Indeed, we often hear mentions about “lounge room” among people but not everyone can say precisely what lounge room really is. In today’s article we will try to sort out the difference between living room, sitting room and lounge room, what particular qualities and differences has this room. Of course, we will see some of the successful hands-on and real-life examples on how to decorate this functional part of your home.
What is Lounge Room?
So, let’s define what is lounge room and why don’t we call it living? The truth is there is no strict answer to this question. Living room as a notion comprises all those spaces and any rest room can be called living. Living room can include lounge zone and also be a sitting. The difference between lounge and sitting rooms is mostly in the filling the room with functional elements. Lounge room is predominantly equipped with some items of attraction: comfortable furniture sets, library shelving, fireplace, TV-set with videogames, board games etc. Sitting room, unlike the lounge, is less formal but the room mostly for just relaxing and chatting.
Classic or Modern?
This is probably the most intriguing and actual question: which style to apply for the interior. There is also no unambiguous answer. Of course, it all depends on the overall color scheme, furnishing and stylistic of the whole house or apartment. Nobody will probably dare to make the lounge room modern in classic or rustic styled house.
But if we speak about what option is more preferable for the lounge room, we will probably advice to take a closer look at the Modern, High-tech, Minimalism and Scandinavian styles. Why? We believe that minimalistic interior with less decorative items such as figurines, pictures, any additional decoration disposes to relaxation and more pleasant pastime without distractions.
However, this doesn’t mean that Classic stylistic is fully irrelevant to decorate the lounge room. But in the sense of strict accordance to style, designers give preference to more compromise solutions as Casual style and similar.
Color Palette for the Lounge
As we decided on the most fitting styles to decorate the lounge, it is logical to determine the most successful color combinations that will look good in the interior. Of course, the most popular color theme for the lounge is of gray or pastel colors. It makes the room neutral and doesn’t distract from relaxing or creativity.
Despite the overall color scheme, of course we can experiment and add some bright strokes to already finished interior. It can be colorful rug, pillows, vases, any other kind of decorative elements. The room will never look boring with new items. The only thing to keep an eye on is that the room should not turn into kaleidoscope of hardly combined parts.