When it comes to living spaces each is different. However, there are some things that should be considered when the urge strikes to change a room’s layout. Read more and find out what not to do and what not to do in a living space with this essential list.

Plan Everything
Having a generic plan in mind helps give an idea of what a room should be like. Every little detail is not important at the planning stages, but a general idea can help. Before deciding on the look of a room, do lots of research. Scour magazines, websites and catalogues for styles, colours and designs. Choose things that capture your attention and then refine later.

Remember: Once a decision is made, stand by it. Change can be good, but it can take a while to get used to.

Choose the Right Furniture
Sometimes it can take time to find a piece of furniture that fits into a room just right. This can fall into the category of planning, but choosing the right furniture is crucial for any room and is often a major task in itself. Do not settle for the first nice thing that you see

Here at Fern & Grey we have a stunning selection of Scandinavian furniture including coffee tables, media storage and sideboards to make any home simply stylish. If you’re looking for a finishing touch or even a feature piece, get browsing.

Tip: Do not line furniture up against the wall. This can make any room like smaller, and can leave a lot of dead space.

Modern furniture can be made to look out of place, especially if the wrong sorts of accessories are used. Firstly, choose curtains the match the colour of major items. This can bring cohesion between living room furniture and the rest of the space. When it comes to accessorising, small finds from markets and craft shows can go a long way. Whether it is an artefact or some other treasured item, mid century modern furniture can be made to fit right in – even if everything else is more contemporary.


The flooring
Flooring can be used to bring any mid century furniture or dining room furniture to life. Floor coverings can vary from tiles, carpet or wood, however, use a colour that is a similar or darker shade than the walls. This helps any new furniture stand out for all the right reasons.


Use Asymmetry
In some cases asymmetry can help draw attention to a room’s focal points, adding excitement to a room and giving it a sense of motion. Asymmetrical looks are easier than to create than symmetrical ones – especially if the change is made all at once. Sometimes using asymmetry can help balance out areas that seem uncomfortable.

Tip: For homes with few residents or guests, place seating on two sides of the living room in an L shape. This directs attention to the third and fourth sides of the space and makes seating easier to reach.

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