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Living room mistakes our designers always see

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So many of our clients know the feeling all too well - standing in their living room and wondering, "What on were we thinking?!" Our designers are here to help you avoid pricey mistakes and get your dream space right, first time.

🛋️ Ignoring furniture scale - Just because a piece physically fits in your lounge, it doesn’t mean it suits the scale of the space. For instance, a large, luxury sofa won’t sit right next to a tiny coffee table. Make sure you have enough floor space to avoid a cramped feeling and that the scaling of all of your furniture fits together.

📺 Making the TV too prominent - TVs are a necessary evil, we all want one but dislike how it looks. You can disguise it with darker wall paint, placing it in bespoke furniture or stying it into a gallery wall.

🧱 Pushing furniture up against the walls - In large living rooms you want to create an intimate feel, bring furniture closer together, zoning them with a rug and filling the outer walls with artwork and side tables.

Curious about what other mistakes our designers see? Check out the full blog here.️


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