Styling: The living room

16 Oct 2018

The living room is one of the most important rooms in the home, so it’s an area you definitely want to get right when it comes to styling! This space offers up so much potential for style creativity, but when ‘overdone’, it can leave the room looking a little confused. So here are our top DO’s and DON’T’s for styling your living space!

DO

Hang artwork: Artwork can bring warmth and vibrancy to any room. But careful when deciding on size, shape and colours.
TIP: Be sure to hang artwork at eye level. Unless you are hanging a gallery, your artwork should be hung around eye level.
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Decorate with cushions: Your lounge is one of the most important pieces in this space, so perfecting the styling of it will ensure it looks trendy and brings a bit of ‘wow’ to the room. Don’t be afraid to play around with colours, prints and textures, combining different shapes and sizes. Whack on a throw rug to finish the look.
TIP: Don’t go overboard with the number of cushions – try to use the right number of cushions for the size of your lounge- remember, you still need space to sit!
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Style your coffee table:  The coffee table is another centrepiece, so it’s important to style it correctly. Think gorgeous large books, a stack of magazines or a tray with a candle and some fresh blooms.
TIP: Fresh flowers are great way to add colour into any space!

Invest in a floor rug:  If you haven’t already bought one -  don’t walk, RUN, to a rug store. A rug ties a room together and without it, furniture will just appear to be ‘floating’ with no purpose. Rugs are also a great way to separate a room and create warmth.
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DON’T

Over style: This is such an easy mistake to make. Just remember, you don’t need to fill every single corner – empty spaces accentuate filled ones, so keep that in mind.
Make the TV the focus- While seating should be arranged to face the TV and make for comfy viewing, the TV should NOT be the first thing people see when they walk in. A TV should never be the focal point of a room.

Push all furniture against the walls: Doing so will create an awkward, empty space in the centre of the room which can also add to a cold and unwelcoming vibe.  

Make the TV the focus: While seating should be arranged to face the TV and make for comfy viewing, the TV should NOT be the first thing people see when they walk in. A TV should never be the focal point of a room.
Push all furniture against the walls – Doing so will create an awkward, empty space in the centre of the room which can also add to a cold and unwelcoming vibe.  
 
 
 

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