Posted on September 26, 2017
Choosing the right decor for your living room can seem like a hassle. Finding the right pieces to compliment each other and coordinate with the color of your walls and carpet may seem overwhelming but there’s no need to fear. With the right guide to buying living room furniture, you can be well on your way to a unique and organized space that is well worth spending time in.
The first thing that you will want to consider before purchasing living room furniture is the size of your living room. The size of your living room will help you determine the type of upholstery, the size of your furnishings and what accent pieces you should or should not buy. If your living room is larger, you’ll want to avoid smaller furnishings. Maximize the usage of your space by adding a more upholstered couch and love seat. You’ll still want to leave walking space which is comfortable enough to maneuver around but you can certainly fill up open areas with more accent pieces such as coffee tables, end tables, lamps and art work.
For a smaller living room, instead of purchasing a full sized couch, a smaller love seat and perhaps a recliner is more practical. This helps keep your living room from looking cluttered and over stuffed. You can purchase petite sized end tables and coffee tables instead of larger ones to help fill nooks and crannies. Smaller pieces of art can also be purchased in order to decorate your walls without making them look as though they are overbearing.
Once you have determined the size of the furnishings that you need in your living room, it is time to determine what your living room area will be used for. If you know that your space will be used for more family time such as movies, games and entertainment, you should look into products that maximize storage. If you are the type to host overnight company, a hide-a-bed couch is a recommended investment or a daybed that can be doubled as a couch during the day and a bed at night. There are also ottomans available which can be used for storage available with a removable top. Adding a desk to your living room can be beneficial, especially for larger living rooms as you can then maximize your entertainment area by adding a home computer to your room.
After you have taken the stops to decide the size and type of furniture you will need it is then time to decide on color and style. There are many styles to taken into consideration such as contemporary, modern classic and more. You can also choose whether or not you want to coordinate the color of your furniture to that of your walls and floors or whether or not you want to accent and compliment the colors. Colors help determine mood. This is another thing to consider when decorating. For smaller spaces it is recommended that you decorate in lighter colors to make your room look larger whereas darker colors will make a larger space appear smaller.
Feng-shui is a type of decorating style that uses colors to enhance a certain type of mood. A great idea for those who enjoy Feng-shui is to buy a low sitting coffee table which can also be doubled as a dining table. Place pillows on the floor as seating for your guests and enjoy lunch or dinner in your mood setting living room. Earthy colors bring a sense of inner peace and comfort. Darker colors inspire passion and a more wild sense of living. Cool colors brighten up your living space and make you feel more relaxed and free of stress.
Posted on September 24, 2017
If you have limited space in your living room then you may find it difficult to store and display your television equipment. Modern televisions are large and all the associated equipment can take up a lot of room. TV stands can take up a lot of floor space in your living and could intrude on the overall design. A good solution is corner TV cabinets. These pieces of furniture are shaped to fit back into the corner of a room and make the best use of areas with restricted space.
Types of TV Corner Cabinet
TV corner cabinets are available in different designs so you should be able to find a style to suit your living room. If you have a modern décor then one of the glass, plastic or metal corner TV stands can be a good option. These smart, contemporary looking TV stands are widely available and come in a good range of different shapes and sizes. They are also affordable and are a cost effective way to store and display all of your home television equipment. If your home has a more traditional décor then a wooden corner TV cabinet can be a more suitable option. You should be able to find a finish to match your own furniture whether it is beech, oak, maple or pine.
Setting up TV Corner Cabinets
You will need to follow the manufacturer’s instructions if you are setting up a corner cabinet from a flat pack kit. Once you have done this then you can install your television equipment.
Firstly you will need to make sure that there is adequate ventilation for your television equipment. DVD players, set top boxes and recorders can all get very hot as they are operating and so they need good ventilation if you are going to store them in a cabinet. Look for a TV corner cabinet that has plenty of air flow sections in the back or sides. Many wooden and laminate cabinets have only thin back panels so if you do not have adequate ventilation you could carefully cut a few air holes in the panel yourself using a jigsaw. Ensuring good ventilation for your television equipment will prevent it from overheating and increase its life.
Think about what height you need the television for comfortable viewing. If the cabinet is not high enough on its own then most modern televisions come with their own stands which you can use to adjust the height. You can also buy table top TV stands that can provide more range of adjustment.
When you are installing your equipment you need to think carefully about the cables and wiring. Corner TV cabinets have restricted access at the back so it may be easier to install all of the equipment with the cupboard slightly out into the room. Then when you have finished you can carefully move the TV cabinet back into the corner of the room out of the way.
Posted on September 23, 2017
Fall is a wonderful time of year. For many of us it means the cold winter is coming so really, it is the last months to enjoy the weather before the snow and cold set in. For many people, the fall and winter months can be a gloomy time, simply because of the darker days and nights and the lack of sun. This year, why not do some redecorating in your home that can make it a place you will enjoy each and every day?
Let’s start with the living room. Other than our bedrooms for sleeping, the living room is not only the place you spend the most time but also the place you always want to look clean, beautiful and in tip top shape for those unexpected guests or Holiday parties you may have coming up. Lets face it, we know it always makes us happy and brings a little smile on our face when we get something new or can create a whole new look in our home that brings a welcome change right?
Have you ever thought about an indoor waterfall? Not only will it add beauty to your living areas, it will also bring nature indoors with the soothing sounds of water. You have many options when it comes to water fountains in your home. For example, you could add a small tabletop for a whole new look to an end table, a wall fountain instantly adds a new art piece to your walls, or a floor standing fountain can fit perfectly in that corner that looks like it needs something.
Let us explore the indoor floor fountain concept for a minute. Floor water fountains come in all shapes, sizes and materials. Whether the space is large or small, you will find a fountain that will fit perfectly and one your budget will allow. Slate and glass are very common for the face material of indoor waterfalls. You will be amazed at how the sound of water flowing down the entire face of the fountain will relax and soothe you every day! If you have a contemporary style, try a stainless steel framed fountain with a glass or mirrored face. Do you want to create more of a warm, natural look? A copper or bronze frame for your floor fountain will help with this and help bring the nature look into your home.