At dl design, we create living rooms that marry comfort and intuition. Our specialty is designing high-end spaces that exude warmth and invitation. After all, living rooms are for living! Explore a few ways to let your living room radiate luxury and simplicity all at once.
Design by Melanie Turner Interiors
1. Furniture Arrangement
Nothing lets a living room shine like proper placement of furniture. Make the most of your space by aligning your furniture with the layout of the room. Float furniture in the room, rather than pushing it against a wall, and keep the entry ways into the space open for spacious appeal. The room should feel like it opens up and greets you when you walk in!
Loving your living room is easy when you’ve got great lighting! Lighting is a key mood creator and sets the tone of the space; made especially easy with dimmers. Dimmers are recommended for living rooms because they allow experience of the best lighting at all times of day. Great lamps can make all the difference, so be sure to keep them current and stylish. Choosing a high-quality lamp base is really important because it adds a pop of color and can anchor the room, allowing you to switch out lampshades whenever you feel the need to change it up a bit. After all, the right lampshade may just transform the space.
The larger the rug, the larger the room will feel, so always remember to choose a rug that adequately fills the space. Area rugs are also a great way to express your individuality and design sensibility. Some recommendations include a textural neutral with a soft pile, a sisal look alike in wool or nylon, or an antique Oushak with a pattern and layers of color.
4. Throw Pillows
Invest in high end throw pillows with quality down inserts and luxurious fabrics. Decorative pillows have an amazing way of completely transforming a room's feel and mood. Pillows are an easy way to shift the room from season to season, and I love having a few fresh pillows for Spring/Summer and a cozy set for Fall/Winter.
Coffee table books are another great way to express your individuality! Keep a few of these books on hand to reflect you and the things that bring you joy. They make for great display in your built ins/bookcases too. Books can come from your travels, your hobbies, or your passions in life. Gorgeous coffee table books not only function as a decorative piece, they also serve as great conversation starters.
I’m a firm believer in creating spaces that feel lived in. I want every space I design to have those feelings of love, friends, and comfort – that warmth that makes a house a home. Living rooms are places of centrality, and I hope you enjoy my tips on making your living space a little more lovable!