Just as the name implies, the living room is easily one of the most important rooms in our homes and they are usually first in our minds when it comes to decorating a new home. At the same time, they need to be one of the most versatile spaces in your home as they take on a number of different roles, which can make getting the design or décor right a little bit more challenging. For some of us, the living room is a more formal space reserved primarily for entertaining. For others, it’s a very casual space where we can kick back and relax.
Living rooms typically have lots of seating, there’s usually at least one sofa, a chair or two and maybe a comfy foot stool. But it’s not just about the chairs, a complete living room requires tables, bookshelves and other pieces of furniture - all working together to bring the space together and give it a stylish look.
So, whether it’s a complete overhaul or a quick change, spice up the family’s favourite room this season with these top tips.
Arranging the furniture
There are certain issues that always come up when trying to arrange living room furniture. Think about creating conversation areas to determine a focal point, the best size and shape rug that will work in the space.
Light it up
Living room lighting serves a dual purpose: it works as a light source, but also as a decorative accessory. So, it’s important to have a variety of lighting that not just accommodates whatever you are doing the room, but also looks great in the space.
Wall-to-wall carpet isn’t nearly as popular as it used to be, in fact nearly all of us in Dubai do not have carpets. Carpets are now traded for rugs, particularly in the living room as they are more practical. And a great rug can add a stylish look to the room.
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