The fireplace almost always becomes the centre of any room which has one. It’s a good space to organize a recreation area, placing pieces of furniture in such a way that they are facing the hearth, which is the focus of warmth and home comfort. Let’s look at a few ideas and techniques to see how you can decorate the area around the fireplace.
1. Create a masterpiece at the design stage
If you start to think about the question of decoration at an early stage of the project, you have a unique opportunity to make the fireplace a real masterpiece. Using original design and unusual surfaces, you can turn the fireplace area into the most important and brightest decorative element in the room. You will just need to emphasize it with a few details, or you might even choose to leave it without any décor at all.
Fitting everything you need into a small space is not an easy task.
But we’ll explain how to arrange furniture in a living room, so that you can accommodate all your guests and still leave enough room to move.
For tea drinking
Two large sofas (2.15 m), a large coffee table (120 × 60 cm).
Another year has passed and it was one which brought us many amazing moments, discoveries and trends. Let us, however, assume that this forthcoming year, 2017, will be just as productive and full of design and, in particular, décor. You should expect more commitment to everything nature(Note how much more intense saturated green shades become interiors when they are supplemented by shimmering metal elements and furniture made of dark wood. It immediately gives the feeling of a special and ancient decadent spirit in the whole space.)
With so much to do every day, people do not have enough time to remember the need to have a rest at the end of it. We are passionate about the process of achieving our goals, and we rarely remember that we once loved to read, draw, play chess, just engage in simple and pleasant activities, just take a break sometimes and do nothing more than enjoy life and what there is in it. Books, board games or a favourite creative activity, certainly deserve our attention.
Create a cosy nook
Before getting started on the design of the lounge area, you need to find a suitable location for it. Naturally, it needs to be a place which is a set a little apart from the rest of the house, even if it’s actually within one of the other rooms (living room, bedroom, office).
So, you can organize a reading area if:
- You have an attic or mezzanine floor;
- There is a room where the window sills are quite wide;
- There are unused and very deep corners;
- You always dreamed of a hammock or a hanging chair;
- You inherited a luxurious rocking chair;
- The house has a cosy nook.
Of course, the place intended for reading and resting should help to focus the mind, therefore we recommend that you take some time to make the right choice. It’s also best to avoid placing such an area near the kitchen, playroom or children’s room (unless you organize a similar area for the children themselves).
It is worth noting that the chosen reading place should get plenty of natural light, which is why a free spot beside the window is often chosen.
A person who is not involved in the world of design can find it difficult to choose a suitable style for interior decoration, because some of them have points of commonality with each other, which is why confusion arises: materials need to be matched correctly and colours must not be too flashy as this recalls another, similar approach.
Taking living rooms as an example, we’ll compare the features of various interior styles which can be confused with each other and also tell you how to learn to distinguish loft from grunge or eclecticism from the Bohemian style.
Learning to distinguish between similar interior styles
Minimalism and Contemporary
These modern styles have become widespread in different countries due to the fact that they are accessible to people on all levels of income. They provide the foundation for a simple and comfortable environment without complicated details, colour transitions or rare materials.
Minimalism and contemporary have similar features, for example, the interior is furnished with furniture in simple geometric shapes of a fairly large size, inexpensive materials are used for the lining and the basic furnishings are all in neutral shades.
Minimalism implies a laconic style and extreme simplicity in everything. The restraint of the silhouettes can be counterbalanced by good texture and contrasting combinations of pure colours: white and black, grey and red. Decorative accessories are almost never used in a minimalist interior, leaving free space is part of the ascetic.
It’s amazing how the arrival of spring is able to change everything around us, including most people’s thoughts and moods. This is thanks to the special, comforting, atmosphere and the way nature is bursting back to life. Days are longer, the air is brisk, clean and warm, the colours around us seem to bloom, inspiring us to make changes to our interiors. A spring refresh can begin with the reorganization of a space, or you can try out a change to the colour palette, which will also have a very positive impact on the atmosphere in the room in question.
Grey + pink + copper
Sadly, we can’t move walls with a wave of our hands. But we can use optical illusions to make even a small room look bigger than it actually is.
A colourful floor in a bright room will move the walls further apart and make them look higher and wider.
Spring is the season when beauty comes to life, it’s a time of change in the natural world and a time for life to be renewed and refreshed. If you really want to feel the arrival of spring, then you need to let it into your house. All it takes is a few updates to the interior to add a note of spring to it.
Let the house breathe freely!