Top Five Friday

5 Interior Design Principles for the Living Room

30 Apr. 2021
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Whether you’re moving to a new home or deciding to redesign your home during these brighter months, it is important to keep certain aspects in mind. In order to help you the best we can, this week’s Top Five Friday presents five interior design principles for the living room. From lighting to functionality, you’ll be set to design your space! 

It’s All About the Lighting 

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Lighting is one of the most important elements of a living room, but it is often forgotten. When designing your space, make sure to have good overhead lighting. If it isn’t an option for you, then opt for table lamps as well as floor lamps. You’ll be happy to have all that lighting when reading your favourite novel at night! 

Make it Even 

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When decorating your living room, we suggest that you even out your bulky furniture and smaller design accessories. It is important that you don’t regroup them together and create a balance among them instead. By placing your Cozey sofa on the right-hand side of the room, why not add next to it a modern side-table and a delicate accessory like a set of candles? It will “dress” your living room in a way you thought wasn’t possible! 

Follow the Flow 

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At Cozey, we’re big believers that finding your own style is a crucial step in interior design. Once you know what you like and don’t like, it becomes easy for you to style your entire home into something that resembles you. With this in mind, if you have an established style, make sure that your living room flows with the rest of the rooms. Don’t make it clash with the dining room, for example, and consider going for neutral tones instead of vibrant ones for the wall colours. 

Mix and Match 

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Mixing and matching vintage accessories with modern ones will ultimately make the whole difference in your living room. We suggest that you find balance with the design elements you’re installing in your living room, and don’t be scared to be bold in your combinations. After all, your living room should reflect your personality!

Focus on Functionality 

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Ahhh functionality. Often put second after beauty, functionality should be one of your main focuses. If you have a living room that falls on the smaller side of the spectrum, try to find multi-functional furniture. Or why not opt for pieces that can be easily moved and that adapt well to your lifestyle?


We hope you took note of these 5 interior design principles! Every Friday, we release a Top 5 of things we hope will make your life simpler and better.  In the end, that’s what Cozey stands for; simplicity and comfort.  See you next Friday!

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