By . Living Room. Published at Sunday, April 15th, 2018 - 05:01:36 AM.
Wall-to-wall carpet isn’t nearly as popular as it used to be. These days it's been traded out in exchange for area rugs, particularly in the living room. Area rugs look great and are often more practical than broadloom, but if you're going to use them there are a few things you need to keep in mind.
A bold feature wall can have a big impact in any space. Paint and wallpaper are both good options and can be easily changed if you tire of them. (Wallpaper often comes in peel and stick versions for those who don't trust traditional wallpaper and glue). When you really want to make a statement opt for something bold in either color or pattern (or both). A striking pattern is a particularly good option when you want a take-notice space.
Chandeliers are a great addition to just about any room. Not only do they provide excellent light from the best possible place, but as a design element, they can steal the show or just add another layer to a beautifully designed space. Still, as great as chandeliers are, they can present a few challenges. Knowing what size is best and how high to hang them are just two of the essential considerations.
Garden stools are cute and trendy and a lot of people have been using them instead of coffee tables for the last few years. They don’t offer quite the same impact as a coffee table, but the advantage is their versatility as they can be used outdoors as well as in. If you decide to use garden stools as a coffee table alternative make sure to use two, as one will likely be too small to fill the space and it will look a bit lost.