The previous blog was designed to help you understand the advantage of sustainable furniture, so in this one let’s take a lighter route and focus on the aesthetic of the living room.
When it comes to decorating your living room, the most important thing to consider is your personal style, which if you are unsure of, there are plenty of magazines and videos on Youtube that give you a better understanding of popular aesthetics, so you can make a better and more informed decision. Knowing what to do or where to start can be overwhelming, sure - but one good way to start tackling this issue is by understanding your space, budget and more importantly your own style, so that you are happy with what you finally end up with.
The living room is the first impression of your home, and we understand that as you change so does your taste and over time you will want to add a few pieces or remove them. To help you with this living room interior design dilemma, let’s discuss a few things that might help you.
Sofa is crucial, where else will you Netflix and Chill? Its importance cannot be understated, it is the single most important piece of furniture you can own. It is where you will entertain guests, lounge, take a nap or laze when you are sick. A sofa comes in different shapes and different styles (kind of like people, you need to know which one is the best fit for you) you can choose between a loveseat, modular, divan, or traditional sofa. No matter the style you choose, keep in mind that it is a long term investment, so plan your purchase accordingly and keep in mind the sustainability issue we discussed in our last blog. Also keep an eye out for natural upholstery, it feels heavenly and its breathability is unmatched. There are plenty of natural upholstery fabrics to choose from – cotton, wool, linen, silk, and velvet.
Besides offering seating space, chairs add a contrast of colour and fabric to your living room aesthetic. Chairs like their bigger contemporary sofas are incredibly diverse, even more so than sofas to be honest and like sofas try to make sure they are sustainable, because chairs for your home are an investment and an extension of the living room aesthetic so we consider it a good idea to follow the maxim - splurge a little now, save a lot later.
Depending on the height of the sofa or chair, you can add an end table or console table to the living room. Go for natural wooden tables that are sleek and simple, but you can also go a highly ornate route for a more turn of the century aesthetic, maybe you could even go for a really sleek high grade metal for a futuristic feel, but do make it matches the other furniture.
The option for miscellaneous decor are many, one that comes to mind is a bookshelf or a decor stand to display your erudition and memorabilia, while tying that look in with your end table, but make sure that your bookshelf or decor stand is well maintained.
Natural wood and close packed corners during the rainy season are a welcome sign for mould. You also need to make sure that the area behind and in –between is vacuumed regularly to keep out the millions of dust particles that will eventually breed the dreaded dust bunnies that haunt the corners and the underbellies of your furniture.
Another little marvel is the wall art, make sure it’s something that really gets you going when you see it, or puts a little smile on your face, its uniqueness should be undoubted by which we mean it should have a personal touch to it. An area rug is the final little sprinkle to your iving room that just makes it look like the complete package, make sure it accents the colour of your sofa to really bring out the colour scheme you are going for.
In the end you don’t really have to take our word for it, your living room is your’s alone and you can go in a completely different direction as you see fit, make sure you study up, do a little research on your part to really find what you like and what would make your living room, come to life !
Karpentree is doing really incredible things in the living room segment of home furniture and best of all its made by furniture makers from Kerala, so it’s authentic, handmade and good solid furniture to say the least.