By Emma Violette. Living Room. Published at Wednesday, April 11th, 2018 - 12:07:08 PM.
Ottomans have long been considered great alternatives to coffee tables. When you put a large tray on them it creates a solid surface so you can still place decorative or practical items, but when you remove the tray they can be used as extra seating. They also add a soft touch where normally there would be something hard and severe. (Ottomans instead of coffee tables don’t have to be tufted, but they sure are pretty!)
Small homes are often lacking natural light because of two reasons: Builders know that windows are expensive, and they also know that they take up valuable wall space, and well, there’s only so much of that in a small space already.
Is your living room feeling a bland? Fear not, the answer could be in a single item. The right statement piece can work as an anchor and set the tone for the entire room. Just don’t go overboard when you're trying to liven things up. One eye-catching item per room is all you need to take your room from drab to fab.
Living rooms can fill many functions, from being a formal parlor to being where the whole family gathers for study, entertainment, socializing, and play. In modern homes, they may be a great room that is contiguous with the kitchen and dining area. One of the first considerations is to decide on a focal point for the living room and where you want to create conversation areas. Your selection and arrangement of living room furniture should keep these elements in mind. Then explore what you need to consider in choosing art and accessories, lighting, and area rugs.