Do you know that your living room can be improved but you don’t know how? Do you feel that there is something missing or surplus and you are not clear about it? The rules in decoration are often to be broken but there are certain mistakes that we must avoid so that the decoration of the room works and makes us feel good.
The living room is the most important in the house for the time we spend in it, as it is a space for leisure and the place where we receive friends. And although style and taste are very personal, there are some minimum and common rules that your salon must comply with for it to work.
1. The proportion of the furniture has to go according to your space
Even if your dream is to have a three-meter sofa if there is no wall or space for it, the sofa should adapt to the space and try to complete it with puffs or auxiliary seats. You can also opt for sofa models that are converted widthwise so that you can lie down as you please.
In addition to the proportions, check that the passageways work and that there are gaps between 65 and 75 cm so that the room has a good distribution.
2.- “All matching” furniture sets do not work
Your living room is not the cover of a furniture catalogue so don’t be in a hurry to decorate it. It is not that you go to the first store and buy “matching” the dining room table with the chairs, the sideboard and the television cabinet. That’s very 90’s.
3.- Television is not the most important thing so do not make it the centre of the room
That we all like to enjoy a good session of Netflix-sofa-blanket but the same rule of proportion as point 1 should apply to the size of the television.
If you still prefer the size of the television to be very large, look for solutions to try to camouflage it. For example, you can lean it against a dark wall, you can surround it with floor lamps, wall sconces or the option chosen by many interior designers: you can hide it behind sliding or retractable doors so that it remains hidden when not in use.
4.- Do not put barriers to light
The curtains or blinds must be white so as not to put barriers to light. If you like textiles, dress the windows with lateral falls that are located, as its name indicates, on the sides, not covering the windows.