Living room is the part of house, where you spend most of the time with your family. In India, the living room is also a drawing room, where they entertain their guests. In this lockdown time due to corona, you can do a makeover of your living room.
Drapes that are too much.
The drapes with frills and with too much heavy curtain should be removed, until and unless your theme is ‘Archaic’, The heavy curtains are a distraction, that too the in wrong direction. Natural light is very important, the curtain can be in two layer, with one thin, light coloured layer, another thick layer for nighttime darkness for better sleep.
DVD and CD collection
I’ve seen in many houses, collection of CDs and DVDs showcased. Until and unless they have some emotional or sentimental value, they should not be showcased. CD and DVD are both quite new to be considered as vintage. Pack them in a box, keep them at your storage room.
There was a time, bean bags were considered the coolest thing. With time they vanished, and they vanished for a reason. Bean bag takes up lot of floor space, and are practically meaning less, as a poll conducted by Kernig Krafts on Instagram, most of the user said they have not their bean bags in last 365 days. One more major problem with the bean bag is the lack of ventilation, due to the lack of ventilation, it becomes very sweaty, even if air-condition is on.
I’ve said this before as well, stop using buddha as a decor item. Had been said so, for sake of full disclosure, I have 3-4 idols of Gautam Buddha in my room, but they are not for decor, I believe in his principles, and I worship the idols as routine.
Keeping a Buddha statue, as decor is disrespect to the people of buddhist faith. A small factor that counts that its been done too many times.
There is no city that is devoid of nurseries, ditch plastic plants; do yourself a favor, invest in some indoor plants. They look real, give good feeling, provide you with oxygen and adds up their care as your routine, which is very very satisfying. There are several blogs on plants, but to save you from trouble, I can name few plats, which in my honest opinion will serve the purpose.
I have to write few tips about plants here:
Over sized furniture
Get rid of over sized furniture. Keep your space clutter free, also there should be ample of space to move around. A sofa with too much depth is uncomfortable for guests, since they can’t lean their back. Don’t make your guests leave early because you planned that the sofa can be used a day bed. Our poll on over sized furniture resulted in centre table being top on the list.
Make it clutter free
Ya, I know I couldn’t be anymore generic. But honestly, clutter bring bad energy in the house, living room being the common place, excepts the vibes the most. Keep it simple and manageable. Work on aesthetics with practicality.
May be Ive seen too many uncluttered houses, or is that with everyone? Keeping moo many magazines in living room looks too shabby. Even if you are an editor, they belong to your work desk, not living room.
Replace out of theme decor pieces
There are many furniture pieces which are in your living room just because you owe them. We have OLX now, use it and buy in theme furniture piece. You don’t have to lug an item, just coz you paid for it.
Too many pillows
Too many pillows can make you place look too cluttered. Also, if they don’t any purpose, you can get rid of the extra one.