Living room ideas - interior design ideas from MBK12

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Living room ideas - minimalist, subtly opulent or industrial style?

The design of living spaces is based on the individual. The best way to develop ideas for a living room is to ask yourself about your preferences and the planned functions of the room. A single studio has a different focus than an exclusive apartment for two or the motley center of a family apartment.

Read on about living room ideas:

Capturing the space – design since ancient times

The design of the living room is based on the room, its planned function and your own ideas. Historically, living begins with the one-room house, in the center of which was the fireplace. The division of individual living areas can be proven in Greece as early as the 7th century BC. A visiting room is already a preliminary form of the living room, if you don't want to see the main room or the transverse hall as such. In ancient Rome the differentiation continues. The triclinium as a dining room comes closest to the living room.

If you look at medieval paintings, you can already see a whole range of design options. The variants range from the simple farmhouse parlor to the urban town house. The reduction to essential furniture is also striking in the depictions of rich households. With industrialization, the types of housing are further differentiated. In addition to the rear building apartments, which have been reduced to a minimum, there is the spatially opulent Belle Etage with its high ceilings and large windows, whose living room was lavishly furnished with magnificent furniture around 1900. This room is often locked and not intended for daily use.

A change in aesthetics took place with the Wiener Werkstätten and the Bauhaus. The relationship between people and space was redefined.

Create free space with clear forms

Furniture with linear structures bring calm into the room and offer a wealth of design freedom. They can be combined with period furniture from any era or dominate a consistently puristic interior.

With flexibly configurable surfaces, they fulfill their function and develop a specific aesthetic effect. Furniture systems in particular can be designed in an unmistakably individual way.

High-quality material and excellent workmanship, as you will find with MBK12, guarantee functionality, ensure sustainable use and offer living comfort. The systems can be adapted to different rooms and requirements. When buying, you should always pay attention to the proportions. The light also plays an important role. Light wood often appears friendlier and lighter than a dark wood tone that underlines the strict line.

Inspirational ideas for your living room from MBK12

Solid wood with no frills in design characterizes the furniture from MBK12. Timeless in shape, they can be combined with many lifestyles. The concept is based on a principle originating from Japan, which can be easily combined with the purist approach. The 5S method describes an aesthetic principle that stands for a certain attitude that focuses more on value and quality of life than on consumption. The guiding principles are:

  • Seiri - the selection and reduction; everything that is not needed is sorted out
  • Seiton – systematizing and ordering
  • Seiso – cleaning, cleaning and care
  • Seiketsu – standardizing and arranging according to individually functional and aesthetic principles
  • Shitsuke - the self-discipline to fulfill the first four points

This clear orientation gives you more time and comfort in every life situation. You have the perfect program in your hand to put together your own furniture.

FAQ: The most important questions about living room design

1. What furniture do I need in my living room?

The furniture in your living room depends on how it is used. Basics are seating options such as a couch or armchair, a table and a cupboard or shelving system.

2. What criteria do I have to consider when choosing living room furniture?

Five points are important when choosing:

  • 1. Measurements and proportions
  • 2. Colors and tonal matches
  • 3. Planned Use
  • 4. Materials and Workmanship
  • 5. Design

3. What functional solutions are there to gain storage space with style?

Cupboard and shelving systems have proven themselves. They offer ample space and can be set up to become one with the room.