A SENSE OF PURPOSE
LIFESTYLE’S DESIGN GURU REVEALS THE MOST IMPORTANT THINGS YOU NEED TO CONSIDER WHEN STYLING YOUR LIVING ROOM
One of the most important things 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 housemates or a formal room? Once you have an answer, you can start to do the placement of furniture and work out how you 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
2. 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 now got an extra surface to accessorise.
Add accessories to give the area pops
3. 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
4. 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
5. space for a week and see how it feels. If it doesn’t feel right, don’t be afraid to tweak it until it feels just perfect.
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