The living-room establishes complex relationships with the other rooms in your home, relationships which ensure you the comfort you need to have at home. The living-room gathers all the decorative power of your house and it leaves the strongest impression with all your friends and relatives who come to visit. The living-room also has to represent that room where you take your meals, therefore being very important that it has a certain ambiance.
If you are thinking of separating the areas of a living-room according to their functions, you should do this by combining different kinds of finishes, different colours and different textures. The space in your living-room should be flexible and it should adapt to the function you want it to have very quickly.
Whether the kitchen is an open or a closed room, the place where you serve your meals should be either a continuation of the kitchen or a specialized area of the room. Here is a complex relationship between two main functions of your home. The ease area or the discussion area becomes the centre of mass of the living-room, the other areas of this room being subordinated to this one.
This spatial subordination can also be obtained through the finishes you make, through lights and furniture, all of these being subordinated to the spatial concept you have in mind.
When it comes to current trends with this room, the most important thing is that it is very enlightened. Colours are very helpful with this detail and the pieces of furniture which have very rigorous geometrical figures complete the calm atmosphere in the room. The combination of colours and textures is inspired from nature.
The current trend consists of using bookshelves made of modules because these can change the entire design of this room. These modules should have a light structure, but also a very solid one and combining them with different contrastive materials highlights a discrete elegance.
The relaxation area in your living-room has been marked by the textiles on the floor, the textiles used today reminding us of the Japanese tatami. The lighting equipment is made of manuscript paper and it keeps the same elegant touch. Such a minimalist decoration is perfectly suited to the small spaces in our apartments.
When it comes to materials and colours, you should define certain interest areas and decorate them properly. You can combine the floor with ceramics, the areas decorated in wood representing the soft areas in your living-room, which are meant to ensure your relaxation. The comfort and the balance of the space in this room are ensured by the simplicity in your home, by the way you choose your colours and by the way you choose your materials.
Moreover, you should use some pieces of furniture which have simple geometrical lines. You should also go for mirrors and for drapes in this room, these adding even more elegance to the room. You can turn to some spots, which ensure more light in your room, lights being very important, too.