Good day to you all! Are you having difficulties with the process of setting up your living room? If you are new at this, then you will certainly experience certain dilemmas and issues. Should I choose this or that? How long should be the distance between each piece of furniture? I have prepared some really helpful tips that you need to check. Check the Living Room Cheat Sheet and design yours with ease!
Let’s start from the base. Area rugs are a nice way to add coziness and warmth in a room. On the other hand, these ones help you anchor a certain space. This means that you should pick the right size for your living room. Many make mistakes and choose too small area rugs, and the end result will not be as expected. When you are choosing the proper rug, make sure that it covers the room leaving 12″-18″ clear around the walls. For smaller rooms, even 7″-12″ will be enough.
A perfectly designed room should have enough space so you can move around the furniture, without having to bump into things. The proper alignment of the furniture should allow proper traffic flow in the living room. You should arrange the furniture in a way that it leaves 26”-36” for a pathway. This is a must, as you want your living room to be functional and airy.
For a living room, you should choose the proper size of a coffee and side table. How to do this? A coffee table should be about 1”-2” lower than the seat cushion of your sofa. This is the perfect measurement for one. Side tables are a good thing for a lamp, or decor. You should choose one 2” less than the side of the sofa.
If you don’t like the idea of having an empty wall ahead of the sofa, then you would probably think of placing artwork there, This is a great choice. Keep in mind that choosing the right size is crucial. Be sure to cover 50-60% of the wall.