Perfect the layout of your living room
When you think of how much time is spent relaxing in the living room, it makes sense to spend some time perfecting the room's layout. The right furniture, wall paint, and a piece of artwork or two are all the ingredients for a lovely living room, but how do you lay out the room?
"The right room layout is crucial to enjoying the space optimally. It should be done with precision to allow easy flow in and out of the area. And equally important - know how you want to use the space," says Alon Sachs, coowner of Mobelli Furniture & Living.
Here are his tips for living room layout:
The first step is to measure the area. Remember to measure the dimensions of the entrance too. After all, the size of the entrance will determine the size of the furniture.
Visual interest is vital
To get this right, consider incorporating a range of furniture pieces with different characteristics.
If you're opting for a serene and calm area for rest and recovery, keep the furniture pieces similar to avoid "visual noise". And if lively and energetic is what you're after, throw in a curated piece of artwork, match it up with a large sofa and statement piece to easily achieve an on-trend, cohesive look.
Balance with scale
The size of various furniture pieces in relation to each other, as well as their size compared to the space they're in, speak of the scale of the room.
Consider different pieces to create height and depth in the space. In simple speak, when the balance is out and pieces just don't look or feel right, aim to create unity.
Symmetry and asymmetry
If you prefer two of everything, you're a symmetry type of person who enjoys an organised and balanced room layout, which is often more pleasing to the eye.
On the other hand, if you prefer two lamps in slightly different sizes on one of your side tables, then imbalance definitely tops your décor list. Both symmetry and asymmetry are two widely used décor trends and speak to two different personality types.
Create a triangular arrangement
Use triangular décor arrangements to create visual interest and balance. For example, you could place two side tables alongside a sofa with a piece of artwork above it to create a "triangle" in the living room.
Divide large open-plan living areas into zones, like dining, conversational or relaxing zones. www.all4women.co.za