24 August, 2015

Living Room Styling Tips

Coastal Chic - Get The Look

Here are some design tips to help you style your living room.

1.  Always use odd numbers in your displays – they are more visually appealing.

2.   Items do not have to be centered on the coffee table.Using a tray for displaying objects is a popular trend at the moment. Add a stack of 3 books for added interest and colour.

3.  The edge of the rug in your living room should start just under the front legs of your couch and chairs.

4.  When planning your room or shopping for furniture – use painter’s tape, newspaper or cardboard in the size of the furniture you are considering to make sure it fits. Be sure to account for pathways around furniture in your plan as well.

5.    A console table at the back of the couch should never be higher than the back of the couch (otherwise you will most likely bang your head on it when you flop down on the couch!).

6. Vary the tones in a room include light, dark and mid toned elements to create contrast.

7.  Side tables should be the same height as the arms of the couch or chair. 

8. Vary the heights in a room, art , standing lamps, low ottomans and coffee tables will all create more visual interest in a room.

9.    Mix and match textures and shapes for interest.

10.  When layering your cushions, start with the largest ones at the back then go progressively smaller. Use more cushions in the corner of a sectional to provide more back support.

Melissah xox

Images via Pottery Barn, moodboard by Coastal Style

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decor said...

So cozy and warm! Loving it! Great choices that you've made.

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