A few staples to consider for your living room: seating, tables, lighting, wall decorations—Yes, that’s it. We know it’s a vague list but living room designs are not one size fits all. While a spacious living room may benefit from the ample size and additional seating that a sectional sofa provides, a smaller dwelling may feel more comfortable with a cosy armchair and a couple footstools. Once you have identified what your living room needs to function for, what you should put into your space will become more apparent.
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THE 4 SECRETS TO A PERFECT SETUP
Measurements: Where can furniture fit, and will it fit?
Natural Pathways: Is there anything obstructing walkways? Can someone easily maneuver in, out, and around the living room without disrupting others?
Focal Point: What is your living room’s intended focal point? (fireplace, television, window etc.)
Purpose: What is your living room’s main purpose? Social space? Consider staggering seating around a central point, such as a coffee table. Prefer to catch up on your favourite shows? Try to make sure that the majority or all seats in the room have a good view of the television—a method that also works well for homes that want to direct focus to a picture window. Crave more relaxation? Embrace unused corner space by adding a chaise lounge and small end table.
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