Samantha Clayton Sofa June 28th, 2018 - 01:55:57
A great way to get some idea of what types of colours and shades will perfectly go with the existing decor and lighting of your living room is to take a few photos of your living space in a number of different light settings.
To put it simply, straight lines are out and curves are in when it comes to our lounge rooms and living spaces in order to create a more relaxed and naturally appealing environment.
It is crucial that you measure your space and work out the ideal size that your sofa needs to be. Think about how many people you need to seat regularly and where the best placement in the room would be (keeping in mind doorways and other furniture pieces). It's a great idea to measure your current sofa to get an idea or alternatively, measure out on the ground with masking tape or newspaper different sizes. This will help you visualise the item in the room and how you move around it. Secondly, even though it may fit within your required space the overall proportion will impact the look within the room. A sofa with chunkier or heavier overall proportions will appear larger in the room, whilst a sofa that is raised from the floor and has slim arms and seat proportions will appear lighter and visually consume less space. Use this to your advantage, look for heavier styles if you are looking to fill a large room and vice versa, and be aware of the impact the showroom has on the look of the sofa, in general showrooms will be very open and have high ceilings, making all sofas look smaller than they are.
A great thing to get hold of is a colour card so you can get samples of the other colours you have in your living area and match them against sofas you're interested in to get an idea of how well it will work in the space you have in mind.
Designing your lounge and choosing the right designer sofa are based on personal choices. If you are thinking of having a minimalist living room, you need to choose a simple yet multipurpose sofa. However, a soft and fluffy designer sofa is perfect if you want to create a homey living room. Fabrics, colors and designs are some vital factors that you also need to consider. Your living room is an extension of your personality so choose according to your heart's content.
If you are in love with the fabric then consider how you can change it out. Really patterned sofas have gone out of style. Now it's all about the neutral colors of sofas and solid fabrics. However, a few decades ago floral prints and stripes were all the rage. This is very common when you go with secondhand sofas. You can just break this up simply by changing out a lot of the throw pillows and neutralizing the couch with solid colors of pillows and throw blankets.