In the lounge, it’s likely you spend a lot of time relaxing and socializing. But it’s difficult to do when you’re surrounded by out-of-place objects yelling at you to move them. True rehabilitation occurs in a relaxing environment. Because no one wants to go on a cleaning mission just to relax, keeping your living room clean is the key to a relaxing environment. Here are some fun and creative ways to arrange your living room so that it looks tidy almost all of the time.
Particularly if the things you need to store are mostly for show and not for daily use. Going up not only draws the eye across the room in a pleasing manner, but it also aids in the clearing of debris from lower surfaces and gives the impression of being tidy.
Use solid wood flooring
Carpets are commonly used in lounges, but they can become old and tired over time due to spills and wear and tear. Solid wood flooring is contemporary, easy to clean, and provides a gleam that keeps your lounge looking clean and tidy even when there are a few stray items. This post talks about how you can keep your solid wood flooring even cleaner.
Think about furniture placement
Identifying your living room with well-placed furniture and a rug, even in an open-concept layout, gives it parameters and prevents clutter from flowing in from other rooms. If you have an open plan lounge/kitchen or diner, using your couch to divide the rooms helps define which is which and separates cooking and eating time from relaxation time.
Balance and symmetry
Balance and symmetry are pleasing to the eye, and incorporating them into your decor will immediately give your living room a more structured feel. This does not imply that everything on either side of a midpoint must be identical, but it does imply that when objects on opposite sides of a center echo one another, a symmetrical result can be achieved.
Think about colours
Moving the eye around to view a room in a dynamic manner is an important part of making things appear to be in order. This occurs when items are purposefully planned, and color is one of the most effective ways to do so. Consider where you can use pops of color to draw attention to specific features in your lounge. Painting your chimney breast in a complementary color, for example, is an excellent way to draw attention to it.
Keep things off the floor
Obviously excluding your furniture and rugs! Even when your lounge is tidy, items left on the floor quickly make it feel cluttered. Being able to see the floor beneath furniture such as a chest of drawers or coffee tables makes the room feel and look much cleaner, as well as making it easier to clean your floors.
Think about storage
Finally, we all have items on display that we don’t need or want, but don’t want to get rid of. Magazines and children’s toys, for example, should be neatly stored. Avoid having to lug a storage unit into your living room by purchasing furniture with storage!
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