When Susan Kostelecky of SK Designs in Houston, Texas needed to design a slipcover for a little girl’s room, she took creativity to a new level when she designed a ”ballerina” slipcover. Decked out in tulle, satin, embroidered flower buds and ribbon, an old wooden rocker with a cane seat has been transformed into the belle of the ball. Not surprisingly, this is the favorite piece of furniture in the room.
Consider balance and symmetry – When you look at your room, are there certain areas which appear cluttered with large objects while others seem awkwardly empty? Try and place items so that there is a sense of balance to the space you have used. Using symmetry helps a room look good too, e.g., placing matching items at both ends of a sofa or hanging the same sized picture frames at opposite ends of a wall.
Set your seating – If you want your living room area to be a place where those inside it can easily socialize, arrange your seating facing each other – or at right angles to each other – so that the seating space feels intimate. As described before, it should still be in front of or centered around your focal point. You will also have to decide if you wish to place a table or ottoman in the center of the seating, for placing drinks, etc, or if you wish to keep this space clear. If you choose the later, add small tables to the seating arrangement line (e.g. next to sofa ends or in between the squares created by placing the seats at right angles. These squares are also great for adding lamps.
The type of furniture which you choose will be completely down to personal taste. All furniture is functional in some way but it is down to you to choose the right sizes and the right colors and themes to suit the room. It is advisable to take measurements before purchasing anything big, otherwise you could get it home and it may not even fit in the room. So do your research and take plenty of measurements beforehand. Overall choosing interior furniture can be hard work and it can take time and effort to find the right pieces to suit your needs!
All changes in the family room should be in line with the needs of all family members. So, you should generally choose the bigger room to include most activities like books and reading table, TV & entertainment system, a place for the PC and an area for babies or kids toys. Storage is a very important point for family rooms to make space. Modern decoration ideas include walls with spaces to place the home theatre system and book shelves with a retractable table for readers.