I’ve posted before here and here about these two mistakes, but I wanted to share them with you again because I see this all the time in people’s houses.
1) Placing all the furniture in a room against the walls. Now I know sometimes this is inevitable if you live in cramped quarters, but if you have the room try out a few different arrangements.
I love the living room in father of the bride. The couches are smack dab in the middle of the living room… I love this arrangement (and this movie). I think the whole house is timeless.
2) Artwork/ Pictures that are too small for the wall. I often see in people’s houses teeny tiny frames on huge white walls. Think big!
Love this mirror (all following images lustfully stolen from Pottery Barn).
Grouping smaller items together is a great idea!
Can you tell I am on a Coco Chanel kick?
“Luxury must be comfortable, otherwise it is not luxury.”
I couldn’t agree with her more. I don’t understand why people spend thousands on designing their homes and the result is often cold, stuffy or not their style. You can have a luxurious home, just make sure it is your style and that you can relax in it.
A mistake often made: shoving all the furniture in a room up against the walls. Chances are you really don’t need all that floor space, unless you are an avid dancer or have a busy 2 year old. So pull that furniture away from the walls, create a seating area (an area rug can help to define a seating area), throm in a coffee table and some lighting, and you’ve got a new living space.