By . Living Room. Published at Saturday, April 21st, 2018 - 07:07:55 AM.
Opt for pale colors over darker ones, and select pieces that have legs while avoiding those that are boxy. Glass coffee or end tables will take up less visual space than wooden ones because you can see through them. Any furnishings that don’t obstruct views will make an area seem more open.
This was not true, of course, in the homes of the poor which, if not hovels, were essentially functional. Yet from the Industrial Revolution onwards the idea of domestic comfort grew as did, for those with time on their hands, the concept of leisure. Together, leisure and luxury encouraged the emergence of the living room. Here, at last, was a domestic space - the generalist among rooms - serving no specific functional purpose
Don’t be afraid to take a bolder and more unusual approach. Try using sheepskin or cowhide for decorative touches, like table runners, rugs, or even throws. Put exotic wall hangings up, or find ethnic rugs to use. Textured wall paper on an accent wall can lend plenty of texture to a space.
You can build one, or hunt down a vintage folding cot. While a window nook is a classic, you can integrate and create nooks in other spots. Place them near bookshelves or other storage book spaces.
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