Just like its name, the sitting room is a place to sit, and it is not a private room so there are some considerations that you should take in decorating the sitting room to make it proper not only for you but also for others who might sit there. Anyway, some of you might be confused about the difference between the sitting room, living room, and family room. Let’s try to divide it below.
- Living room: It is commonly has a large space. The decoration concept is formal and intended to be the entertaining room. So, there will be some entertainment facilities.
- Family room: It is quite different from the living room where the family room is supposed to be casual and can be flexible to be used for everyone to watch movies or hang out.
- Sitting room: The sitting room is a medium between two. It is not too casual or too formal. It should be relaxing and intimate not only for you but also for the whole family members to take a nap, read books, and have a warm conversation.
Now that you already know about what the sitting room is, it’s time for you to start the decoration plan. Here we have some advice for you to get the coziest sitting room ever. You can draw your plan by putting the ideas that fit your needs and room space. Enjoy!
Comfortable Seating Area
The seating area is an important part of the sitting room. Here, you should give your best effort, especially in finding the best sofa or chairs or whatever it is that you will use to sit. It should be comfortable, soft, and can deal with any season. You may add some other facilities such as cushions and throw blankets.
Make it Simple
We recommend you give a simple decoration concept for your sitting room so that your intimate activities there won’t be distracted by too many colors, patterns, or textures. By making it simple, you will focus on the people around you so that you can get a good quality moment with your loved ones in such an intimate atmosphere.
What is meant by balance here is that in case you want to have certain bright or stand-out colors in the decoration, you should be able to create balance. Also, if you want to apply the pattern or texture, there should be a special treatment that you do to create balance. For example, if you want to put your favorite color which is yellow, you should think about applying the soft neutral color like white for the other parts so that the decoration can stay simple.
The natural element is an important one to create a warm and welcoming atmosphere. Since the sitting room is supposed to be intimate, applying the natural element will help you to bring an intimate atmosphere to the room with its warm and welcoming impression. There are so many natural elements that you can have such as wood, stone, plants, etc.
Neutral Color Scheme
In creating a simple warm decoration, then neutral color scheme is the one that recommended. You may apply other colors that you want but the neutral colors should be the color scheme or the color domination. The neutral colors that you can use are white, ivory, beige, brown, and soft grey. We don’t recommend you to use black color even when it is a neutral color. Choose the soft one to get a warm and welcoming atmosphere.
Airy and Bright
It always feels good to be in an airy and bright room. The airy room can be reached by having a wide window that will let the air enter the room. With a wide window, you can also get a bright room from the natural sunlight. The sunlight will manage the humidity of the room which influences your health.
As we have mentioned before the sitting room is supposed to be the place where you can relax and do some fun things that you really like. With that idea, the sitting room is facilitated with the books. It can be in a big rack full of books or simply some books or magazines under the coffee table.