Living Room Layouts – 3D Designs 

                                                     

When designing a space it is very important to understand the functionality and purpose of the room. The living and family room can be two of the most used spaces in a home. There are many purposes for these spaces like watching television, conversing with loved ones and simply just relaxing. These spaces also need to be designed with certain age groups in mind. Below are 3D spaces created to show a few living room layouts that are functional for focal points, conversation spaces, kid-friendly areas and symmetrical areas. 

FOCAL POINT SPACE

When creating this layout, there is most likely a known focal point in the room. This could be the television, the fireplace or some other ‘important’ object. In the layout below the focal point is the television. The main idea in this layout is to focus all furniture toward the known focal point. The sofa is in the middle facing straight toward the focal point as the chairs are positioned diagonally toward both the sofa and the focal point. In order make this space more inviting with company you can add rotating chairs or moveable ottomans that make for easier conversation. 

 

KID FRIENDLY – SHARED SPACE 

Those with children know that when planning a space it is important to keep them in mind. Creating an open space for play is important, while also maintaining an ‘adult area’ for conversation. Create this space with a sofa and complimentary chairs on one side, add a coffee table as a small barrier and two chairs on the opposite side of the room for children. This ‘barrier’ creates a differentiation of ‘adult’ space and ‘child’ space. Add functional pieces of furniture to this space with storage for toys, books and supplies. 

  

CONVERSATION & GATHERING SPACE 

Do you have company often? Get togethers, book clubs or church groups? Then this layout is perfect for your space. Position the sofa and complimentary chairs in almost a circular position so that any seat in the room is seen and part of the ‘conversation’.  It is important to position furniture so that it is easy to walk around each piece instead of ‘through’ the conversation. The main focal point in this layout are those who are also in the space with you. 

 

VISUAL BALANCE & SYMMETRICAL SPACE 

For those with a sensitive eye to design balance, these spaces are great for you! These spaces not only contain balance and symmetry, but they are also great conversation spaces. For visual balance it is important to add pieces across from one another with the same visual height and weight. As in the picture, there is a sofa and then two accent chairs that are visually the same weight. Then you have the chairs in the middle directly across from one another. This layout creates visual balance to the eye. 

Many prefer symmetry as well. The second layout is created with a coffee table in the middle of the room as an anchor. Two similar, if not the same, sofas and end tables are added across from one another. This symmetrical layout works best for formal living rooms. 

   

 
    When creating any of these spaces it is important to think about the functionality of the space and how it will fit your needs. Also keep in mind the size of the room and what can fit appropriately. 

      Olde Mill Furniture & Design can help you create the living room space that works best in your home. Our in-home design services will allow us to observe your home and create an appropriate layout. Visit Olde Mill Furniture and let us help you transform your space!

                             – The Olde Mill Team 

Special Order Sale at The Mill!

Olde Mill Furniture is having a sale in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day! Come to the store between January 12th-23rd and place a special order you will receive 15% off! Refresh your home for the new year with new furniture and home decor! 
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New Year. New Home

Trends are very common in home design. Some last and some just can’t stand the test of time. We are going to talk about some common home design ideas that are out of style. We will also look at some new home design ideas that will make your home one to desire!

1. Out with CHEVRON & In with fun, modern prints. 

As much as we all loved Chevron (on just about anything) it just can’t stand up to the changing design inspirations. Change those chevron walls and upholstery to things like houndstooth, damask and quatrefoil, like the picture below! 

 Photo Credit – Jarred Epps
In addition to these fun new patterns, wallpaper is making a huge comback and is a great way to create an accent wall! 

Photo Credit – Jeneration Interiors   
 
2. No More Matching Furniture. Add fun accent pieces in different patterns or colors!

It is common for the untrained eye to want everything to match from the sofa to the love seat to the ottomans. But, it is very important to break up the same color scheme with a coordinating and complimentary fabric or pattern on a least one piece. Instead of creating a space with all matching pieces, add pieces like the accent chairs in the second picture. Add coordinating pillows on the sofa or sectional to pull everything together and achieve your desired look. 

Photo Credit – House & Homes Palm Springs  

Photo Credit – Marshfield Furniture  

3. Nix the Painted Accent Wall and Pop on some Eclectic Wallpaper!

The idea of adding an accent wall to a room is still commonly used, but now it is come with more style in mind. Take a drab painted accent wall and add an elegant, coordinating wallpaper for an eye popping addition. 

Photo Credit – Zillow Diggs
   

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4. Silver Kitchen Fixtures are so 2015, Add a POP in 2016 with GOLD!

Even though silver kitchen fixtures will remain a favorite for many years, it is most certainly playing it safe. Create a unique kitchen by adding gold fixtures and accent lighting. 

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Photo Credit – 24 Design Construction
  

5. Let your COLOR FEARS of 2015 be in the past. 2016 is about sensory stimulating COLOR schemes!

Behr.com, a very well known paint company says that 2016 is about using these different hues and intensities to create you very own sensory driven space. Don’t you just love these colors below?
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 So, let’s make 2016 the best home design year yet! Visit Olde Mill Furniture and ask us about out Design Services and let us help you create a space that is timeless. Our goal is for you to love your space for a lifetime! 

                                                                                               New Year. New Home. 

                                                                 
                                               – The Olde Mill Team