The Five Do's: when is comes to living room styling

 

1. The power of cushions

The lounge is one of the most important statements and key focus points in your living room. For a successful living room style, it is essential that you perfect the appearance of your lounge space, and the best way to achieve this is through the use of cushions. Have fun with colours, prints, textures in conjunction with different shapes and sizes. Just don’t forget the importance of comfort.

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2. Perfect the coffee table

Your coffee table (AKA the central piece of your living area) should be presented with tasteful and delicate decorations matching the theme of your room. You can use items such as candles, a flat bowl to store items, or even a vase of fresh flowers to add a pop of colour and height. As fun as it is decorating, don’t forget you’ll need some space for everyday living.

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3. Invest in a rug

A good living room rug is an absolute essential. Your rug will be the decorative piece that ties everything together. Rather than everything looking like a separate piece, your rug will turn the space into a cosy nook.

If you have floor boards, a rug can emphasise the feeling of warmth and comfort. Whilst a rug on carpet can portray a stylish and interesting layered look.

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4. Display some art

Your living room art display presents an opportunity to showcase your interests and hobbies that complement the room and your personality. You can display your most treasured memories or photo’s around the room which will serve as the cherry on top of the cake in regards to styling and making it your own.

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5. Don’t be afraid of colour

The secret of colour in the house is through the use of placement and balance. The trick to balancing bright colours is by contrasting them with strong neutrals. Correct use of this technique will result in a vibrant and visual appealing space. In regards to placement, colours works well with cushions, throws and decorative pieces.

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The Five Don'ts: when is comes to living room styling

 

1. Too much matching

The only thing just as bad as mixing different styles, is matching absolutely everything in a room… no pop of colour, or contrast screams boring.

 

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2. Rugging it wrong

Rugs can do SO much for a room, but rugging wrong will have the adverse effect. When choosing a rug, make sure the size compliments the room. Anything to big or too small will unbalance everything else. A good guide is to ensure all the front legs of your furniture can comfortable be placed on top of your rug.

 

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3. Lack of colour

Colour brings life and visual appeal. Without it, your room will be looking quite dull.

 

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4. Too much clutter

Clutter makes a room appear smaller than what it is. It is key to keep surfaces clean and clutter tucked away from eye sight.

 

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5. Furniture placement

Try to avoid placing your furniture up against the wall as it can make your room look small. Give the room breathing space by pulling the furniture away from the walls.

 

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