By Aili Zimmermann. Living Room. Published at Saturday, February 09th, 2019 - 21:34:38 PM.
One furniture company offers an 88 inch long 3-cushion reclining sofa in brown leather. This is a magnificent reclining sofa and likely offered at a magnificent price, but price is irrelevant to our discussion. This would appear to suit any living room in any home in the USA. But is it? If the rest of your living room furniture was in black leather, would you feel comfortable with a new brown leather sofa?
However, this would offer the perfect contrast to your black leather furniture, and certainly more suitable than the expensive brown leather recliner. Two or three chairs and sofas in black leather flanking a beautiful dazzling white (for now) sofa would look pretty impressive, and many might even adopt this style after reading this!
Use lighter shades of green, blue and yellow for your walls. These lighter colors or pastels help open up the room and give it a more airy feel. If you want a cozier feel to your living room, use darker shades of red, blue and brown.
Now think about what you actually need, and what you might desire to have space for - in other words, separate your needs from your wants. For instance, you might need space for a sofa, TV and music, lighting and a coffee table and sideboard. You might want space for toys and books, DVD and CD storage and your hi-fi speakers. What you can actually fit into your room will depend on the size and shape of the space you have. You may have to be ruthless in your choices - it is important to obtain a balance between the areas taken up with furniture and open areas you use for access around the room.
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