Do you look at your living room and wish it was different, but you just can’t figure out why? You’ve come to the right place! There are numerous reasons your living room may not be working for you right now. Read on, and you may just be able to pinpoint where things are going wrong in your living room space:
You’ve Pushed Your Furniture Against The Wall
Pushing your furniture against the wall is one of the worst crimes you can commit when trying to create a nice living room space. Why would you invest in one of the best living room furniture sets out there only to push it against the wall? You might think that this creates more space, but it can make the place feel wrong. By pulling it away from the wall and even angling it ever so slightly, you will find that the living room flows better.
You’ve Cluttered The Space Up
If you’ve cluttered the space up, it’s best to remove everything and start again. Having too many accessories can create visual clutter and make your living room appear messy. You should be more choosy about what you bring into your living room and make a note of how it will fit the space.
You’ve Mixed Too Many Patterns
Mixing patterns is great, but mixing more than 3 usually needs an expert hand. If you're going to mix patterns, they should all be different sizes to create interest. You should also include one around 60%, another around 30%, and another only 10%. This creates more of a balance in the home!
You Don’t Have A Theme Or Colour Scheme
If you’re struggling to make your living room work, you may need a theme or a chosen colour scheme before you begin. Simply choosing things you like as you go along doesn’t always work, and can make it look messy. Try making a Pinterest board to see the various styles you like and get a better idea of how you want the finished room to look.
You Haven’t Considered Your Lifestyle
If your living room doesn’t suit your lifestyle, what’s the point? If your favourite thing to do with family is watch films, why wouldn’t you have a big cosy sofa and a huge TV? Make sure you think about how you want to use the space.
You Haven’t Considered Where You Live
If you live in a cool climate and yet you’ve decorated your living in black and white with very little texture, it’s going to feel cold and uninviting. If you live in a warm climate and your living room is full of warm materials, it may feel too much. You need to think about where you live carefully to make the room seem more inviting.
Have you pinpointed the reason your living room doesn’t work? Hopefully, you’ll now be able to create a space you’re truly happy with! If you need a contractor to help your living room look fantastic click here and leave any of your own tips below. See you again soon!
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