By Josiane Augustine. Living Room. Published at Wednesday, April 11th, 2018 - 23:56:59 PM.
A vintage (or vintage style) trunk offers character in a way that a new or modern piece just can’t. Plus there’s the added bonus of storage. Just remember that while they can be great for putting your feet up, vintage trunks sometimes have curved lids so you can’t always place things down on them. If you opt for one of these pieces make sure you also have side tables nearby.
DO choose a chandelier for function as well as form. Consider how much light is cast by the fixture and whether it’s the right kind of light for the space. Fixtures in kitchens and high-traffic areas should provide consistent, bright light. Lighting in living areas and bedrooms should be bright enough for everyday illumination but also soft and comforting.
Decorating a small living room is often a cause of stress and frustration. Besides our sleeping space, we spend more time per day in our living room than any other, and we’re usually awake!
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.