If you’ve been dreaming of a luxury living room but thought it was out of your reach because you don’t live in an architectural masterpiece, don’t give up. You can still create a luxurious living room that will wow your visitors just by paying attention to detail, style, and statement pieces. These Luxury living room ideas have a certain feel and sophistication to them and you can create that same feel anywhere. Read on for some luxury living room ideas that will get your inspiration firing.
Luxury living room ideas
The biggest piece of furniture in most people’s living rooms is the sofa. No matter what design you choose for your living room, you are going to have to incorporate your sofa into it or it won’t work. If you’re looking for a new sofa, think about shape, colour, and texture. Luxury sofas can be quite minimalist, with neutral colour palettes and quite close to the ground so that they don’t take up too much vertical space. Leather sofas are always a luxurious choice as well and cruelty-free synthetic leather sofas are also becoming more common if you want the look of a leather sofa without using leather.
Another important consideration for sofas in a luxury living room is placement. Rather than having your sofas circling the edges of the room, it is better to have them pulled together to create an intimate conversation area. If you don’t have the room to bring your sofas into the centre, you can still use colour and texture to give a luxurious feel.
2) Coffee and side tables
If you have space, use a coffee table as the centrepiece to the conversation area you have created with your sofas, along with some side tables at the corners. Choosing the right table is important because it becomes the focal point when you are sitting on the sofas. Choose one that fits in with the feel and style of the overall design that you are choosing. So, for instance, if you are aiming for a modern look, you should get a coffee table that fits in with that theme. Perhaps one that is minimalist with sleek lines and a neutral colour. Choosing an old fashioned or fussy table would clash with the rest of the room and the whole look wouldn’t pull together.
3) Feature wall
Despite what you may have heard, feature walls aren’t dead. They are alive and well, but perhaps with a little twist if you want your living room to feel luxurious. Rather than making your feature wall one block colour or choosing a flowery wallpaper print, think about your feature wall as being a piece of art. You could take that literally and have someone come in and paint a unique mural, or you could play with geometric shapes and lighting to really bring your feature wall to life.
Luxury living rooms are all about texture. You want your design to have depth and feel expensive, and that is very difficult to do without incorporating texture. Texture can be used in any part of the room, so bringing in a shaggy rug, then a bookcase with books and ornaments made of different materials, rough wood around the fireplace, and wall art that gives a 3D feel can all add texture. Lighting can bring in textural elements as well. Think about where the light cast from your lighting sources will go. Where will it add shadow? Should the light be harsh or soft?
5) Take the decor up to the ceiling
A mistake that many people make is to forget about the higher parts of their room. If you want your living room to look luxurious, the design needs to go all the way up to the ceiling. It’s no good having luxury on the ground but then a plain white ceiling at the top.
Think about lighting features. Chandeliers are getting really popular at the moment and you can get some really lovely modern designs that can be a real statement piece for a luxury living room. If you have bookcases, you can take these right up to the ceiling too to really make the room feel big and bold.
6) Think about your colour plan
A luxury living room isn’t married to any particular style, but the style does need to be cohesive. A popular choice for luxury living rooms is to go with deep, dark colours. This gives the feel of an aristocratic study. The dark colours can be offset with metallics and plenty of lighting choices.
Alternatively, you could choose a lighter neutral main colour scheme, but with accent colours dotted around the room. This gives the living room a fresh modern feel. If you want to go all out with the neutral, minimalist look you could always give monochrome a try. This is definitely a bold choice, but it really does look modern and luxurious. Other popular luxury schemes include industrial, mid-century modern, and contemporary.
One of the best ways of bringing your living room into luxury is to include artwork. Art is design and choosing the right art pieces can really elevate a room and bring together the theme. One aspect of luxury living rooms is to not make the TV the focal point of the room. In fact, it is often hidden away in really clever ways. What should be the focal point is a piece of art. This could be a painting that ties in with your colour plan, it could be a statement chandelier, or even a sculpture.
The bottom line
Anyone can have a luxury living room if they put the time and effort into creating it. Taking the time to think about the theme you want, the colour plan, and the furniture you want to include is important if you want it all to tie together. But when it does, it can take people’s breath away when they walk into it.
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