This month’s Design Minds question comes from a fan who wants to give her living room a makeover:
“How can I rearrange my living room to get a better flow?”
We understand the desire for a change. Sometimes you need to create a new vibe in your home, and what better place to start than in your living room? Here’s some advice from our style expert Tiare Pinto on how to reexamine your living room and rejuvenate the space!
1. Breathe life—and air—into the room
Check out our Sustainable Style at Waahila Ridge project, which blends high-end luxury with eco-friendly design. When undertaking this project, we reviewed the home’s layout for passive cooling and created cross ventilation in the new living space.
By installing clerestory venting windows upstairs and a series of fans directly above the space, we successfully kept hot air out and welcomed in the refreshing island breeze.
2. Maintain an open floor planThe floor plan of any space helps to define its tone. The last thing you want is a room that feels cramped, boring or stuffy.
We also allowed the furniture to float in the space, rather than simply pushing it against the wall—this creates a warmer, more welcoming space for guests.
3. Add personality with unique accessoriesAs designers, one of our favorite techniques is to add personality to a room in subtle ways. All of our projects are unique, and reflect the distinct styles of our homeowners.
One of the most notable aspects of the Neoteric Classic is its lighting fixtures, which highlight the home’s overall industrial style. The conical glass pendant lights by Achille Castiglioni and the Lumens modern fans in the living room work together to create a memorable living space.
4. Break down your wallsSometimes the best way to create a new vibe in your living room is to start truly anew! Rather than moving around your furniture to open the space, consider breaking down your interior walls and expanding the space by melding the living room with the kitchen area.
By joining your living room and your kitchen, you’ll produce a more open and inviting vibe while creating more space to entertain your guests.
There are many ways—small and large—to transform your living room into a brand new space. We hope these tips will inspire you to take another look at your living space and make some bold changes with exciting results!