LIV­ING IT UP WITH YOUR IN­TE­RIOR

Style Magazine - - Interior -

The liv­ing room is where we spend most of our time, and it’s cer­tainly the room our vis­i­tors see the most of — so it’s im­por­tant the space is both func­tional and stylish.

New in­te­rior de­sign trends are start­ing to emerge: think warmer colour pal­ettes with earthy tones, lay­er­ing nat­u­ral ma­te­ri­als and tex­tures, and softer fur­ni­ture shapes.

Be­fore you start search­ing “lounge room ideas Aus­tralia” and get­ting to­tally over­whelmed, it’s im­por­tant to go back to ba­sics and ask your­self how the space is go­ing to be used, as your de­sign de­ci­sions and dec­o­ra­tive choices will be in­flu­enced by the use of the room.

Curvy, plump shapes are grow­ing in pop­u­lar­ity for so­fas and oc­ca­sional chairs, and their sculp­tural form is a great way to be­gin mod­ernising your space.

Vel­vet and velour are here to stay, so if you’re only mak­ing mi­nor dec­o­ra­tive up­dates to your lounge room, try adding vel­vet with cush­ions in an earthy colour palette, or even a vel­vet ot­toman or arm­chair.

LIV­ING ROOM WALL IDEAS TO TRANS­FORM YOUR IN­TE­RIOR

Mir­rors are reg­u­larly used for liv­ing room wall decor as they add light and am­biance, as well as cre­at­ing the il­lu­sion of more space — es­pe­cially if placed on the op­po­site side of the room to a win­dow.

If you’re think­ing of try­ing out some­thing bold but are wor­ried about the cost (or even chang­ing your mind), try re­mov­able wall­pa­per.

Easy to in­stall and re­move (as the name sug­gests), re­mov­able wall­pa­per is be­com­ing more pop­u­lar and is a su­per prac­ti­cal and af­ford­able way to dec­o­rate your liv­ing room walls.

The best bit? It’s not per­ma­nent, which is great if you’re rent­ing.

TIME FOR A MA­JOR LIV­ING ROOM MAKEOVER? START WITH A STATE­MENT SOFA

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