If you're like most, your living room is the central gathering place in your home. It's where you watch TV, entertain guests, and relax with family. So, it's important that your True Fashionista living room reflects your personal style and makes a good impression on visitors. Many people unfortunately make dreaded design mistakes that sabotage their living rooms. To help you avoid making these mistakes, we've compiled a list of the five worst offenders. Read on, then find much of what you’ll need in the Home section of True Fashionistas consignment store, Naples.
5 INTERIOR DESIGN MISTAKES TO AVOID IN YOUR LIVING ROOM – NOT DEFINING THE PURPOSE OF THE SPACE
Before you start shopping for furniture and decor, it's important to have a clear idea of how you want to use the space. Do you want it to be a place where you can entertain large groups of people? Or is it going to be more intimate, reserved for close family and friends? Once you've decided on the main purpose of the room, everything else will fall into place much more easily.
If you’re looking to entertain visitors, consider True Fashionista modular sectional seating that can be configured however you need it in the moment.
5 INTERIOR DESIGN MISTAKES TO AVOID IN YOUR LIVING ROOM – IGNORING SCALE AND PROPORTION
Whether you're working with a large or small space, it's important to pay attention to scale and proportion when selecting furniture and decor. For example, if you have a small living room, opt for a True Fashionista sofa with clean lines rather than an overstuffed one. And if your ceilings are on the taller side, take advantage of that vertical space by hanging art or suspending pendant lights from the ceiling. Speaking of lights.
5 INTERIOR DESIGN MISTAKES TO AVOID IN YOUR LIVING ROOM – OVERLOOKING THE IMPORTANCE OF LIGHTING
Lighting is key in any room, but it's especially important in a living room because that's typically where people gather in the evenings after work. You'll want to have a mix of different lighting sources to create a warm and inviting atmosphere. Table lamps, floor lamps, recessed lighting, and even candles can all play a role in lighting your living room. Just be sure not to rely too heavily on overhead lighting, as that can give the space an austere feel. Consider adding some accent lights from the collection at Naples’ best consignment store, True Fashionistas for that final perfecto touch. Speaking of lights...
5 INTERIOR DESIGN MISTAKES TO AVOID IN YOUR LIVING ROOM – FAILING TO INCORPORATE TEXTURE
One common mistake people make when designing their living rooms is failing to incorporate enough texture into the space. A little bit of True Fashionista texture can go a long way in making a room feel more inviting and comfortable. Consider adding a plush area rug, cozy throw blankets, or velvety pillows to your living room for an extra touch of luxury.
5 INTERIOR DESIGN MISTAKES TO AVOID IN YOUR LIVING ROOM – SKIMPING ON STORAGE
Your living room should be both beautiful and functional, so don't skimp on storage! Make sure there's ample space for storing things like blankets, games, books, and remote controls out of sight BUT within reach. A coffee table with built-in storage or baskets underneath the sofa are both great options for maximizing storage in your living room without sacrificing style. With ideas like West Elm’s long and low industrial storage cabinet or Italian brand Balutto Associati’s classy ivory storage bench featuring curves and soft lines, you can store all your small living room necessities while keeping a fresh look in your home.
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