8 Living Room Mistakes Designers Always Notice

The TV Becomes the Focal Point

Designers have strong opinions about the size and location of televisions in living rooms, even though they agree that they should be there.

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A Space Is Too Precious

Smith finds it bothersome when a living room is not functional for daily living, even though modern living rooms are generally less formal than they formerly were.

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Furniture Pieces Are Too Small

Make sure the pieces you choose to furnish your living room are the right size and scale for the room. The originator of Lauren McKay Interiors, Lauren McKay, frequently observes living rooms

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Furniture Pieces Are Too Large

However, there are also notable cases where the furniture is too big for the living room. "Some people often buy furniture that is too big or too bulky for their smallish-sized rooms," Zikas explains.

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Rugs Are Not the Right Scale

When it comes to area rugs, designers frequently observe situations where the floor coverings are too tiny for the available space. According to McKay, a rug should ideally be big enough to fit beneath the front legs of every piece

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Lighting Has Been Poorly Chosen

Keep the lighting in your living area from becoming an afterthought. "Lighting plays a pivotal role in setting the ambiance of a living room," Cloud explains.

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Bookshelves Are Not Filled With Books

Make sure the bookshelves in your living room are properly decorated and filled with real books, whether they are built-ins or you have just added a few to the space.

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Art Is Hung Too High

Without art on the walls, a living space isn't quite complete. Just be careful about how high you hang your favourite pieces. The originator of Caroline Kopp Interior Design, Caroline Kopp,

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