Victorian House Southfields
Lind & Cumings Design Photography
What Houzz contributors are saying:
Go for neat symmetryTalking of symmetry… This living room has a pleasing pair of matching lights at either end of the main sofa. So why would you coordinate and balance your lighting to such a degree? Well, first of all, the lamps look smart, even unlit. Then, when lit, they’ll throw even pools of light around the room, which means everyone, wherever they’re sitting, will benefit.
3. Scale down on the number of seats Too many seats can eat up a lot of square footage in a room, making it look cluttered. Plus, it restricts the inhabitants’ mobility. Bhatt says, “Ideally a two- to three-seater couch should be placed against the larger wall, with an occasional chair or a chaise next to it. Another option would be to have larger occasional chairs on either side of a small sofa and a chaise longue opposite. Many configurations can be created for the loose furniture in the living room, depending on the space and layout available.”