Small Modern Living Room Decorating Ideas
Dividing rooms into dining-living or bedroom-sitting areas can be accomplished by the furniture itself. They define the specific uses of each area, while permitting a flow of space from one area to another.
Size and scale must always be well planned. There should never be contrasts that are too pronounced, but some variety is also interesting. And if most of the furniture is low (as many modern designs now are) try to introduce height via a tall cabinet, a canopy, an architectural window design.
Narrow room is given an unusual furniture arrangement. Modlar bookcase and cabinet units compose one large storage wall which functions as a focal point for a U-shaped arrangement of sectional upholstery. Bloomingdale’s pieces can also be arranged as a large sofa.
Long living room (above) is divided into sitting and dining areas. Dining table, a reproduction of the old French dough table, is set out from end wall while conversation area is contained around the antique marble fireplace.
There is no sharp division of dining and sitting areas”the architecture of the room accomplishes this. Bloomingdale’s interior has straw-covered walls, floor of white ceramic tile.
Large bedroom (right) by Bloomingdale’s is skillfully arranged into sleeping, sitting and study areas without a precise definition of the specific areas. As a result the spaciousness of I the room is not disturbed.
Wall between two windows was a logical place to position sofa and chair vignette, while glass-topped writing table in foreground serves as a desk.