Designing a home is no easy feat, but if you’re looking for a contemporary aesthetic to bring to your living room, there are many ways to make it attractive with just a few minor tweaks. Modern living rooms make it a priority to have more space while maintaining your room’s essentials. To help you develop a minimalist aesthetic in your living room, here are a few additions that you can hopefully add to make your space better both in function and in design.
Efficient LED lighting
LED lighting is a versatile and practical alternative to fluorescent and incandescent light bulbs. Not only can they be attached to any part of the home, but they also have a dimmer function that allows the light to be moderated depending on its settings besides having the creative liberty to change its colour which is an excellent addition to modern living room spaces.
There’s a smart way to work around limited living room space, and that’s through having mounted accessories. Having the best of both worlds regarding space management without sacrificing room space, you’ll be able to have enough items hung on the wall while having floorspace for other objects and furnishings as well. Wall-mounted shelves and drawers are already commonplace in the kitchen area but having bookshelves in your living room can expand your space for foot traffic and allow you to optimise the area that you have.
Look for places that can function without a shelf or table to support it. Most modern television screens already have an attachment for mounting so it’s good to make use of it while you can. Not only will it be out of reach from kids, but it’ll also be an elegant addition to have your flat screen hung on the wall.
Online shopping through websites such as www.unicol.com can help you gauge your budget for what type of fixture you want to buy, and whether you want it hung from the ceiling or mounted on the wall.
Paintings and photographs
With personalisation comes the addition of yourself. What room won’t be you if you don’t have pictures of you in it? From afar, the collection of organic shapes from your furniture can be a stark complement to the small photos and painting that you have framed. These don’t just help to add a spark of colour into your room, but they also contribute to your room’s story. Don’t get too excited about displaying your entire photo album on the shelves and walls though. If you can, have them colour coded to the room’s aesthetic as contrasts or complements.
Mementoes and collectables
What better way to accent a living room but through highlighting the places you’ve been and your hobbies? Decorating your room with small trinkets such as souvenirs and statuettes can make designing your living room space both an aesthetic and personal achievement. They won’t just add personality to your room but will also make it unique from furnishings cut and pasted from a magazine catalogue.