Thursday, 18 September 2014

Living Rooms to Love

Sharing some of Joanna Ford's interior design tips for achieving a living room that looks good, works hard and knows how to relax!
  • Create a conversation space - Ideally a U-shaped space is what you should be looking to achieve, here seating arrangements are set up in a way where everyone has eye contact creating a more intimate chatting space. Never push furniture up against walls, by pulling your seating arrangement even a few centimetres away from the wall, the space will instantly warm up and it also creates good flow.
  • Work out your focal point – Almost every living room has at least one natural focal point. If yours has a fireplace, that will no doubt be it. Other focal points may include a window with a wonderful view, a gallery wall or a pair of French doors. Whatever the focal point of your room, be sure you arrange your furniture to take advantage of it. Often people will place furniture around the TV, sure, this is ok, but don’t forget to also angle some chairs away from the TV to create some natural conversation points.
·         Establish a centre 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 centre table should sit.  If your home has a very long, or very large living room, consider having two centre points, one will be larger than the other.


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