At any time, a non-standard approach to business is very much appreciated. This applies to every sphere: fashion, literature, television and, of course, interior design. How to transform the situation in the living room, but not overload it with modular interior items that serve only to collect dust? Here you need not only some unusual, but also a rational decision. In such a situation, the use of glossy furniture for the living room will come to the rescue.
In which rooms is it better to use glossy furniture?
The first item on this list will, of course, be the kitchen. The fact is that in most apartments planners do not have a spacious kitchen. Glossy surfaces will make the room more visually, distract attention from the overloaded interior. In addition, in combination with matte accents mirror shine looks pretty stylish. The only negative - to maintain cleanliness in this kitchen will have with a vengeance. The slightest touch leaves stains on MDF gloss, not to mention the typical for this room pollution: grease stains, divorce, etc. However, this does not mean that reflective surfaces should be excluded from the interior. At the moment, they have already invented materials on which there are almost no traces or even scratches.
Why is the gloss not suitable for the bedroom?
Opinions of designers on this issue differ, but most favor the lack of gloss in the design of this room. The bedroom is designed for relaxation, the key moments of the interior here should be calm and comfort. Reflective surfaces will not allow to relax, and some shades can make a room cold and somehow inanimate.
If you still talk about the use of white gloss MDF in the design of the sleeping area, then you should be very careful about the location of objects in the room. Do not place reflective surfaces near mirrors and light sources.
When using shiny furniture in the interior of the living room should pay special attention to color design. The fact is that the gloss quite strongly transforms the usual shades.
For example, black on reflective surfaces looks bright and deep. Competent combination with matte details of the interior can make black gloss both gloomy and solemn or noble.
White color, in contrast to black, becomes more dazzling and impartial. Its excess in glossy surfaces will make the room uncomfortable and cold, similar to the operating room. On the other hand, a skillful combination of white and mirrors in modular cabinets and walls will visually expand the room and fill it with air.
As for the other colors, shiny coatings make them brighter and richer: a living room of wenge white gloss and even pastel shades will look richer, which will certainly attract attention.
If the goal is a beige gloss living room, it is important to remember that glare on lacquered furniture comes from any, even the softest lighting. In this case, the cozy twilight will have to forget. If we talk about natural light, then it is better to place reflective surfaces away from windows. Otherwise, the glare of sunspots from the wall in the living room on particularly bright days will tire the eyes.
Most winning compositions
The best option for shiny furniture will be the so-called static interior items: cabinets, walls, bookshelves, cabinets. Their use is limited to storing any other elements of the decor, while tables and chairs are used differently, more often. On such items of furniture, gloss is not an entirely practical solution, since it focuses attention on any rubbing or scratching.
The next key point in the use of glossy interior items: they must be scattered around the room in the form of small accents or, conversely, placed in the center of the composition. Be careful with this design decision, as reflective surfaces can make the overall look either luxurious or tasteless. The decisive role is played here by a competent combination with non-shiny details. A great example is a cupboard or bookshelf with a glossy case and frosted glass doors.
The classic solution was the use of reflective surfaces next to a TV or home theater. LCD screens for the most part do not give glare, such as glass. Therefore, the use of gloss in the design of the wall is quite acceptable, even welcome.
A work area and a closet with shiny shelves and drawers will look very stylish and business-like. The impartiality of vanilla gloss in this decision will play a positive role: it will help to tune in to productivity, give the place a severity of the office.
Do not forget that not only the cabinet or modular living room, walls, but also upholstered furniture can have a shiny surface. However, it also has its pros and cons. For example, it is easy to clean, it looks gorgeous (especially if it has the texture of real leather), but at the same time such pieces of furniture do not create a feeling of comfort, they are slippery and cold. Some people associate leather furniture with offices or other business premises.
What materials are best for gloss?
As mentioned earlier, shiny interior items look very harmonious with frosted glass. It can be smooth or embossed, colored or transparent, with or without a pattern.
The next item on the list will be metal. It gives glossy modular furniture a rather unusual look and can participate in various combinations to impart a strict or, on the contrary, extravagant look.
If we talk about upholstered furniture, according to the principle of "brilliant-matte" you can combine reflective surfaces with suede, velvet or velor. Satin curtains, lampshades or silk cushions can be used as a glossy accent in the living room interior.
Quite a popular modern style, as it is able to combine the luxurious and comfortable. Glossy modular wall or cabinet in such an interior is quite appropriate, because they attract attention, look gorgeous, but at the same time are functional and easy to clean. In addition, in the Art Deco style, the use of natural materials is encouraged, so leather furniture will fit perfectly into the overall decor. Not forbidden and the use of glass.