In many homes, the lounge room is the most frequently used space. Whether you’re relaxing in front of the fire, watching your favourite shows, or having a catch up with friends, the lounge is the place to be. So, feeling as though your lounge room doesn’t quite live up to your expectations can affect the way that you use your home dramatically, encouraging you to spend less and less time inside both the room itself and your property as a whole. Luckily, figuring out how to upgrade your lounge needn’t be as difficult as you might expect. In fact, you can create a difference using just a few key tips and tricks. Here’s how. 

Identify The Ideal Colour Palette

Cosy contemporary sofa in a neutral living room
Photo by Minh Pham on Unsplash

Choosing the wrong colour scheme for your lounge room can establish an atmosphere that you are trying so desperately to avoid, so it’s vital that you can spend some time researching several different options to ensure you choose the right match for your space.

Different shades can encourage certain feelings and have specific effects on a room, such as the cramped and confined nature of the colour black that can make a space feel far smaller than it actually is, compared with the light and airy feel of a cream coloured room that feels far more spacious in comparison. A good colour palette consists of no more than three different colours, and can embody and represent a theme or style with ease. This might mean that you choose a rich vanilla cream along with a soft brown and a velvety khaki shade for the perfect nature-inspired lounge space, or explore more basic white and grey tones for a more modern and minimalistic approach. Steer clear of clashing colours that do not match, such as navy and black, or pink and red. 

Focus On High Quality Soft Furnishings

Elegant contemporary living room with velvet upholstered chairs
Photo by Alex Qian from Pexels

The soft furnishings that you use inside your lounge space act as a huge focal point, as items such as your sofa and curtains are the most important (and usually most expensive) features inside in the room. It’s vital that you can take some time to focus on sourcing the highest quality furnishings if you want to create the best lounge space, as attempting to scrimp and save will do nothing but detract from the aesthetic and functional value of the room as a whole.

Poor quality furniture and fittings have a far shorter life span, so in theory it makes more financial sense to simply invest in a good standard piece rather than several poor alternatives. Find soft and supportive sofa cushion foam for ultimate comfort, thick luxurious carpets that your feet will love, and stylish blinds or curtains that can block out light whilst adding a little flare to your interior design. Top it off with a cosy throw to cuddle up under on a cool evening and you’ll have the perfect lounging space to enjoy. 

Featured image credit: Photo by Andrea Davis on Unsplash


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