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Want to change your living room? Before committing the irreparable, discover the pitfalls to avoid in the layout of the living room. And as a bonus, the tips to fix it, just to regret nothing ...
Predominant television, clutter or window impossible to open ... Designing the living room can quickly become a puzzle. Discover the main mistakes to avoid and make sure you're on the right track to to create a pleasant living room.
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Error # 1: Begin by placing the television
By taking part of our evenings and weekends, television has become (sometimes reluctantly) a central part of your life. If designing a living room often brings up the question of the place of television, it is not always a generality. Your desires, to receive, to meet in family, to discuss, and those of the other inhabitants of the house are to take into account in priority.
The good trick : put your television aside and think about your lifestyle with family or friends in the living room. What are the advantages of the current provision? What would you like to change? Cross your results with the moods of magazine pages, an infinite source of ideas. After having imagined a first diagram, introduce the television and place it intelligently.
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Mistake # 2: Too much for fear of emptiness
To too much want to arrange the living room, it can quickly become very crowded. Imposing furniture, heavy walls and various accessories strewn around ... Catalogs or decorative magazines encourage us to fall for ever-changing furniture and decoration. These elements acquired over the years are not always of primary necessity. The overloaded room becomes less pleasant to live and also loses in impression of space.
The good trick : Before you get started in the layout of the living room, start by doing a little sorting. Ask yourself about each of the elements that make up the piece. Keep the useful and put the futile aside. Going to the basics, you choose what you need in everyday life. Once empty, the layout can begin!
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Error # 3: forget to take into account some details
Blinded by imposing elements like the coffee table or the sofa, one would forget almost certain details of great importance: the unhooked, the catches, the doors, the windows, the radiators, etc. In the living room, they are practical in everyday life but can also be real constraints to dispose the furniture.
The good trick : Note the different holds in the living room (at least 5), before thinking about the layout of electrical appliances, lighting and furniture. Theopening windows must be cleared and plan for the door a minimum space of 90 x 150 cm as approach area (free space in front of and behind the door). Take the opposite of unhooked, turning them into a library or reading corner, for example.
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