A living room to revolve around you
SHAYNNA Blaze reveals the most important things you need to consider when styling a room. The first thing you need to ask yourself when looking at styling a living room is – how is this room going to be be used? Is it a casual hangout for the family, a communal shared space for house mates or a formal room?
Once you have an answer, you can start to do the placement of furniture and work out how to accessorise it:
◗ Start with your couch and create a straight line with the wall – you can structure your other furniture around this base. It doesn’t have to be the focal point, just an anchor for where to place the rest of your furniture.
◗ Allowing a gap between your couch and the wall gives you the chance to play with the depth of field in a room – and by adding a table behind your couch, you’ve got an extra surface to accessorise.
◗ Add accessories to give the area pops of colour and focus. Make sure you add a few personal items in there to tell your story.
◗ Bringing in lamps allows you to play with height while cushions and accessories allow you to add or remove colour at your whim. And remember – not everything has to match.
◗ Nothing is forever. So sit within the space for a week and see how it feels and if it doesn’t feel right, don’t be afraid to tweak it until it feels perfect.
◗ Styling a living room depends on many factors including who will use it, how often it will be used and whether it is a formal or casual space.
◗ From left, add a table behind the couch and accessorise an extra surface; add accessories that give the room pops of colour; or use lamps to play with height in the room.