By Agathe Roberte. Living Room. Published at Monday, April 16th, 2018 - 21:18:24 PM.
Furniture needs to be practical, but that doesn't mean it can't also be exciting! A really unique piece with an interesting shape or bold fabric can steal the spotlight in any room. Just remember never to trade in practicality for wow factor. A good piece can achieve both.
Area rugs can be a huge trouble spot. There are a number of reasons why it’s important to use them, but before buying something simply because you like it, make sure you know all the area rug rules of thumb. The most important consideration with any area rug is size. When an area rug is too small it can make the entire room look disjointed so make sure you know the best size for your room and the way your furniture is arranged. All the furniture should be sitting on top of the rug and ideally, there should be approximately 10"- 20" of bare floor between the edges of the area rug and the walls of the room.
Empty walls are a sign of an incomplete room. This doesn’t mean you need to fill every inch, but decorating the walls with art is important. (Note that it is important, but it does not need to be expensive). What one person considers art can vary drastically from another’s so it’s important to follow your instincts when it comes to what you like and what will go in your room. That said, there are a lot of rules that are worth following if you want your room to look its best.
When choosing larger furnishings, like a sofa or shelving system, stick to solid colors and lighter woods. To enliven your space, use brighter colors and small patterns in your decor and small furnishings. If you just can’t bring yourself to limit your walls to neutrals, consider an accent wall or a simple wall decal, stencil or painted design.