Welcome to our beautiful gallery of formal living room design ideas. These luxuriously decorated living room designs were created by top interior designers and showcase a variety of colors, textures, patterns and types of furniture. Below you’ll find gorgeous rooms with a variety of high-end furniture pieces, and an interesting mix of styles and decor to help you find your ultimate formal living space.
Accent colors go well with the elegant gray-white palettes of many formal living rooms. In the example above, a generous helping of navy blue is applied on the arm chairs and playfully-patterned throw cushions; this complements the gray paint of the walls and the white of the crown moldings and tray ceiling. The navy theme is further carried out by the knotted white rug and dark oak wood flooring. The white leather English sofas and glass chandelier give the room an extra touch of class.
Formal Living Room Ideas
An integral part of any household is the living room where everyone gathers to spend time together and for conversation. However, have you ever considered the effectiveness of the design that would impact the mood and patterns of those who use the room?
The setting of the interior space bears a major impact upon our behavior by the elements that it addresses. For an instance, the color palette, furniture and living room layout are a few of the important features that needs to be analyzed.
The main key is to understand the living room space excluding its furniture. Once that is done, you may be able to come up with innovative configurations for an optimum living room layout. Analyzing the essential traffic patterns such as the main entrance door to the optional exit door can come in handy to understand where to install additional furniture pieces without obstructing circulation patterns.
Listing out the functions wanted and the quantity of users of the space are a great option to further enhance the design. The lighting, material consideration and the layout should be designed accordingly, giving the prominence to the activity that happens regularly. Most commonly in a casual living room a fireplace and a TV compete against each other to be the main focus of the living room. You have the choice to select what you want others to see at their first glance when they walk into the room right away.
The focal point/s should be given prominence by arranging the other furniture around it or by making it stand out more than the other objects.
Usually, there are average rules that are adhered to by people to create more orderly spaces. For instance, furniture pieces are supposed to be placed in a parallel line to create a more organized view whereas angled furniture may create a bit of a cluttered view point depending on how it is positioned.
If the furniture pieces are large, the interior layout should be designed accordingly. For an example the sofa could be faced directly towards the fireplace or placed perpendicular.
If you have problems with two main focal points, you should choose the focal point that bears a lot visual weight and merge into the secondary focal point. For an example, at the same time the sofa faces the fireplace, it can be placed perpendicular to the secondary focal point. That way, the idea of merging the whole interior space is a dream come true.
By analyzing the functions and needs of each person you have the ability to customize your formal living room to fit your family. When not in use as a formla dining room the space can even be transformed in to a cozy corner, and with the addition of two seater couch, or it could be easily transformed into a play area with a little thought.
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