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living room design rules

9 Rules For Arranging Your Living Room

You want your living room decor to suit a particular style, or motif. When planning for a living room design there are things you need to consider first to achieve the overall look that you’ve always wanted. Based from the rules in this article I realize that I made some mistakes in designing our old living room. Well it’s not too late to learn them!

Our living rooms are often the center of the party: we entertain, hold meetings, host parties, and lounge. Some homes have very formal spaces, others quite casual. Regardless of how you use your living room, follow these rules of thumb to make your furniture placement functional and beautiful.

1. Find the focal point

Is it your fireplace? The view outside? Most homes will have one focal point and this doesn’t mean that all the furniture will face it. The focal point is what you want the eyes to find first upon entering the room; it’s the part of the room you want to show off. If your windows are low, like the living room below, choose furniture that has a low profile so it doesn’t block the view.

2. Establish the center point

This isn’t necessarily the middle of the room but most of the time it will be. Generally, this is where the coffee table or center table should sit. If your home has a very long, or very large living room, consider having two center points, one will be larger than the other. In this living room arrangement, the first center point is where the glass coffee table is, the second one is near the windows.

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