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Problem 3: When there is too much clutter You have sufficient open space and built-in storage units, but your living room still looks untidy? Why? Because … clutter is the result of disorganisation – even of furniture and decor in an itherwise tidy room. Laying the furniture and wall decor such that all the focal points lie in a single axis can directly make any space look tidier. For instance, see how the centre table, the painting and ceiling fan fall in a single axis in the picture. In addition to that, having low-height furniture helps clear the view at eye level, thereby making the room look open and expansive. Limit the use of furniture, decorations and other architectural details to reduce visual mishmash. In the space, notice how the use of large artworks (instead of many small artworks), repeated decorative elements such as chandeliers, chairs and side tables, and white and solid pastel colours, makes for a trim look.