When we renovate/redesign or construct our new home, we focus on our feelings without knowing design basics. This is why the result doesn’t always meet our expectations.So, here I have collected some most common mistakes we made while designing our Living Room.
Living Room is the most Important part of our home.
1. There’s only upper lighting in your living room
Light creates an atmosphere. It should take into account your mood, so the living room cannot do with only a chandelier in the center of the room. Create your own lighting system (reading, wall, and floor lamps, ceiling lights, and so on).
2. Absence or Wrong size of a Carpet in Living Room
Small rugs bring imbalance to a room, so be sure to choose the correct size of carpet for your living room. A large rug visually extends the space, and the interior gets a finished look.
3. Never underestimate the power of Cushions
Sofa cushions create a cozy and relaxed atmosphere. When choosing them, consider whether their material and texture suit the fabric your sofa and armchairs are covered with. If the furniture in the living room is made of velvet or velour, say no to cotton or linen textiles. For smaller furniture, choose small items. A huge sofa allows for several large pillows.
4. Dark furniture with low Ceilings
If you buy dark furniture for a room with a low ceiling, you’ll make it look more squat and cramped. Choose compact sofas and chairs and nice tables on raised legs. Make choices that favor neutral light shades.
5. The misplaced TV
The best place for a TV is a blank wall. Don’t install the TV in front of or close to a window, as it’s harmful to your eyesight and prevents you from clearly seeing the image. The distance between the TV and the sofa depends on the screen size: the distance must be equal to 3-5 diagonals. Take this into account when buying the new television.
6. Your sofa stands by the wall
This rule works for large rooms. If you have the opportunity to place the sofa away from the wall, do it. You’ll visually enlarge the space and create comfort. A sofa standing by the wall when there’s extra space feels more like a dance studio than a living room.
7. Choose Furniture according to Design, not your Personal Preferences(Control your feelings)
Just because the furniture looks nice doesn’t mean it will suit your house. Make sure it’s comfortable for you — try it. Take a seat in an armchair or sit at a table you liked. Otherwise, you’ll rarely use these things and will have to part with them.
8. Poorly Positioned Photos
Perfect height = 153 cm from floor level to the center of the image. If you have too many photos, a hanging gallery instead of photo frames placed in every corner will be a great solution.
9. Large Furniture
The most common mistake is when people stuff a room with furniture that doesn’t fit its size, especially when it comes to sofas — it makes the room look much smaller. If you have a large living room, then you can afford a roomy sofa. For smaller living rooms, a two-seater sofa and a pair of armchairs are preferable.
10. Plants should be in Large Pot rather then Small
11. Old-Fashioned Furniture Covers
When changed, furniture covers can transform an entire room and make your design stylish and modern. You can also change the image of your living room according to mood and seasons.
12. Your Curtains Visually Lessen the Space
Such an insignificant trifle as incorrectly hung curtains can make your room visually smaller. It’s important to hang curtains as high and as wide as possible to make your ceilings seem higher and your living room larger. Choose a brighter and more saturated curtain color than the rest of the textiles in the room.
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