Stylish and Modern Living Room
A Living Room for Everybody
At Langley Interiors we understand that the living room is a place where families spend most of their time. Making it a space that has something for everyone can help to bring you closer together with your spouse or your children.
Well designed living rooms blend functionality and style, proving you with an enjoyable experience in your everyday life. Our most recent project was a complete renovation of a living room for our clients.
The Room Before
On the initial site survey our clients told us that they were not happy with the set up of the space and have avoided spending time in the room for too long. They wanted to reintroduce the room to the house and go back to using it on a daily basis. Their aim was to create a brightly lit, modern room where they could enjoy TV and spend quality family time.
They had a traditional storage unit in a dark stained wood with glass shelves that they wanted to get rid of and modernise. Our senior designer Peter Langley was project managing the renovation of the room. He saw an incredible potential hidden in the space and decided to personally overlook it, to ensure the highest standards of the finished furniture.
The Re-designed Modern Living Room
Peter suggested using two opposite walls in order to bring balance to the space and really tie it together. By placing the soft furniture sideways it encouraged users to view the room as a whole, as opposed to having their backs to one side as was previously. Our clients really wanted to incorporate a log burning stove which Peter sourced. He suggested creating a modern surround, with the rear to be tiled and a stunning solid Oak mantel brought in. The other side would feature a made to measure media unit in Zebrano wood. He also introduced a ceiling feature using Orac coving and concealed lighting to add light to the room.
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Modern Zebrano Media Unit
Working closely with the client Peter suggested using a more exotic real wood for impact, opting for Zebrano wood for the furniture. Our clients were looking for something modern and out of the ordinary and were delighted with this option for their living room. The natural Zebrano veneers are a really interesting, modern choice for living room furniture – instantly adding character to the furniture and room. The wood itself can be quite dark, but the addition of brightly lit, white display shelves breaks up the dim colour palette and highlights the best features of the wood.
Sliding TV Feature Panel
As well as looking beautiful, the unit also offered a practical custom feature of a sliding panel that offered the option to alternate between a perfectly chosen painting and a TV – allowing our client to conceal their TV while it’s switched off.
Stylish Log Burner
Our clients had their heart set on a modern feature piece of a log burner in the room, to create a warm cosy atmosphere. The burner is framed with a stunning solid oak mantle piece sourced especially for this project, and complimented by a wall covering in natural stone. The toned down colour palette of the wood burner offers a great contrast to the Zebrano wood on the media unit.
Coving and Mood Lighting
To complete the room together Peter introduced a light up coving feature in the middle of the room, designed to match the decorative panels around the ceiling. The large feature not only creates a focal point of the room, but with its concealed LED strips offers a beautiful lighting feature.
The unit created using Orac coving is a stunning addition to this living room. Similar features can be included in any room in the home to create interesting and unique features. Visit our coving and cornice blog for more inspirational applications of coving or for more advice stop by at our Bolton showroom.
Changing your living room into a practical and modern space for the whole family can make such a difference to the quality of life of everyone in the house hold. This room changed from one that was never used, to one that is never empty! For more ideas or an appointment with a member of the team give us a call or book an appointment online to discuss your possibilities with our designers.