FURNITURE IN THE INTERIOR LIVING ROOM
There is one general law in home improvement: as soon as the family breaks up with “cramped” living conditions, a living room appears in the house, like a kind of front room. By definition: a living room is a room for receiving guests. In tight housing conditions, guests also need to be received somewhere, and this option: “living room-bedroom”, “living room-kitchen” also deserves attention. But we begin with the living room as a separate room.
Historically, in the living room of country mansions and castles in the Middle Ages, a central place was given to a fireplace. And now, in our time in country houses and even in some modern apartments, living rooms are decorated with a fireplace, giving this room a cozy and aristocratic look. Not so long ago, at the design exhibition, the first prize was given to the interior of the living room, where the fireplace, located in the center, not only illuminated the room with soft reflections of fire, but also rotated itself. Thanks to this non-standard design decision, the living space has changed, and the now fashionable “fluidity of the interior”, the ability to transform.
But a fireplace, as an interior decoration, is not necessarily present in every living room. But the creation of an original and comfortable atmosphere in this room is perhaps one of the most interesting and important tasks in the arrangement of a house or apartment. Indeed, in addition to occasionally appearing guests, family members gather in this common room every evening: chatting, relaxing, watching TV.
The interior of the living room is selected depending on the tastes, age, social status and, finally, the solvency of the owners of the apartment. There are no restrictions and strict recommendations, except for the correspondence of the interior elements to the chosen style. And the advice of a professional designer will help you create a harmonious atmosphere.
The living room can be decorated in a classic, solid and always fashionable style, talking about your respectability and healthy conservatism. The furniture in it is noble and majestic, recalls the castles of French and English aristocrats. Such furniture is a work of art, produced by reputable factories, sometimes made to order manually by cabinetmakers. The wood in it is expensive and processed in a special way: bog oak, cherry, walnut and even rosewood. Rare varieties of mahogany and ebony, mother of pearl, bronze plates, and gilding are used for inlays.
Classic furniture made of valuable wood, being influenced by time, is being transformed into modern, but no less expensive options. Wood is still expensive and has undergone complex technological processing, but in the proportions, appearance and decor, the influence of modernity is great: straight lines, more strict forms of brass and brushed nickel. So now a respectable classic in the living room may look.
And if you are young and energetic, a lover of radical changes and bold experiments, the style of modern technologism will quite get along in your living room. In it, such elements of a “technogenic” aesthetics as an aquarium suspended on a metal rod, which simultaneously performs the function of a lamp, will be quite appropriate. Interiors in this style involve furniture made of bright or transparent-ice plastic combined with metal, a lot of glass. For example, glass sliding interior partitions instead of walls, thanks to which the living room, hallway and kitchen can be transformed into a large single space. Plastic shelves and cabinets with glass doors, as if hanging in the air – all this creates the image of modernity and novelty, causing associations with space stations from science fiction films.
And if you are a travel lover and often bring objects you like that can not only remind you of a wonderful vacation, but also decorate the interior, then your living room will become an original piece of art. Grandma’s wooden sideboard, which retained the smell of time and childhood memories, and Indian embroidered pillows and painted Japanese vases, and Central Asian handmade carpets “get along” in such an interior. So people create their surroundings who are calmed by the magic of their favorite things, and the interiors in such houses acquire their originality and individuality.
The stylistic originality of the living room is determined by your taste and character, but if you plan to use the living room for its intended purpose – to receive guests, then it is necessary to provide for the possibility of organizing dinner parties. And from this point of view, the most popular solution of recent years is the living room as a spacious room with many functional areas. European youth fashion involves a reception in the form of lounging guests and light snacks: food trays move on an elegant serving table or are placed on wall dressers and consoles. Fashionable low furniture is perfect for these purposes: small cabinets-shelves made in the tradition of Japanese furniture. They are extremely convenient: they can be combined and rearranged.