‘ Pimping up my living room – facts to consider when designing my living room’

‘ Pimping up my living room – facts to consider when designing my living room’

Do
  • Have  an organized living room.
  • Consider your budget and financial resources.
  •  Incorporate colour into ones living room.
  • Consider the size of your living room and furniture.
  • Consider different forms of lighting.
  • Consider the quality of the floor and its maintenance.
  • Remember to bear in mind what you plan to do in your living room and design the room accordingly.
  • Consider the storage of items and a clutter free living room.
  • Consider a themed living room that brings balance into the living room. Consider themes like African, minimalist, American country etc… what suits your natural tastes and preferences.
Do Not
  • Have  a dull plain living room that does not incorporate color into it.
  • Use matchy matchy furniture.
  • Be afraid to mix up different hues, colours and texture in artefacts .
  • Rely only on overhead lighting; try and incorporate side lamps, wall lamps etc.
  • Push all furniture against the wall,
  • Forget end tables and have your family or guests endure the discomfort of using sofas or arm chair rests to place their foods and drinks.
  • Hang art pieces so high beyond average eye level.
  • Use tiny rugs that tend to ‘float around the room’.
  • Buy furniture you will never use.
The living room should be a picture of ones personal tastes, preferences, a place of comfort, a room where one is free to be themselves. It should not as much be a designer’s haven which has no emotive or social connection to the home’s residents.
Kwambie Nyambane,
November 2015.
References:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/purewow/the-8-most-common-living_b_6208190.html
http://www.pluckys-secondthought.com/guest-blogger-reema-5-factors-to-consider-when-decorating-your-living-room/
http://bloemfix.co.za/index.php/how-to-s-faq-s/living-room/69-7-things-to-consider-when-decorating-a-living-room
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