7 Basic Living Room Styling Mistakes
1. Furniture placement
Pushing furniture up against all the walls of a room makes it look smaller rather than larger. Give the room breathing space by pulling the furniture away from the walls.
2. Heavy curtains
Unless your curtains are a spectacular fabric and pattern, you don’t really want the curtains to be the feature of the room. Consider roller blinds in a neutral fabric instead of big heavy drapes – you can still have the block-out effect but in a more subtle way.
3. TV placement
The best place to position a TV is on a blank wall that isn’t blocking window light. If possible, the TV should be mounted on the wall for a more streamlined look. Otherwise, make sure you have a suitably sized TV unit to put your TV on.
4. Lack of rugs
A room is never complete until there’s a bit of colour and pattern on the floor. Rugs on floorboards provide warmth in winter, while rugs on carpet are perfectly fine as well.
5. Lack of colour
Many living rooms lack colour, especially in regards artwork, rugs and cushions. Bright pieces add life to a room!
6. Oversized furniture
Many people fill their living rooms with furniture that is too large or chunky for the space, especially when it comes to sofas. This will make the room look and feel smaller. Consider sofas and chairs with slim line arms, particularly for smaller spaces.
7. Too much matching (overstyled)
Overstyling can look a little pretentious or forced. While mixing different styles may not work, neither does matching every single piece in the room. It’s fine to try and match up some of your furniture, but add in a few other splashes of colour to break it up.
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