quality artificial lighting transforms the interior beyond recognition.
Buying different lamps, try to match them in the same color and style. So, for lighting the living room is enough chandeliers, located in the main area, complemented by lamps, a desk lamp.
Mixed lighting is good because you don't need to turn on all sources of light. For example, to sit on the couch with a book, you can simply turn on the floor lamp, standing next to or a sconce on the wall. A simple desk lamp may be sufficient for work. At the same time, gathering with friends or a family celebration in the living room will require full illumination.
Making the interior of the living room simply and tastefully does not mean leaving it without decor. Such a design will seem boring, even uninhabited. Various little things complement the simple interior, making the decor complete and cozy. Regardless of the chosen style, you usually use as additional accessories:
- Floor carpet, complementing most often a guest area or a soft seating area;
- Decorative cushions;
- Photos on the walls;
- Pictures, panels;
- Home plants in pots;
- Bouquets of flowers or dried flowers;
- Beautiful vases;
- Big candles;
- Caskets, trunks;
- Chandelier, lamps.
When choosing different accessories to decorate the room, do not overdo it with the quantity and brightness. Busting the decor litters the space, plunging it into chaos.
In modern living room interiors, curtains made of natural fabrics look simple and tasteful without unnecessary drape and decor. On the southern windows it is appropriate to use denser fabrics and rich colors, while for the northern rooms, light and translucent curtains are better suited.
Pillows and bedspreads on the couch should be combined with other decorative elements, such as curtains or wallpaper patterns. If the living room is small, try not to use large patterns on the fabric. For small-sized rooms, small patterns or a dim ornament, almost no different in color from the background, will do.
So, in order to decorate the living room simply and with taste, it is not necessary to resort to the services of professionals, there is enough good instinct, a little imagination. Furnishing your apartment with taste and love, you will get a beautiful and harmonious design, albeit a simple one at a glance.