Most houses are built distinctively from the other, but few of us know that.
Many a times you see people copying each other’s furniture only for them to realise; its either not fitting well in their living rooms or their tastes are very different, which leads to frustration.
That is why it is always advised to seek advice of an interior decorator or look up for few tips before one spends too much money buying furniture only for it to refuse to fit in well in their homes.
Each house has its own construction design and measurements. Meaning different houses have different room sizes, kitchens, bedrooms, dining rooms and the living rooms.
Long time ago you would visit a home and find one sitting room with three pairs of sofa sets in three contrasting colours, with a lot of clutter and no room for anything else, I used to wonder how people used to breath.
Now a days it’s different - less is more. No one wants clutter around the house, more especially when the house is rented.
You will realise the goodness less clutter when shifting to a new house. Less time will be needed to pack and move things.
When it comes to looking for furniture in your house, so many things have to be put into consideration; e.g how big or small your house is, and where to place what.
So let’s look at the different sizes of a house, and how to neatly arrange the furniture without making the room look stuffy and suffocating
How to mix the colours of the sofa sets
Some people like simple cool colours while others like matching colours on their pieces of furniture. When the colours are blended well, then the living room looks fantastic! If not the living room can look very dull.
Below is a living room with well blended colours of lilac, beige, baby pink and lime green, the outlook is very cosy!
The difference between a rug and a carpet is purely a matter of size.
Within the customary terminology of the industry, any piece less than 40 square feet is called a rug while anything larger is considered a carpet.
Today, however, the term rug is most commonly used to distinguish an area rug from wall-to-wall carpeting or broadloom.
When choosing carpet for your living room, the standard questions apply, such as: What will you use this room for most? How much foot traffic will the carpet endure?
Carpeting a living room is a very hard decision for a home maker, considering the foot traffic which is usually heavy on daily basis.
If that is the case, you can focus your attention primarily on choosing the carpet you want for this room based on colour, style and quality.
The living room of most any home is often a place of entertaining friends and family. A beautiful hand crafted area rug or carpet is certain to bring tremendous warmth and refinement to an important room via its amazing colours, flowing design, luxurious surface and exquisite style.
Either way, an important thing to remember is that you can highlight your carpet, or you can highlight your décor and allow the carpet to become an elegant backdrop.
Long gone are the large wall units that used to adorn our sitting rooms, these wall units really used to scare me, that I never even once admired any.
Interior decor then was a thing for the very rich and famous, so our mothers had to make do with improvising everything they saw that came in handy.
Wall units used to be so huge, that you will find the space in the living room has all been taken by the wall unit alone leaving anyone sitting there so squeezed that one could hardly stretch their legs.
Then came new designs, these are either small made wall units or the in-built wall units.
Either of the two is very good, since they leave the room with a lot of space for anything else. On choosing a wall unit it is very important to consider the size of your living room.
Wall units look very good when they are not over decorated. When you place so many things on a wall unit, it loses it beauty and it ends up looking a Christmas tree.
Therefore it is advisable to place few things on it like, a flower vase, a figurine or two and any other memorabilia for as long as they do not exceed three is good.
Before anyone tries to decorate their living rooms, it is recommended that one knows exactly how much they are willing to spend. If the budget is on a shoe string it is wise to do one a thing at time.