Posted by Brissette Amabelle on Saturday, 7 September, 2019 12:19:52
Individual storage furniture designs such as a bookcase, a TV unit, a cupboard for films or music, etc, can fill up a small living room, making the seating area cramped.Instead, swap the whole shebang for one combination of shelving, drawers and cupboards along a wall that's home to all your stuff.
This past weekend I went furniture shopping for a living room "set". I knew the odds of me finding a full set of furniture where I liked every piece was next to impossible. I know most of you are thinking you aren't creative enough to choose pieces that "go" together, but trust me!
Balance is always important in decorating, and never more so than when arranging furniture and other items in your living room. Consider both size and placement of the various pieces, making sure not to group all the large or small pieces in one area or to one side of the room, which can make space feel lopsided and a little unsettling.
Specifically, the living room, dining room and entry way. Choose a color scheme for those areas first, then pull one color from the scheme. For example, take the red sofa and tone it down (say, to burgundy) for an accent in more private spaces such as the den, office or bedroom.
Coordinate your furniture. Every piece in your living room should look good together. If not, your space will look thrown together, and consequently, won't be a conducive atmosphere for entertaining. It's therefore best to adhere to a theme, Old World for example, and to only buy pieces that are true to your theme.
You might want to select a minimum and maximum optimal size to give you a wider selection of rugs to choose from. Below are a few general guidelines: In the family room, select a size that covers at least the length and width of your furniture. A 5′ x 8′ or 6′ x 9′ rug is a good size to cluster furniture around for an intimate area.