In such cases as having kids around, this certainly calls for a less vulnerable design that would allow them to roam around without hurting them or breaking anything. There are several types of interior design styles you can choose from, starting from traditional to rustic, transitional to comtemporary and modern.
Since the living room is the very spot were numbers of individuals gather and sit around, choosing a comfortable sofa is a top priority. Consider the type of furniture, greenery and stuffs to be incorporated in your living room.
Remember, there are decors that may look nice but are not fitting into your living room’s design and turns out of place, or worse, distractive. The furnishings in this style are finely crafted and eloquent finished wood tone pieces.
It is important to balance the refined look of the 18th century, all while avoiding becoming overly stuffy and cluttered. While line, color, space, texture, and shape are among the main elements that should be considered, there are also the determinants from other designs.
Aside from that, a lavishly overstuffed sofa, soft accent pillows, framed wall decorations and elegant fabric curtains can also be found in a traditional style interior. As seen in this illustration, the key elements of a traditional style boil down into soft curves, furniture, textiles, details, warm colors and mouldings.
Because of the extra soft pillows on a sumptuous sofa and warm color choices, it makes a simple example of a traditional living room. The warm color combinations of maple and walnut surfaced over the furniture and extravagant sofa set, while curtains traditionally fabricated match the overall design.
An obviously detail oriented design as seen in the wood carving present in the chairs, cabinets and tables. This is one perfect example of an old and classic traditional interior design with all the assortments of antique decors and furniture.
These are designs created presently, occurring on this time and will still undergo changes.
Contemporary even has touches of traditional designs into a more wider, brighter and lighter approach.
Dark and warm colors to a brighter and intricate highlights, coated to bare floor, compact heavy furniture to free moving space, curving and moulding to a simple and plain lines and shapes. An illustration of contemporary design varying from clean lines and shapes on the counters, open spaces starting from extra-wide windows, built-in wall storage and cabinetry, plain designs with no extra carvings and curving.
Striking dark color and patterns on the flooring is added together with the extra wide window that gives natural lighting to the living room. In addition are the plain designed sofa and vanities tucked in the corners leaving movable space.
Wood floors and marbled walls touch up a contemporary look in this likely traditional looking curtains and warm colored ambiance.
Colorful accent pillows in bright yellow and blue, cushioned center table top with serving tray and upholstered pattern sofa sets are quite sleek and nice.
Wider window sizes and glass doors give way to fresh air and natural lighting. Also, the added dark shades of blue and black give life to this large living room.
The space is quite wide and clutter free because of wall installed storage cabinets. As you can notice, there are a few touches of greenery inside, one of them is planted in a sleek center table. West Coast Contemporary is a mixture of several designs like classic and modern.
An awe-inspiring design featuring heavy and dark colors of wooden center table and sofa sets.
The marble wall and fireplace, and exposed heavy timber lingering on an over sized window show off quite a West Coast attitude in a traditional and classic look. A touch of modern here, twisted into a nicely and elaborately designed West Coast Contemporary with large window, wide door opening, and stone fireplace.
Heavy timber exposed on large windows and cathedral ceiling as well as the stone fireplace are among the examples of being a West Coast Contemporary designed living room with a touch of traditional furniture and sofa sets. Glass is a good adornment for this kind of design, and lends to the room’s clean and simple motif.
Modern may be referred to as dull and plain yet it stands out with its own uniqueness, which is believed to be the most calming and free-spirited design among others.
This is one of the most clutter free spaces with no other knick-knacks except a few center pieces, a pair of elephant figurines for diversion and a little frame on top. Walnut floor with a simple and plain sofa accented with a few blue pillows. An open wall revealing rows of cushioned sofa benching around a pair of rattan center tables.
Mid-Century Modern style is recognized through simple clean lines of the furnishings and the geometric design of fabrics and decor items. Graphic or geometric-style wall art, starburst clocks metal mobiles
Simple design with a few throw pillows accented in blue, gold and silver. As you can see there are no other center pieces added aside from a single silver bowl mounted on the table.
Revealing timbers on the ceiling and the walnut floor with a few striking orange shades of pillows and a seat highlight the monotone colors of the design. This is often termed as a small house but this has cottage-style interiors that are with a comforting and relaxing airy space.
Wood plank walls and fireplace accent the white overall tone of the area. Free-spirited design with bamboo center table and a few plants in pots and hanging planter.
Cathedral ceiling on high top while the rustic and old fashioned furniture and carpeting on the floor completes the authentic cabin design. Flaring authenticity on the interior, flashing with huge log wall and ceiling, stone fire place, and vintage furnishing. Cabin style interiors are often represented with wood and stone fireplaces and so does these design. Vintage furnishings and wood planks on the floor, ceiling and wall are visibly making this authentic and rugged.
Chalets are mainly found in colder climates which is why fireplaces are always present. Brick stone fire place provides warmth in this mixed traditional and modern inspired chalet.
High rise log stands in the middle of the house from floor to ceiling.
Nature kissed design with some of the greenery, animal head wall mounts and fur. Cedar flooring and cathedral ceiling are among the wooden elements visible in this design. Of course, the fireplace works perfectly in providing warmth during cold seasons.
Tiled floors and textured walls find a good home in a Mediterranean design. A warm terracotta floor against an off-white stucco wall is a quintessential Mediterranean look.
Place warm terracotta and pale yellows against cobalt blues and dusty lavender.
Southern coast of Europe’s romance and abundance of fragrance, tastes and colors is stirred up in Mediterranean style, where a friendly way of life is mirrored in the design. Rustic furniture and center pieces are eminent in this design in addition to the abundance of flower ornaments and nature-filled painting inspired seen hanging on walls. The clear and and wide windows facing vast wild greenery outside.
Rustic pots with plants and gothic posts blend among the white furnishings and cream colored walls while the dark ceiling beams give contrast. A modern touch in Mediterranean design where beams and ceiling give contrast to the neutral color of the wall and flooring.
Asian design is perfect if you are going for an eastern feel, or if you appreciate balance, tranquility, and order. Colors in Asian design should be light and airy contrasted with a bit of the dramatic.
Consider creams, tans, oranges, and yellows all cut with bold black and reds. Asian style is more of a zen-like inspired atmosphere that evokes serenity and tranquility in its design.
A few symmetrical lines on the floor, natural plants and a few pieces of textured wall art are seen in this design. Vivacious atmosphere with shades of bright colors on the window seat cushions blending into the maple ceiling and floor. A relaxing Asian inspired design with a few spears standing behind the blue glass wall and some ceramic ball centerpieces on the table top.
It is a classic design that uses simple lines and welcoming color palettes along with vintage style and a relaxed atmosphere to build a cozy feel. Straw yellow, dusty periwinkle, and sage green all work well in a country design. When working to build a country design, lean toward a well-worn homestead aesthetic that is relaxed, simple, and welcoming.
But remember to be upbeat and use a bright color palette with straight lines and simple silhouettes. Commonly, country styles would boil down to mostly american folklore or french rural lives reflected right through each design detail. Harking back to the American old days and traditions in farming, handmade textiles and indigenous materials emblem into the theme itself. The simplicity of this country inspired living room is accented with a few picture frames, animal and human figures sitting throughout white painted shelves.
Lively accents of bright yellow and blue awaken the spirit of this area. A few figures and frames are on the shelves while the handmade seat and pillow cover unravel past.
Both finished or raw in tone can be utilized, as long as the wood is not covered in paint or unnatural colors. The form of the crafted items should stand alone as elegant components, without leaning on adornments.
To accent the natural wood tone, keep any metals in the antique bronze, brass, and/or copper range.
These natural colors really build a cozy and warm environment for this living room. The richness of the cool greenery stands out while the hard wood floor and window frames highlights the space with yellow accents contrasting the tone. A searing hot fireplace gives warmth to the area while wooden furniture is attractive in its unique look.
While others try to hide and conceal a lot of building materials, this design is one of the honest and revealing types that stands proudly on its raw and unfinished look. An uncovered ceiling exposing some ducts and a metal screen railing on the second level.
Wood surface and beams above are designed with hanging cloths in white and brown color to add up a vintage motif and earthy tone.
Naturally lit up space glows even brighter with neutral colored walls and furniture. Scandinavian furniture is among the striking and appealing pieces in the design added with a cosy corner fireplace. This is a very distinctive interior design that is an infusion of either Native American and Spanish Styles.
Traditional style is also incorporated with this, working with bold and bright colors, woods like oak, maple or pine, metal details like wrought iron, furniture, walls made of stone or adobe, light colored wood floor, decorative accents like candles, flowers, or animal skins, mosaic tiles and pottery. Perfectly arranged Southwestern design with wood log and slats ceiling, wooden vanities and animal skin thrown on a bench top, as well as a few potted plants.
A simple designed Southwestern living room with log beams and wooden ceiling. Soft furnishings and décor like picture frames, vases, lace, button back chairs or ottomans
Stained glass, decorative lampshades, vases, floral printed seat cover and parquet flooring with patterned carpet touch this room with a Victorian look. An old fashion fireplace tucked in a wooden cabinet border is matched with a floral printed carpet and and seat covers, tiffany lights and a few decorative vases.
A bronze plated mirror and symmetrical wall mounted candle holders are just a few of the Victorian styled pieces. By thinking warm and cozy, and seeking to gain inspiration from nature, you will be well on your way to a rustic design. Handcrafted antiquities are a perfect fit with the rustic design, and look great with folk art. Adding plants to a rustic design can really liven up the space when contrasted with the rich tones of the wood and leather furnishings. It refers to creating an eclectic design that highlights nature, weathered woods, cosy colors and patterns, hand-stitched fabrics, distressed metals and found objects. Quite an overwhelming design of a rustic living room with mahogany colored sofa and ottoman in the center.
Rustic hanging wall decor and potted plants show the nature and earthy side of the design. Very eclectic with a few timeworn items like the pots, stone fireplace and nature-filled motif with all the animal and flower additions. Weathered woods, hand stitched fabrics, an old and rugged sofa set and a few pieces of greenery make it more rustic with a touch of Southwestern design. The shabby chic design is a style that focuses on a lighthearted, comfortable, and well-lived-in feel. Pink and green florals, rust tones cut with greens and golds, or off-whites against soft light blues are all great palette choices for a shabby chic style. All palettes should be dusty, worn, and faded, cut with shiny silver adornments.
In fact, a hodgepodge collection of pieces serves well to build the shabby chic look. This shabby chic room uses simple, and vintage design mixed with bright adornments to complete the look. Here is a shabby chic living room with plenty of white painted furnishings, and simple, bright colors. Silver features add to the feel as the color on the sofa cover makes the look complete. Here is a shabby chic room with classic distressed painted furnishings, and the bright color palette.