3 common living room design mistakes

3 common living room design mistakes

One of the most important spaces in the entire household is the living room. This is where you spend most of your time each day and night, whether you are with just your family or are having loved ones over for a celebration.

It is important for the living room to show off your personality through its design, while also being staged in a warm and inviting way for anybody. The look should be appealing on all levels, from the curtains hanging over the windows to the color and texture of the rug.

But like many homeowners, you might be making mistakes with the interior design of your living room that you are not even aware of. This blog post will dive into some of the ways you can course correct and create an area that you will be proud to show off and be comfortable in.

Here are a few missteps to avoid while decorating:

  • "It is important for the living room to show off your personality through its design, while also being staged in a warm and inviting way for anybody."

    Hanging items too high: You don't want the walls in your living room to look plain, which is why many homeowners hang pieces of art or family pictures to really liven up the space — but sometimes too high up. As a general rule of thumb, art should be hung at eye level, with the center of the piece hanging about five feet off of the wall. This will create a sense of evenness throughout the living room, so everybody will be able to enjoy the artwork that you have hanging up.

  • Inadequate lighting: The worst thing you can do is have a living room that is too dark, especially in the cold winter months when the days are so short. You want to have the light balanced throughout the entire space, using floor lamps, table lamps and ceiling fixtures. Each living room should have a central meeting area, whether that is on the couch or in front of the television, where the light should be focused. As long as you know that there is enough lighting to go around, your living room will appear more open and inviting.
  • Not enough color: In an effort to make a space appear larger than it really is, many homeowners will opt for a monochromatic color scheme, staying with safe colors such as white or gray. While this might work in the short term, it will also make the living room appear boring and sterile, certainly not an area where you want to spend an extended period of time. If you have a relatively plain canvas to work with in your living room, try adding pops of color through new pillows or cushions for the couch, or new curtains on the windows. These stronger hues won't take over the room, but will instead give it a fresh look.

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