If the kitchen is called the heart of the house, then the living room is his soul, and therefore, it should be extremely clean, kind and harmonious. However, often when arranging living rooms, many people make the same mistakes, which, as a result, affect the functionality, aesthetics and character of a given room. What kind of drawbacks living rooms will be discussed, and how to fix them - we will talk further.
Incorrect placement of the TV monitor
One of the most common mistakes in the arrangement of living rooms is the installation of a TV or monitor opposite the window, or in close proximity to it. As a result, the glare interferes with the normal perception of the picture, or there is tension in the eyes when a person is looking at a screen installed directly in front of the window.
The TV or monitor should be positioned so that the living room window is located on the left or right hand of the person sitting in front of the screen.
Lack of decorative lighting sources
Even if the room is illuminated quite well by means of top floodlights and spotlights, the lack of additional sources can be a significant drawback and affect the atmosphere of the living room in the evening. At the end of the day, you want to relax so much, but in a brightly lit living room it will not be possible to do so.
When planning the living room decor, do not forget to provide for the installation of wiring for sconces, and also purchase a pair of table lamps for the console. So the room will certainly be comfortable and conducive to a good rest in the evening.
Doubtful design of furniture items
Before you go to a furniture store, it will not be superfluous to familiarize yourself with the current trends in product design. We also recommend that you look through thematic magazines, visit several websites dedicated to interior design, or consult with a designer who will tell you the best models of sofas, chairs and dressers for your living room.
Pay attention to the laconic furniture with straight lines and a clear silhouette - such items will not go out of fashion for a long time. If you want to experiment, you can buy furniture with original upholstery, which, if necessary, can be replaced.
Avoid bulky upholstered furniture with lush armrests and atrophied, overly voluminous, backrests - these have long since lost their relevance.
Dark furniture in a low room
If the living room with low ceilings - you need to do everything to make the room easier. But acquiring furniture of dark shades (blue, graphite, chocolate and marsh), you remain a loser, because the room will become even more squat and cramped.
The best solution for a low living room would be the placement of compact sofas, armchairs and neat tables, always raised on legs. At the same time, you need to make a choice in favor of neutral light shades of upholstery and the main material of furniture.
Many reflective surfaces
Many of you are very fond of mirrors, therefore, install them everywhere, and sometimes, in irrepressible quantities. This is a true mistake for any room, especially if you do not know the basic rules for using reflective surfaces. For example, you should not place a large mirror or a mirror panel in a dark room, but also, you do not need to broadcast it in front of a blank wall.
In some cases it will be better if instead of a wall completely covered with mirrored tiles, hang one but a large mirror in a beautiful frame, always opposite a brightly lit window. Thus, the living room will become lighter, brighter, and the decor - more harmonious and comfortable.
Many reflective surfaces
A beautiful window opening or an insufficient amount of daylight cannot be the reason for the complete abandonment of the textile design of windows. Without curtains, gently flowing into the floor, a rare living room looks complete, but fresh and cold.
If you are afraid that thick curtains will cover the precious natural light streaming from a small window, you can add the opening with a Roman lifting mechanism with a light translucent fabric, thick tulle or with a decorative curtain on one side of the opening.
Scenery without measure
A richly decorated living room doesn’t mean: stylish and beautiful, but on the contrary, it can be tasteless and pretentious. It is not desirable in the room, no matter what size it is, to place all the decorative accessories at once: paintings, figurines, vases, panels, books and tapestries, awards and diplomas, candelabra, and so on.
Identify two or three zones that you think should be decorated, for example: a fireplace zone, a coffee table in the middle of the sofa group, walls between the windows. Choose a pair of bright accessories, complementing them with several neutral objects of different heights and shapes, remember: moderation is important in decorating a living room.
Pile of furniture
If you want to create comfortable conditions in your own living room, it is not necessary to occupy most of its area with furniture, which, as it may seem, would be very appropriate here.
As practice and experience of designers shows, half of the total number of pieces of furniture in living rooms does not find a worthy use for itself, blocking the aisles.
For those who are used to gather a friendly company in their own living room, we recommend, instead of various pieces of upholstered furniture (couches, armchairs and poufs, wide sofas and banquettes), to place in the room a pair of identical-sized sofas, to add compact mobile tables and chairs with soft backs.
This will create an equally comfortable, but more stylish and collected atmosphere.
Blind following the same style
The living room, in whose surroundings the presence of all the main features of only one direction in design (for example, classicism, or minimalism) is clearly felt, risks ultimately disappointing its owners with the lack of authenticity and frank stereotypedness. It is not comfortable to be in a well-adjusted, pedantic setting, especially to live.
If you are particularly close to a particular interior style, for example, classic, in the living space of the living room it is better to combine it with other, less pretentious, disposing directions: many-sided eclecticism, characteristic retro, stylish loft or grunge, in an elegant way of Parisian apartments.
A large number of colorful shades
Too bright design of the living room - the reverse side of a boring monochrome interior. Bright combinations of colors, the displacement of ornaments and patterns, textures and materials in the same space can be disastrous in the task of creating a harmonious and complete image. In addition, the interior of the motley room will not be able to successfully adapt to changes in design trends, seasonal holidays and your mood.
Pick a light neutral shade for the living room walls, and a couple of basic colors that contrast with or match him. Now you can complement the space with shades (dark or light, monophonic surfaces or with a pattern), which in a small amount, but will perfectly complement the interior.