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  • Smart Living Room With Corner Sofa And Dining Area With Bold Chairs And Wooden Coffee Table And Side Table
  • Modern Living Room With 3 Seater Sofa And 1 Seater Armchair, Houseplant, And Wooden Shelf
  • Classy White Living Room With Seating Groups, Wooden Center Table With Storage Shelf Topped With Accessories And Flower Vase
  • Vibrant Living Room Set Up With Wooden Wall Panels, Fireplace, Creative Wall Arts, And Unique Selection Of Furniture And Throw Pillows
  • Fabulous Living Room Layout With TV, Floor Lamp, Funky Chair, And A Soft, Cozy Runner Rug
  • Elegant Monochromatic Living Room With Jet Black Chandelier, Worn In Furnishing And Decor Accessories
  • Stylish Small Living Room Styled With Smaller Funrnishing, Side Table Topped With Mini Flower Vase, And Floor Lamp To Light The Corner
  • Small Living Room With Large Sectional Sofas, Solid And Patterned Throw Pillows A Pair Of Decorative Mirrors, Trilegged Floor Lamp On The Side Table
  • Chic Living Room With Large Area Rug Covering The Entire Space, Houseplants, Parallel Seating Arrangement, And A Funky Wooden Ladder
  • Modern Living Room With Striped Rugs Tieing Together The Seating Arrangement And Floor To Ceiling Draperies
  • Inspiring Living Room Design With Floral Wall Papers, Photo Frames, Large Oval Mirror And Cozy Rug
  • Cheerful Small Living Room In Blue With Mantel As The Focal Point
  • Contemporary Living Room Designed With Neutral Tones, Dark Wood, Texture, And Pops Of Orange
  • Trendy Living Room With Rumford Style Fireplace, Adorable Pendant Lights, Floor Lamp, And Seating Arrangement
  • Trendy Large Living Room With L Shaped Seating Arrangement, Fireplace, And Built Ins
  • Beautiful Loft Like Living Room Arrangement In White And Blue Decor
  • Cozy Living Room With Corner Fireplace, Built In Entertainment Unit, Orange Armchairs, And Floral Printed Pillows
  • Neutral Living Room With Navy Blue Accents, Parallel Seating Arrangement, Chandelier, Side Tables Topped With Table Lamps
  • White Benjamn Moore Greige Colored Decor In The Large Living Room Showcasing Symmetry
  • 9 Mistakes to Avoid While Designing Living Room

    Sometimes, just like the way a strong script is undone by a number of other iffy factors like poor direction or star cast that simply don’t gel with the story line; we often stumble upon chaotic living room designs. And, nine out of ten times the real culprit is the awkward furnishing arrangement. Here are 9 mistakes to avoid while designing the living room.

    If you find yourself guilty of committing one or two living room designing mistakes, it’s time to mend your ways. In this article, we’ll show you the issue and the remedy to make your living room a visual treat (and functional too!).

    Mistake #1 – Deviation from 2:3 Ratio
    Every designer makes use of this golden ratio of 2:3 for a balanced furniture arrangement. For example, a center table that is two-thirds the length of a sofa, and a sofa two-thirds the width of the area rug will create a stunner of a living room in no time. Already feeling like searching for the tape, huh?

    Mistake #2 – Using walls as the guide
    Pushing furniture against the wall is an age-old instinct we still cannot get rid of. Here what many overlooks is the stilted space in the middle especially if it’s a large living room. Plus, who’d like to shout like hell? By pulling your couch and chairs away from the wall, and therefore closer together, creates a cozy atmosphere meant for more kick back.

    Mistake #3 – Wrong move with Color
    Did you take inspiration from a blog and bought that warm color, but discovered it was not giving the oneness you expected? Fret not. Add a few coordinating shades to pull everything together. When you add a fresh coat of paint next time, remember to do a trial on a small spot on the wall and to see how the backdrop is changing at different times of the day.

    Mistake #4 – Overcrowding the room
    We know you have a lovely collection of furniture and décor pieces. But that doesn’t mean you should fill the space till it suffocates. Instead, showcase three pieces you absolutely want to incorporate, and then save a space for others somewhere else.

    Mistake #5 – Neglecting the right storage
    No interior designer knows what kind of storage you need better than you do. So, make you have a few multifunctional furniture pieces that offer ample storage and make the space clutter less. In case, if you want some inspirational multifunctional furniture ideas for the living room, check our previous article here.

    Mistake #6 – Ignoring secondary lighting
    If you’d like a warm ambiance in the seating area, get your hands at secondary lights. Low lighting like floor lamps to illuminate islanded corners, table lamps to aid reading, a study lamp to increase the warmth in the living room-study/living room-office combo décor etc are few best ways to add focus on the overall living room arrangement.

    Mistake #7 – Making indoor roadblocks
    Weaving around the furniture to reach the kitchen or bedroom isn’t something anyone appreciates. Hence take extra care to leave enough space so foot traffic isn’t get affected. Remembering the 2:3 ratio helps here a lot. Plus, if you have kids at home, think carefully to allow them to walk or run around comfortably without hurting themselves.

    Mistake #8 – Neglecting the layer
    Check if you have these basic layering elements in the living room; and when you add these items, bring in different sizes, shapes, and textures to create visual interest.
    • Wall coverings: Paint, wallpaper
    • Flooring: Wood, carpet, vinyl
    • Furniture: Beds, chairs, tables
    • Textiles: Throw pillows, blankets, area rugs, bedding
    • Lighting: Primary and accent lights
    • Wall hangings: Photos, wall arts, mirrors
    • Decor items: Houseplants, coffee table décor pieces, flower vases

    Mistake #9 – Losing the balance
    Whether you have a small living room with a single sofa/couch and two/three armchairs or a large one with 2 seating groups – keep them all in balance. For instance, arrange the furniture according the size, style, and color. If you have plans to mix and match sizes and colors, well and good. Otherwise, make sure you don’t clum

    What are your thoughts on these living room designing mistakes? Do you find them useful as we do? And yes, we would love to know your opinion, so please share your comments below! If you have more tried and tested ideas, tips or tricks in your arsenal, please share them too – we would love to read them.

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    • Classy White Living Room With Seating Groups, Wooden Center Table With Storage Shelf Topped With Accessories And Flower Vase

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    • Small Living Room With Large Sectional Sofas, Solid And Patterned Throw Pillows A Pair Of Decorative Mirrors, Trilegged Floor Lamp On The Side Table

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    • Neutral Living Room With Navy Blue Accents, Parallel Seating Arrangement, Chandelier, Side Tables Topped With Table Lamps

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    • Modern Living Room With Striped Rugs Tieing Together The Seating Arrangement And Floor To Ceiling Draperies

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    • Cheerful Small Living Room In Blue With Mantel As The Focal Point

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    • Fabulous Living Room Layout With TV, Floor Lamp, Funky Chair, And A Soft, Cozy Runner Rug

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