Renovating your home is both one of the most frustrating things that you can do for your living space, as well as one of the most exciting things, too.
On the one hand, effectively having a chunk of a room, or even the entire room, completely off-limits for use can be a real hassle, especially if your renovations are taking more than a few days.
However, there is the potential for almost limitless creativity in your renovations too. The sky is the limit for what you can accomplish.
Well, that and your wallet.
One of the things that can help you cut down on both time taken to make your changes, as well as how much it is costing you, is having an idea of what you want your renovation to look like.
In this list, we are going to help you do just that, supplying you with a list of ideas for converting your living room into a fresh new luxury living space.
Whether you wish to try out these ideas one-for-one in your home, or they simply serve as a little inspiration, is entirely up to you!
1. Large Scale Art
Starting this list with a room concept that will be a surefire hit in virtually every home, we have this amazing concept by Melanie Morris.
The core principle behind it is simple, and one that you’ll see quite a lot as we go through this list. And that is the idea of using a single large item as the main focus of your living room.
One of the things that help draws the human eye and attention is the presence of a large image or object, especially when moving into an unfamiliar room.
Often, when going into a boring or ordinary room, this ends up meaning that your eyes are drawn to the large and main objects in the room, principally the couch, or a TV that sticks out from the surrounding colors and theme.
Maybe a coffee table is there, depending on the home, but that’s it.
Using a large piece of art, ideally, one that takes up the largest part of a wall, that can draw a newcomer’s eyes to it, is a great way of establishing that this is a room that has had time, care, and attention put into it.
Plus, it can also act as a starting point to then allow a person’s eyes to wander from the painting to the rest of the room, where you can use even more of the following ideas!
2. Penthouse Living Room Style
Nothing screams glamour and luxury quite like pristine white, especially when it is on furniture.
So, if you’re looking for a living room concept that attracts your attention, going for white furniture is a surefire way of making your home stand out.
Especially when you pair those white couches and chairs with good analogous colors, such as an off-gray, or even a silvered mirror, as this room is done!
(Don’t worry about those ideas of color, we’ll come back to them soon enough!)
3. High-Ceiling Living Room
Now, this is a fantastic concept if you’ve got a living room with plenty of room above your head.
If you happen to have a living room space that has a noticeably higher ceiling than standard rooms, then you have an interesting problem on your hands.
See, normal-sized furniture and objects simply aren’t going to look right when placed in a room like this. Far too much space will be left above a certain point, leaving your living feeling somehow both claustrophobic, and yet too open all at once.
However, this also presents us with a rather unique opportunity at the same time.
Remember how we discussed that a large centerpiece object can help draw the eye to the rest of the room?
Well, this is an opportunity to make a much bigger first impression when entering this living room.
It doesn’t necessarily have to be an enlarged bookshelf, as this design has done. A large art piece or some other unique design feature will also work incredibly well for a room like this!
4. Good Color Scheme
Now, this can be a critical piece of design to consider when renovating a living room space.
Color is a vital part of every room design that you see, as it, like a main object or feature in a room, is helping to draw your eye or establish a theme or mood that you should be feeling when entering the space.
So, making sure that there is a thoroughness to that color scheme is essential. You don’t have each wall a wildly different color from one another, creating way too much visual noise for a person entering the room to process.
When choosing colors then, picking one or two colors that compliment each other is essential. Three colors are starting to get a little visually busy, but can still work when used with the right objects.
The items in your room should reflect the wider color scheme too, such as your couches, chairs, coffee tables, floors, and carpets. Even wall features need to take a room’s color scheme into account.
5. Keep Styling Simple
So, moving on from the subject of colors, there is also another factor that you need to consider, one that this room design also by Melanie Morris handles very well.
Having a room full of objects and furniture might be just another familiar part of a home for residents, it creates a very cluttered effect for people entering it, and also gives the effect of it being cramped, even if the objects themselves do not take up too much space.
So, making sure that you keep a tight lid on the number of objects and set pieces in your living space is essential to keeping your living room from going from cozy, to claustrophobic.
6. Ritz-Carlton Idea
That being said, you also don’t want your living space to feel vacant either. You want it to feel like a room that could be lived in, rather than just a showpiece that can never be sullied with people, you know, actually living in it.
This is why we love this particular Ritz-Carlton living room design. Whilst the room keeps a decent amount of space to help it feel open, it also has just the right amount of furniture to make it feel like… well, a living room!
Plus, the blue and silver color coordination going on in this room is stellar!
7. Luxury Wall Features
We have talked at length about the features of your living room, and how having a large art piece is a great way to draw people’s attention.
However, that doesn’t need to be a large frame and picture inside, as this idea hopefully demonstrates.
Having a large centerpiece, whether it is a work of art or a unique design feature, is sure to grab people’s attention.
This is especially the case in very open and large living rooms, which is why this feature works so well for this design.
8. Good Lighting
Of course, this is a feature that should go without saying.
Being able to live, sit and otherwise relax in a living room also means being able to see well around it.
So, proper illumination should be a big priority for you when designing the perfect living room.
There are several ways you can do this, from having large and expansive windows that allow plenty of daylight in through the morning, afternoon or evening, to having ceiling lights or lamps that aren’t just bright, but also well-positioned too.
9. TV Camouflage
A modern home would not be complete without a TV in it, it sometimes feels. And it is certainly a contentious point, as to whether or not that is a good or bad thing.
However, regardless of how you feel about them, if a TV is going to be in a room, then it needs to fit in that room too.
As this design by Devon Grace Interiors shows, having the TV set amongst a wall of other features, whether they are bookshelves, art, mirrors, or something else, is a great way to make your TV feel like it belongs on the wall, rather than sticking out like a sore thumb.
10. Shanel Mor Living Space Concept
Now, this is a living room that feels like home!
The drapery used in this particular room offers both styles, as well as a healthy amount of privacy.
Plus, the color theming is also on point, with the similarly brown couches complimenting the drapes and tiling of the room.
All this, balanced by the white floor and table, gives this room a cohesiveness that many living spaces can only dream of!
If we’re talking about a well-balanced living room, this might be one of our top picks.
So, there you have it!
We hope that these living room ideas have inspired you to make your own dream living space!
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