By Kilian Suzette. Living Room. Published at Saturday, January 20th, 2018 - 06:16:58 AM.
Things that are hung on the wall, whether it’s art, mirrors, or sculptural objects, need to be placed in relation to the furniture. Don’t hang a tiny photo over the back of your sofa. Use either a large piece that is approximately two thirds the length of the sofa, or use a grouping of pieces. If you’re absolutely determined to use a particular piece of art and it’s too small, put it in a larger frame with a large matte around it. (For every problem there is a solution!).
These are often the big-ticket items so it's important that they suit the space. The most important thing to do is measure the space before buying any of these pieces. You don't want them to be too big or too small, so it's best if you draw up a floor plan ahead of time. Sketch out the room on a piece of graph paper using all the appropriate measurements. Try putting the sofa and chairs in a few different spots and see what works best visually and in terms of leaving space to accommodate traffic flow.
Whether you call it a living room, family room, gathering room or den, what we do most in this space in our homes is live. Our living room design ideas will help you make your living room more than just livable, but also an enjoyable and relaxing place for you and your family and friends to be.
Once the furniture is in place you'll need to position the accessories. Check out these tips for hanging artwork, putting up window treatments, placing the television and more.
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