The use of stone in the living room is a really great way of creating a nature-inspired design and introducing strong textures into the décor. In this room designed by Virginia Tupker Interiors the stone walls are complemented by a variety of different textures and finishes in subdued and earthy colors. Although wooden floors and exposed ceiling beams are not characteristics of traditional interior designs only, they do give this living room a very authentic and well-balanced look.
Studio Historical Concepts gave this traditional living room a very subdued and earthy palette of colors which in turn create a very soothing and comfortable ambiance.
The windows are not large as those seen in many modern and contemporary spaces and rather than standing out they feature elegant curtains and shades which allow them to blend in with the surrounding furniture and decorations. The herringbone parquet flooring adds a subtle retro vibe to the space, featuring a rather colorful design specific to reclaimed wood surfaces.
The windows are large in order to maximize the breezy views and the furniture and decorations have a strong traditional character with a chic mid-century vibe. Here you can see a lot of different textures being combined and layered in order to give this living room an extra cozy and inviting look.
It’s a wonderful strategy employed by studio BDHM design which can also be adapted to suit modern or Nordic-inspired interiors.
Mix a few rustic or traditional details into the décor and the whole space transforms into a wonderfully inviting and pleasant area very much like this stylish living room created by studio AP Design House.
The key here was to balance out the white and light color accents with soft textures and the occasional eye-catching detail. Adding lots of details and infusing it with various little accents, different colors, textures and finishes can add more character to its design and make it feel more like home.
In such a space the color of the walls is usually a neutral and light shade of beige or a similar tone which adds warmth to the room without standing out or being bold in any way. To simplicity this, the room is your typical collection of matching sofas, accent chairs, storage modules and various decorations such as lamps, an area rug and wall art but every one of these elements has a story to tell and lots of small little details to show off. There are a lot of details which are present in a traditional living room which have altogether been removed in modern and contemporary interiors.
Although they’re purely decorative, they do play an important role in the overall scheme of things, ultimately being the details that make the room come to life.
Although traditional living rooms don’t typically have large windows, that doesn’t make space like this one any less authentic. By simply placing a couple of comfortable chairs in front or to the side you can create a cozy sitting area and a perfect spot for reading.