9 Malaysia Living Room Designs That are Ever Photo

9 Malaysia Living Room Designs That are Ever Photo-Ready

Charmaine Kon by Charmaine Kon on Nov 26, 2018
Why you should care

In this image-driven era, the everyday modern living room design in Malaysia should be photo-focused. It might just come in handy for your annual family portraits, photography needs for work, and more. When planning the layout and design of your living room, use these tips to ensure that they look and photograph well.

The everyday Malaysian living room is used for many things – to entertain guests, relax, and work.

Since so much time is spent in the living room and with so much of a need for photos in this digital age, it’s wise to plan a living room interior that’s photo-friendly.

The More Natural Light, the Better

The key to a good-looking room which also photographs well is natural light. Sunlight will lift the colours in a room and make the room appear airier. Not only will your furniture and art works look better, your family portrait and selfies will also shine.

Let in more natural light by adding ceiling length windows, glass doors, and skylight. Use sheer curtains or blinds to let light in. This is an especially useful tip for small living room designs, like in apartments and condominiums as daylight makes the room appear larger.

Negative Space is a Positive

Clutter makes living rooms look unappealing, both to the human eye and the camera lens. Make sure to keep negative space between furniture and décor pieces.

Furniture, including built-in shelving that keep away from the walls or floors create a space illusion for small living rooms. See how this minimalistic living room features a built-in TV wall console that works well with the clutter-free space.

Create Areas for Photo Opportunity

If you foresee yearly family portraits or plenty of entertaining, then you might as well dedicate certain walls or nooks for photos. The textured wall in this Scandinavian living room in Malaysia offers an open space for group photos and looks amazing as a backdrop for photos at home.

Get creative with the living room’s focal point. If you have a small living room, then get your interior designer to design an attractive staircase like this one. Just think of the photo opportunities and beautiful compositions!

The Devil is in the Details

When designing a living room that looks great of photos, don’t just look at the major pieces like large furniture, walls, and flooring. Consider also the details like accessories, throw pillows, table setting, and artwork. See how this modern living room in Johor Bahru uses colour-coordinated décor to pull the room together.

You can also personalise the living room by adding your favourite magazines, photo albums, and travel souvenirs to your coffee table.

Contrast: Colours, Textures, and Patterns

Contrast looks great in photos. Execute contrast via colours, textures, and even patterns. This contemporary living room in Selangor juxtaposes a wood grain TV wall feature against a white TV table for impact. Besides that, its dark fluffy rug perfectly contrasts it’s beige-coloured sofa. The perpendicular walls of grey and white further add appeal to the room.

This small living room in Johor Bahru epitomises the contemporary style with a texture feature wall and graphic lines on its TV wall. You can snap a photo from most angles in the room for a stunning picture!

Add Decorative Storage

Decorative storage is both stylish and functional. It creates beautiful photo areas while acting as a space to store your living room knick knacks. Speak to your interior designer about your storage needs and lifestyle to have them design built-in storage that is just right for you.

Browse our other articles for more living room ideas in Malaysia.

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Why you should care

In this image-driven era, the everyday modern living room design in Malaysia should be photo-focused. It might just come in handy for your annual family portraits, photography needs for work, and more. When planning the layout and design of your living room, use these tips to ensure that they look and photograph well.

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