Living rooms usually take on many functions. We like to rest there, bond with the family, have our meals, and above all, it is the reception of guests and home gatherings. We want to spend our free time in a cosy, stylish and comfortable room, so renovating that room often is very important. Depending on the condition of the room and what you want to do with it, you will need a different set of work. It is important to decide in advance what needs to be done and whether it will be possible to do the work yourself or for some of it is better to call a specialist. When it comes to major repairs, it is especially important to outline a sequence of stages of work and stick to it.
Yes, we know furniture usually comes last when renovating, but as it is the most exciting part, we decided to begin with it. It is good to decide what furniture and where it will be at the stage of planning the renovation so that no unfortunate surprises happen later. Naturally, all furniture should match the living room’s size, colour and style, harmonise with each other, and be made of high-quality and safe materials.
Among the mandatory pieces of furniture for the living room are a sofa, a coffee table, a wall or shelf, a, for some, a TV stand. You can also provide a few armchairs or ottomans, a chest of drawers, a desk, a dining table with chairs etc. If the area allows, you can organise several functional zones in the living room, which you can distinguish.
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Do not forget about the accessories, which add a bit of zest to the interior of the living room. In some cases, the decoration details play a primary role in the perception of the space of the room: if furniture and decoration in neutral colours are used, then accessories and textiles help to set the mood in the living room. All lighting elements, pillows, carpets, blinds, tablecloths, vases, and paintings must be in harmony with each other and the furniture in the living room. It is important not to cross the limits of the rational. Otherwise, the space will be perceived as cluttered, and the eye will not be able to focus on any object, making the room uncomfortable for a long stay.
Start decorating from the ceiling and walls and finish with flooring. If the surface is already plastered, sanded, and primed, you can proceed directly to the finish. If plasterboard sheets were used to level the surface of the ceiling, then the seams between them must be repaired so that the surface is completely flat and suitable for finishing work.
When it comes to flooring, it’s important to find a balance between stunning and good performance, especially if you love having friends and guests over. On the other hand, the flooring should be easy to clean, so we can recommend using laminate parquet or linoleum for the living room.
Now it is time to talk about the not-so-fun part, which is the actual project development. Before you even start dreaming about how beautiful your living room will be, you should consider a few factors. Are there kids or any disabled people in your household? If so, the design needs to accommodate their needs to make sure they feel comfortable. Do you plan on doing another renovation in the next ten years? If not, you might need to rethink your furniture choice and go for more classic models and not for trends that will be out of style in a year.
Also, consider where your electric installations, such as sockets and switches, are positioned. They need to be in a place with easy access and hidden by furniture, as it will have a better aesthetic look.
When planning a renovation in the living room, especially if it is a major renovation, it is important to imagine as clearly and in detail as possible what you want it to look like. This will help you avoid mistakes in choosing the wrong furniture, colour palette, etc. It is also important to determine what work can be done independently (by you) and what is best left to professionals. Following a plan, choosing high-quality repair materials, and the conscientious execution of all work guarantees that a major repair of the living room will not be needed for a long time in the future.