Furniture

3 common mistakes when designing living room

The living room is the hub of the home; it’s where the family spend their down time and where a lot of emotion and activity happens.

Such a versatile room requires a versatile design which can seem like a very difficult balance to achieve, often with many design mistakes being made in the process.

So, what are these mistakes, and how can you avoid making them in your home?

Rug Sizes – Too Big, Too Small and Just Right

Many people add rugs to the interior of their living rooms in an attempt to make them feel cosy, but more often than not, the size of the rug can create a very different atmosphere in the room.

While smaller rugs may seem more practical, especially in a smaller spaces, they can actually make a room seem more cluttered, and are even more noticeable in larger rooms.

Take a step back and look at the space and balance of your room – would a rug really add anything of value to the room?

Sofa Choices

Homeowners love sofas – it’s just a fact. With a variety of different styles to choose from, we fully understand that it can feel overwhelming when searching for the perfect one for your interior.

One of the main issues is choosing a sofa that doesn’t properly fit into the space you have. Sofa positions are usually the main culprit; being placed where they can often cause issues when watching TV, such as muscle of neck damage.

People often prefer the comfort of oversized sofas, but unless you have a room big enough to  place the sofa and have a decent floor space around it, you will just be creating a cramped setting. With Corner sofas, you can use space which may otherwise have been wasted in the corner of your room.

You will also open the room up and create a clear traffic flow, which is important in any interior.

Lonely Lighting

We all know how important lighting is when it comes to interior design,  but what many people don’t realise is that simply having one light to light the room can create a very bland, flat feel to a room.

As this is somewhere that you will want to enjoy spending your time, why not zhuzh it up a bit by creating mood with your lighting?

Add lights on different levels in the room to keep your eyes busy, as well as creating depth without much effort.