The living room is everyone’s main area to relax and also gather with and see your family in, especially if you all have different work or studying schedules.
So are you looking to freshen up the look of your living room, and need some pointers? Here are some things you shouldn’t do while giving your living room a facelift:
Choosing The Wrong Sofa
Let’s face it: sofas must be practical, comfortable, and visually appealing. The truth is, some folks end up selecting sofas that don’t fully meet all those requirements. As a result, those householders end up with uncomfortable sofas that aren’t suitable for their needs.
Before you choose a sofa, the best thing to do is spend some time in sofa stores testing different models. Alternatively, you could look at ones online and try your favorites at a local retailer. That way, you’ll have a firm idea of which sofa is right for you and your family.
Most people have living rooms that are large enough for a couple of armchairs. You may have decided on your perfect sofa, but have you also put some thought into the armchairs for your living space?
Armchairs are practical for when you’ve got visitors at your home, and they’re a must if several people live at your home. When choosing armchairs, follow the same process as you would for selecting a sofa.
You can usually find armchairs that match your sofa, but if that’s not possible for your chosen ones, you can have old armchairs reupholstered, so they match your sofa fabric and designs.
Not Having Any Art On The Walls
Walls provide the perfect place to show off artwork, whether it’s by you, someone you know, or just your favourite artist.
The thing is, some homes don’t have any art adorning their walls, and that’s a shame because artwork makes any living room look fantastic and provides visual focal points in there.
You can have art put into standard picture frames, for example, or printed onto canvas or even aluminum.
Don’t be afraid to mix and match different art on your walls in the living room. You could, for instance, have one large piece of art beside a few smaller ones if you’ve got the space. Let your creativity guide your choices.
Having Too Much Furniture
Arguably the biggest mistake of all when it comes to living room design and decor is having too much furniture and other items in such a small space. You have to find the right balance between having plenty of available space and making your living room look homely.
You may find that going through some items in your living room and storing them elsewhere or getting rid of them can give you the extra space you need – especially if you’ve only got a small living room.
Do you have any no-nos you’d like to add to the list? Share pics of your living room before ‘n afters if you have them!