By Severine Edmonde. Living Room. Published at Monday, May 21st, 2018 - 04:51:23 AM.
Measuring your space where you plan to put the couch, first, before you shop, will help you know what will fit there when contemplating your choices. Be sure to allow for plenty of space on either side of the couch in front of it for a coffee table, if you plan to use one, as well as behind the couch if it will used as a walk space. Allow for the arm size of the sofa, too. Some sofas have larger arms than others, so be sure to include the arms, if they extend beyond the base of the couch. Remember, too, too large of a couch in a small room will leave it looking and feeling awkward, and it can quickly consume all of your space, both literally and visually.
Going with the same theme of the wall colors, light colored furniture adds space to the room as opposed to darker colored furniture. Dark colored woods on furniture can shrink a room and draw your vision inward rather than out. Light oak colored wood has less vision weight compared to dark woods. Furniture with legs also gives you more floor space visual and allows you to see more of the floor, adding more square footage to a room where as furniture that sits directly in the floor, eats up flooring and makes a room feel small and tight.
To get the most use out of your room and furniture, choose pieces that can serve as a multiple function piece. Using an ottoman as a coffee table is a popular idea for small spaces. Many ottomans also offer storage space inside to help hold items that would clutter the floor. Use small bookshelves to hold baskets for storage as well as consoles with doors can be used to hide things for a tidier room.
Brick walls aren’t something you traditionally see just on the outside of a building, but they are becoming common place to see as an interior design, and living rooms are the common place you might find a brick wall. Living rooms are the gathering place in the house. You gather to visit, entertain, watch television, read and just relax. Home owners want the living room to be inviting to family and friends, and one way to achieve a warm and cozy atmosphere is to incorporate a brick wall in the room. It may not sound like a brick wall would be a warm and cozy décor scheme, however, the right choice of brick and you can create a whole new look and feel to the room that adds character and an interesting focal point.
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