Basic Guidelines for the Living Room, Bedroom and Office
Some people have a natural sense of decorating. They seem to instinctively know what to put where, and how to arrange things, “just so” in order to make a room look and feel wonderful. Other people need more help (thank goodness, or I’d be out of a job!) Below you’ll find some basic furnishing tips for three key rooms to help you choose and place furniture for each room to help make the space function, feel, and look its best.
Living Room/Family Room/ Great Room
Furnishings: I personally LOVE sectionals. They are great pieces of furniture because they allow the most people to sit comfortably in an arrangement that feels cozy and inviting. Sectionals help define a space, which is very helpful in a great room or a living room that also includes a dining area. Avoid sectionals with the attached chaise lounge as they make arranging the furniture more difficult and also provide an area for only one person to sit. Instead, purchase an ottoman coffee table. This versatile piece of furniture can be used for storage, as a coffee table, a foot rest for the whole family to use when watching TV, and provides extra seating when large groups come to visit.
In general, it’s best to choose neutral colors for Continue reading