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How to Choose a Couch to Steal the Show

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Effectively consolidating a living space starts with analyzing your lifestyle. Where the furniture is placed in a living room determines how the owner of that home lives. A living room definitely sees more movement than anywhere else in a home. If the living room is big then the decision is required to exactly how much of the living room couch should occupy. Whether living on your own or with a family, a living room is a significant space. This room is where the family spends time together, and it is the room most of the guests will spend the majority of the time in.

Love hosting dinner parties and evening get-together? Then the couch should be the star of the living room. Couch- the star should be surrounded with chairs and colorful cushions to create multiple seating spaces. The couch is the center of any living room, the furniture section around which the whole interior scheme of furnishing is created. That is why it has to perfectly integrate with the other furnishings in the room. A simple couch or one with a trivial L-shape would be possibly best suitable. When a couch becomes the pivotal point of a living room, the selection of a roundish couch shapes that take up a more space but provide a lot of seating should be selected. A smaller couch will obviously be more suitable for a small living room. With less space, a couch is going to be in the limelight, so it is vital to pick something that is useful and practical but is also of a sturdy design that carries and matches the rest of the furniture and space.

Retro but not history

Creating a perfect equilibrium between cosiness and style is a daunting task. An amazing idea would be to transform the living room having a trendy and unique setting which is perfect for entertaining family and friends. Use of retro styling and using design styles of past eras would also add to the culture appeal. A retro-style living room couch can be the talk of the town. A living room couch design of each era has their share of patterns, colors and appeal that will define the personality of every owner differently.

Retro style can indicate to pop-culture. A couch from the 1950's style will have the touch of modern furniture with a slender shape placed against brazenly decorative wallpapers along with retro style accessories and side stools. The 1960's had more spirited, with powerful patterns and waves of color. Low coffee tables and sideboards were very widespread. The 70’s era couch had high voltage prints in bold and dynamic shapes. The 1970's saw the couch becoming a bit bulkier and chunky. A rounder shape was a very popular setup for the living room which was meant to serve as a gathering area for groups of people.

This styling has been done by South Korea based Style-K.

With a splash of color

Color plays an extremely vital role in setting up the warm and inviting atmosphere. The color chosen for the living room couch should match the rest of the furnishings. The couch color should blend in with the accessories in the living room and make it stand out. A very simple and popular strategy is to choose a couch in a color that’s similar to that of the walls or the main color used in the room and to decorate it with accent pillows in a bold and vibrant color. In this case, grey and orange are two colors that look beautiful together. For homes that have pleasant views is to try to bring some of the nature inside by using colors that match the ones visible through the windows. For example, living room decorated with shades of green and blue describes a lovely fresh courtyard. Colors such as beige, brown and grey, perceived as neutrals earthy colors can create warmness in a home. The colours used in a living room are a mirror image of the owner’s personality and which influences everyone’s attitude and thoughts. For example, red colour couch raises a room’s liveliness. A red couch draws people together and stimulates conversation. Yellow splashes the joy of sunlight and communicates happiness and feels expansive and welcoming.

Patterns that matter

Trendy patterns for a living room couch can be created by using floral prints and mixing patterns with a specific colour theme which helps in anchoring the living room space. Pattern and colour can also be added from the throw pillows or other accent features.

Based on respective season, living room and its comfy couch can be updated with a few new accessories. A few pops of colour and interesting pattern, colourful small decorative pillows, and maybe a trendy side table can give the living room a new look. Remember to keep large patterns in check by controlling them to precise spaces which will keep the large patterns from taking over the room.

Large flowery prints and super-sized streaks are fanciful dashes that give a living room a pleasant appearance. Kindle the intellects with adequate use of textures, including a rough underfoot jute rug enhanced by informal wallpaper.

Fresh and modern

A living room, décor can be done up in a modern style which matches the personal style, so that a home speaks out preferable tastes and choices. A modern looking couch with natural wood surfaces or metallic finishes is a great way to show off inner decorative style (modernista). Decorating a contemporary living room with a modern couch can be helpful in pulling together a stylish, modern home. Modern style furniture looks best when a home is well-maintained and uncluttered. The look of modern style furniture in any room can be enhanced with clean lines and an organised colour theme.

Go minimalist

Minimalistic style living room follows the principle of keeping things to scale. Possibly all interior designers emphasise the importance of furniture size. As the saying goes “Correctly scaled furniture can make or break a room,’. Picking the right size is one aspect, the other is figuring out how the couch should be oriented. Correct decision where the couch should be placed with minimalistic style and the neat look are very important. If a family usually enjoys sitting in front of the TV then the couch should be placed there. If the family enjoys entertaining guests, a cosy couch area can be created facing the bar or the fireplace. The minimalistic style living room can also have a coffee table which slides underneath a settee or couch thus providing additional seating. Minimalistic style is all about living well with less.  Remove the excess and clutter. It's important to measure the space and choose furniture wisely while blending the furniture into the background.

Make it a surprise

A visually appealing couch is important but functionality is important too when it comes to selecting a material for a living room couch. Normally the love to indulge in a plush, white suede couch is tempting but so difficult to maintain. Suede can be difficult to maintain with pets and small children. Leather, mostly in darker colors is dependable in elegance and generally goes well with age, and is easy to clean. It is important to determine the priorities when selecting the upholstery material for a couch. For example, if the living room has to look elegant and classy, a leather couch would be ideal. The fabric considered must be more casual. The most long-lasting fabric options include cotton, synthetic microfiber and linen. If there are pets or small kids around, stay away from upholstery material that can stain easily or are tough to preserve.

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