The living room is the most social area in the house. It's where the family gathers at the end of the day to reconnect and bond, and it's the room we use to hold parties and get-togethers, inviting friends and family to relax and celebrate in our home. For this reason the living room needs to be both a personal space that makes us feel calm and comfortable, and an inviting space for visitors, showing off the spirit of our home, and encouraging guests to be a part of it.
Around the world living rooms take on different forms and styles depending on the environment. For example Scandinavian living rooms are super warm and cosy places, designed to fight off the bitter cold. However in Malaysia's warm and humid tropical climate the key is to design a space that is well ventilated, cool, and casual. Today we're going to give you some fantastic ideas for living rooms that are perfect for Malaysia, so that you can copy them at home, and create a living room that is as beautiful as it is practical.
Plants naturally purify the air and absorb sunlight, making them perfect for the hot humid weather of Malaysia as they cool down the home, and fight off foul odours. You can't really go wrong with pot plants, you can carefully select a couple to make a big impact, or fill your house with greenery for a lush jungle vibe, either way they will have a positive impact on your living room.
The white stucco walls in this living room give it a cool, refreshing atmosphere, and because it's so easy to work with it's ideal for building recessed shelves. This room is filled with exotic vintage decorations, which along with the rug and the warm colours used for the cushions make this a dreamy, magical space.
Carpet may not seem like the best option for humid weather, as it can take on the moisture and eventually rot or mould, but you can get the same comfort out of a rug which can be easily washed and aired out. That's what they've done in this expansive living room which features a high gloss floor and coffee table contrasted by the ultra comfortable furniture and that jet black rug.
When you have surroundings as beautiful as these you should include them in the interior design by using huge windows that bring the lush greens into the decor. In this living room they have used green furniture and natural timber rafters to complement the gorgeous vistas.
Stone and concrete are interesting materials because they are cool in the summer time, but warm in the cooler months, making it ideal for Malaysia. This large open plan area features a dining room and kitchen on the other side of a stone partial dividing wall that features a huge fireplace!
This unique design features interior gardens, enclosed in glass but with open ceilings to let the sunlight in. This way you contain any potential mess, while allowing the plants to grow wild, creating a tropical decor that looks stunning with the hardwood floors, and vivid colours.
It's crucial that you can completely air your home out in the summer months, and enormous windows like this make it simple, while a floating fireplace keeps the space cosy when the temperature drops.
The organic tones and natural variation in grain make timber a dynamic addition to any decor, while the neutral palette is cooling and tranquil. We love the modular timber cabinet with sliding doors that provides storage, decoration, and a practical set up for the television and entertainment system.
Malaysia is a colourful nation of tropical plants and exotic wildlife, and we think it's a great idea to reflect those colours in your living room decor to create a vibrant space that will lift the spirits and stimulate creativity.
The living room is a space for relaxation and hanging out with friends and family, and you can reflect that with a fun casual decor like this one which has a white base, timber details, and splashes of exciting colour.
Murals are a great way to give your living room some personality, and we think this adorable flower design with splotches of bright colour is a great way to express the character of Malaysia.
With many of us living in small inner city apartments, this fabulous living room is an inspiration. Using a carefully chosen colour palette of chocolate and teal to complement the living green of the pot plant and the timber floor, the designers of this home have created a spacious and airy living room in the middle of the city.
Aquatic blues and greens are tranquil and relaxing, making for a cool and refreshing decor.
Wicker has a vintage colonial vibe that makes us think of drinking an ice cold cocktail in sweltering heat, and when combined with exotic decorations and a neutral colour palette defined by different timber hues you get a living room that is adventurous and exciting.
So many fantastic ideas for living rooms that are perfect for the tropical paradise that is Malaysia! For more great interior ideas check out these enticing bedroom walls!