Residence at Thane.:   by Ar. Milind Pai

4 features of beautiful living rooms

Alissa Ugolini—homify UK Alissa Ugolini—homify UK

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The living room is traditionally the space where we spend most of the day: relaxing after work, where we receive our guests, or as a space for us to simply sit and enjoy a glass of wine in the company of our family or friends. The living room is the perfect place to relax, as it is a space that is synonymous with this feeling. After a tiring day, we can settle, chill out, relax and daydream. While the other rooms in the house are designed for a specific purpose, for example; sleeping, cooking, working or hygiene, the living room on the other hand, only requires us to consider one thing—comfort. Consequently, the furniture placed here needs to be positioned to put us at ease and entertain us. Thus, the stars of the room are the couch and armchairs, our books and games, our TVs and stereos, and if we're really lucky, the fireplace.

The living room is a shared space that must be to the tastes of all people. For a whole afternoon daydreaming or reading a book, the frame must be relaxing and soothing. The lounge is the social centre of the house: where we can play games as a family, talk with our friends, and even celebrate birthdays. With the help of our homify India experts, follow our tips today to create the perfect living room!

1. Modern minimalism

Residence at Thane.:   by Ar. Milind Pai
Ar. Milind Pai

Residence at Thane.

Ar. Milind Pai

A modern living room is coveted by many, and contrary to popular belief, it is actually fairly easy to recreate. Positioning is key, as is ensuring there is a carefully balanced amount of decoration. Modernism is all about functionality, so you first need to ensure that the elements fulfil their purpose—to be comfortable—and then the aesthetics and form will follow suite. If you are as talented as Ar. Milind Pai, creating a practical and elegant scene such as this comes easy. You can see the placement of furniture has been thought out, with the sofas facing inwards. This creates an intimate space, and draws the occupants into the loving arms of this scene. 

2. Pretty patterns

Digital Wall Tiles from India:  Walls & flooring by TILES CARREAUX

Digital Wall Tiles from India


What a stunning example of traditional flooring! This beautiful scene, created by Tiles Carreaux, shows that modern design and classic living can go together wonderfully. These tiles, which from afar resemble parquetry, create an interesting depth and texture to the room. A living room need not be boring and safe, you can feel free to let your creativity run wild, and implement as many material finishes and colours into the room as you see fit. After all, it is the one room your guests will see, so you may as well show off your flair for home decorating!

3. Spaciousness

Customized Rustic Chandelier:  Living room by SV Designs
SV Designs

Customized Rustic Chandelier

SV Designs

If you are fortunate enough to have access to a large open plan living and kitchen area, it is easy to choose a layout and colour palette as space is not at a premium. Here, despite the fact the larger surfaces like the walls and ceiling floors are painted white, the stronger elements, such as the lounges and tables can feature in dark tones like black, charcoal and grey. At times, there is too much space available, so the key is to create inviting and warm spaces without over crowding and overpopulating certain areas. As mentioned in the previous picture, positioning is key. The layout of open areas like pictured, needs to be carefully thought out before any expensive decisions are planned. Luckily, if you need help with problems such as the aforementioned, homify expert SV Designs is available to help!

4. Light & bright

Living Room:  Living room by malvigajjar

Living Room


To finish, we see this wonderfully light filled and bright living area. Here, it is possible to see that an all white colour scheme is definitely not boring—it is quite the contrary! By using different textures in a single tone, this room appears to have an additional depth and intimacy. The leather, in contrast with the soft curtains and lacquered furniture, provide varying elements for the eyes of the occupants. Malvigajjar from Ahmedabad, has created the perfect example to convert those who are sceptical of modern design. Here, we see a space that is luminous and exciting, and definitely conducive to relaxation and rest! 

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