If you’re planning on redoing your living rooms and have a certain idea about what kind of an aesthetic you want to go for, then here are a few things that you’ll need to remember during the whole process:
1. Your sofa is your show stopper
What’s the very first thing that you notice when you enter any living room? You notice the couch. Just like the final model wears the best piece while walking the runway during a fashion show, the couch is the most visually apparent part of your living rooms – the furniture equivalent of a show stopper. This is why you have to pick its design very wisely.
2. Texture contrast with rugs
Some homeowners try to match their sofa upholstery to their area rug texture, and we’re here today to tell you that it’s a huge design NO. Area rugs are basically introduced to create contrast. You can’t match them up with the ambiance or you’ll totally be destroying their purpose. Choose a rug fabric or finish that adds more visual dynamic to your spaces.
3. Consoles over walls
If you’re debating the merits of going for a media console or a media wall, then understand that your choice is totally dependent upon your budget and theme. If you’re working on a minimalist home or have a smaller budget, then a console is a great option. But if you’ve got a more elaborate theme in mind – say; traditional or Victorian – then a media wall is totally fine as well.
4. Shelves for the empty walls
If you don’t like undersigned walls that are too plain or unadorned, then you can make them visually versatile by designing a floor to ceiling shelf there. These not only provide more storage space, but also have a great aesthetic and can have smaller open shelves on their facades, so they can add some decorative value to your ambiance as well.
5. Sofas with legs
Typically, its recommended to go with sofas that have legs because their elevated physique makes it possible for you to sweep around easily. Sofas with no feet just sit on the floor surface and dust collects underneath them over the years. This can lead to a huge hassle over time.