THE CLUTTER CLEANUP (PART FIVE)
The Living Room
How many of you spend microscopic time in the living room? This room is the one room in the house that we spend the most money on expensive, beautiful furniture for entertaining and then we never use it for fear we ruin our good furnishings. How silly is that? This room should be for living. It usually has the best views and the most beautiful architecture. Why have such a beautiful space and not use it?
A well-organized living room can be used every day if we design it for living rather than as a showplace. If your house is casual, then your living room should reflect the same casual style. If the rest of your house is formal and you are very comfortable in elegant surroundings, then your living room should be formal too.
The most important considerations in designing your living room are; furniture that is functional, art and collection display and easy entertaining features. The living room is no place for clutter.
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Furniture placement should be more functional than aesthetic. Arrange your space for conversation groups and allow enough movable furniture that your guests can create their own seating areas. This prevents wallflowers and allows for your guests to mingle on their own terms comfortably. Cluster areas for standing and visiting are also important. You do not have to have all your furniture as one large circle for visiting. You can have two or three or even four conversation areas in a large living room.
- Decorate with books.
- Don’t just line things along the back of a furniture piece. Group small and large objects together onto a platter or shelf.
- Just because you are out of wall space does not mean you can not display a lovely art piece, use, and easel on top of a chest or a standing easel in the corner of the room.
- Drape art or decorative textiles, like scarves or blankets on furniture or screen dividers.
- Mirror the back wall and add glass shelves to display Lladro, Armani, or other figurines, sculpture, pottery and collectibles.
- Fill a bowl or cylinder with small items, like Christmas balls, colorful bracelets or even seashells and coral.
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