Posted by: labrezatower | January 5, 2010

La Breza Tower – Your Living Room Design For Every Lifestyle

La Breza’s Living Room Style Tips & Tools

Your La Breza living room is the most lived in  space in your condo. Creating a comfortable living environment is the ultimate priority in living room design, and there are many important aspects of living room design. Local stores offer hundreds of different furniture and accent piece styles. To help you decide what design style best fits your personal needs read below for more information about any of today’s most popular iving room styles.

We’ve identified several major design trends in our living room furniture and accessory pieces:Casual, Contemporary/Modern, Country, Rustic, Traditional and Transitional styles are some of our current favorites.

Traditional Living Room Decor

Traditional décors focus on creating a warm, homey, and comfortable atmosphere. Traditional living spaces have simple details, and utilize textures and fabrics to add warmth and interest.

Furniture
Furniture in a traditional interior is soft and comfortable. Upholstered pieces are usually oversized and consist of neutral colors which are a staple of traditional design. Steer clear of using bolder colors on major furniture pieces, and instead use them on accent and smaller furniture pieces to add contrast to your room.

Aside from upholstered furniture, antiques, wicker, iron and rattan furniture pieces are ideal for traditional decorating. Stick to pieces that are large and wide as opposed to pieces that are narrow and tall. Large and even chunky pieces such as a coffee table or armoire make excellent focal points and inspire a restful and comfortable atmosphere.

Less grand and a bit more casual, these furnishings have fewer fussy details. Edges are smooth and soft, contributing to a homey, welcoming feel. The classic details of traditional furniture are reflections of the periods and influences of years gone by; Colonial, French Country and Neo-Classical design ideals are blended in this furnishing style. You will recognize it when you see it – the traditional furniture style has been the popular choice for home furnishings for over a century.

Colors
Neutral colors are often used in traditional décor to give off a soothing and warm feeling. Neutral colors should serve as the primary background color in your space, to achieve this use colors such as tan, off-white, and beige on walls and furniture. To contrast neutral shades, traditional style often features darker toned accents colors such as dark blues, deep reds, and olive or forest greens.

Accent Pieces
Natural materials such as rusted or antiqued metal, wood, stone and pottery are generally used in traditional accent pieces. There are many types of accent pieces that can be used to create a traditional décor:

Antique and simple pieces make the best accents in traditional spaces. Light fixtures or chandeliers made of wrought iron, tin, pewter, or wood are a great way to accentuate your traditional living. For a more casual ambiance add small fabric-covered lampshades on lights, or candles for a really warm, homey feeling. Wall art is another great way to add a personal touch to your living space. To maintain a traditional ambiance stick to wood framed country or natural scenes.

Almost anything you have around the house can be transformed into a casual decorative accessory. Gather pillows, books, boxes, candlesticks, bird houses, and flowers and put them everywhere. Living or silk plants add color and texture and candles give a warm, welcoming glow and fragrance.

Contemporary/Modern Living Room Décor

Contemporary and Modern Decor

If you enjoy a sleek, comfortable and welcoming environment a modern or contemporary décor may be perfect for your La Breza’s living space. Contemporary style allows you to space that is not only trendy, but inviting. Contemporary living spaces traditionally combine texture, clean lines, and simple designs to create the ultimate relaxing retreat. To create the perfect Contemporary space in your home there are a few basics to keep in mind.

Color
Keep the main colors in your room simple; neutrals, black, and white are customarily used as the primary colors in contemporary décor. Neutral walls are the best backdrop for modern furniture and bold accessories. Utilize bold colors for your accent pieces to add warmth and dimension to your space.

Furniture
Clean lines and geometric shapes are a key component of contemporary design. Furniture pieces should be simple, without curves or ornate decoration. Stick to neutral fabrics on upholstered furniture. If you wish to add more dimensions to your living room opt for textured upholstery. Choosing simple pieces help create a modernized ambiance.

Accent Pieces
To accentuate the clean lines and simplicity of contemporary designs, choose bold accent pieces featuring geometric shapes. To avoid making your living room look cluttered choose a few pieces that really stand

Look for bright colors, fun textures, or modern patterns to liven up the room. Pillows are perfect to use as accent pieces on couches, chairs, or even on the floor for additional seating.

Vivid contemporary paintings or even bright classic posters are ideal for adding spunk to neutral walls. Pick wall art with colors similar to those you will be using for other accent pieces. Using wall art in this way will tie together all the pieces in the room and create warmth.

Glass vases, sculptures, and other table top accessories are the perfect way to add sophisticated creativity to your room. A bright vase or sleek sculpture can help create a finished look in your contemporary space.

Transitional Living Room Décor

Transitional style Transitional living room furniture combines both contemporary and traditional furniture styles. Transitional living room furnishings join clean lines with fancy curves, and natural wood finishes with sleek, brushed metals; it easily adapts and blends in with a wide range of styles. The versatility of transitional bedroom furniture makes it a good choice if you’re not sure which styles suits your taste and home environment– transitional furniture works in pretty much any setting.

To achieve the look of transitional décor mix and match various contemporary and traditional pieces. If you like the comfort of a traditional oversize couch or chair, pair it with a simpler, contemporary coffee table. Finding the right balance of modern and traditional living room elements depends on your individual taste. Browse our transitional living room pieces to find the perfect fit for your home.

Casual Living Room Décor

Casual Living Room Décor is comfortable, warm, inviting, and homey. Simple details, textured elements of upholstery, and minimalist horizontal lines characterize this style. Rectangular and softly curved elements contribute to a casual feel. The furniture is large in scale and selected for comfort and utility with less emphasis on intricate details.

Furniture
Furniture in a casual interior is soft and comfortable. Upholstered pieces are usually oversized and consist of neutral colors, such as tan, gray, beige, or off-white. Other colors can be used to put your own spin on casual décor. Using soft pastel upholstery is a good way to create a more peaceful setting; where as using dark tones will make a bolder statement.

Similar to traditional style a casual décor mainly consists of pieces that are large and wide as opposed to pieces that are narrow and tall. Large and even chunky pieces such as a coffee table or armoire make excellent focal points and inspire a restful and comfortable atmosphere.

Colors and Patterns
Using soft pastels and neutral colors give off a soothing and warm feeling, these colors are best used on walls and furniture and should serve as the primary background color in your space. To contrast neutral shades, rely on darker tones such as dark blues, deep reds, and olive or forest greens.

Accent Pieces
When choosing accent pieces for your casual décor stick to natural materials such as antiqued metal, wood, stone and pottery.

Simple pieces make the best accents in casual spaces. Light fixtures or chandeliers made of wrought iron, tin, pewter, or wood. Simple chandeliers look old in wrought iron or antiqued metals. For a softer look add small fabric-covered lampshades to light fixtures. Wall art is another great way to add a personal touch to your living space. To maintain a casual ambiance stick to wood framed family photographs, and country or natural scenes.

Almost anything you have around the house can be transformed into a casual decorative accessory. Use pillows, books, boxes, candlesticks, bird houses, and flowers to add a personal touch to your casual style.

Country Living Room Décor

Country style has been reinvented. Previously recognized as being archaic and almost campy, ‘country style’ lost a bit of its appeal in the context of the popular contemporary and modern styles. However, as country-style furniture is both casual and unpretentious, its traditional charm has prevailed, making it again one of the most popular furniture styles on the market. Often containing a period flavor, this style is both rustic and romantic with graceful curves and comfortable style.

French Country design focuses on creating a casual, old-world ambiance. This chic style is ideal if you are looking to create a casual and welcoming space in your home. To achieve this look, there are some basic decorating principles to keep in mind.

Furniture
When choosing furniture for your country space stick to natural wood finishes such as a dull waxed or low-sheen finish. To add depth to casual furniture, find pieces with curved shapes and carved details. An armoire is a primary focal point in many country style homes. Armoires are ideal for storing everything from audio/video components, to linens and tableware.

Colors and Patterns
A large array of colors are used in the country decorating tradition; soft yellows and gold, fiery red and burnt rust, bright grass green and dark hunter green, cobalt blue and soft ocean tones are all staples of this decorating style. In contrast to these bursts of color, black and dull grays can be used to make bright colors and accessory pieces stand out.

Toile is a staple fabric of country design. Toile traditionally features pastoral scenes on natural fabrics such as cotton or linen. Country décor also frequently features basic plaids, checks, and stripes which beautifully compliment busier toile patterns. Using a combination of colors and fabrics will add a great deal of warmth and dimension to your living space.

Accent Pieces
When choosing accent pieces for your country décor stick to natural materials. Wire or woven baskets, pottery, copper pots, and glass vases are both functional and stylish. Baskets are a classic way to store and conceal magazines, blankets, and other accessories. Use smaller baskets on table tops or shelves to display flowers and other decorative pieces, and larger ones on the floor for extra storage. Pottery, copper pots, and glass vases are great for holding flowers and herbs and will add wonderful color and texture to your home.

For wall décor utilize old or antique paintings and antique metal wall art. Iron or copper lighting is also a great way to add some old-world charm to your living space.

Rustic Living Room Décor

Rustic style offers the charming comforts of an alpine cabin. Rustic furniture collections inspire the intimate coziness of a ski lodge in Aspen or a log cabin in the woods of Maine. Characterized by natural wood finishes with emphasis on grains, these furnishings give off a warm, inviting sensation.

Furniture
Rustic furniture is traditionally very textured, as a result, too much rustic decor can come off as tacky. Instead of filling your whole living room with rustic pieces select a few pieces that will really stand out. When choosing furniture for your rustic space stick to natural wood finishes such as a dull waxed or low-sheen finish.

Color
A large array of colors are used in the rustic decorating tradition; soft yellows and gold, fiery red and burnt rust, bright grass green and dark hunter green, cobalt blue and soft ocean tones are all staples of this decorating style. To unify the colors and styles in your space use simple, earthy fabrics to tie rustic pieces into your existing decor.

Accent Pieces
Accent pieces are a great way to add subtle rustic appeal to your living room. Wood accent tables, woven baskets, iron artwork, and outdoorsy paintings with natural frames are ideal for rustic decor.

To add warmth and comfort to your rustic pieces use cushions and pillows; this is a great place to use fabrics that will help tie together all the different elements in your living space.

This tips came from a popular American online store – www.csnstores.com. However, there are a number of local stores in Metro Manila that offer such items. Also, you can experiment and do a design that fits your personality perfectly.

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