Let’s Get Your Living Room Looking as Gorgeous as You Are…
Let’s talk about common mistakes you might be making in your living room. Second, to the kitchen, your living room is one of the highest traffic areas in your home. It’s a place where you wind down at the end of the day, but it’s also a place where you host and entertain guests. Because of this, you’ll find that there are design errors being made in this room.
Unfortunately, no matter how stylish your room is, there are certain decor errors that will stick out like a sore thumb. However, common mistakes you might be making in your living room are the most fixable. Here are some of the most common mistakes you might be making in your living room.
The crime of all design crimes. Poor lighting in any room is going to have an effect on how the room looks and feel. So make sure you get it right the first time around. The thing to consider is the tone of the lighting in the room, which all depends on the way it faces. South-facing rooms will want a cooler light to play off the warmth of the sun. However, it is the opposite for north-facing rooms, which is what our living room is.
You also need to consider accent lighting. Scones, table and floor lamps, every room should have a mixture of these in their home. Within the living room, every sitting spot should have some form of lighting, allowing people to sit back and relax.
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The Wrong Rug.
Another thing that can make or break a room. Having the wrong size rug in a room can kill the decor. Sadly, most living rooms have the wrong size rug on their floors. As a rule of thumb, your rug should be big enough to accommodate at least the front legs of your sofas and chairs at a minimum. Ideally, you’d have all legs and the coffee table to sit comfortably on the rug.
Having a rug that just sits in the middle room floating will actually make the room feel smaller and unfinished. Going oversized on the rug in your living room will anchor the space and make it feel complete and well-designed.
Bulky, Matching Furniture.
A common mistake you might see made in a living room is bulky, matching furniture. By this, I mean buying the same sofa with the same matching chair. Whilst this was the once go-to thing to do, currently it’s very old fashion. What’s more, too many bulky items in the living room will make the room feel crowded.
When it comes to buying your sofa and chairs, I’d highly recommend going opposite with the style of the furniture. For our future living room makeover that I’ve spoken about on my Instagram Stories, I’m looking to get a new sofa. Along with this, I’d want to invest in a bigger armchair, but one that is more wooden and structured. Playing which bulk and frames will give the eye a rest and allowed guests to see your amazing design skills to the test.
Plants and florals give life to any space. Every room should have some form of greenery. Personally, there should be one real plant in a living room. I love any form of tree, olives, palms and fig leaf trees are the most popular right now. Florals also help give a living room a decor moment. I love displaying them on top of a fireplace or a table, especially a coffee table.
If the real deal is not your thing, then go faux. Faux florals have come a long way and are great for displaying and forgetting about.
Sticking to the Walls.
One of my personal pet peeves is when all the furniture is pushed to the walls. Give your furniture some breathing room and pull your sofa and chairs away from the walls. Even placing a console table behind it will make the difference.
When you push your living room furniture to the walls you end up with a coffee table floating in the middle. Whilst you’ll want a big enough gap to walk around, you also don’t want your coffee table too far from the sofa. Paying attention to these moments will elevate your space and show off your expertise when it comes to interior design.