When planning the interior design of your dream home, you should pay attention to each room. Well-planned living spaces ensure a comfortable interior that will look aesthetically pleasing. You’ll also appreciate having a functional living space. Each room will have unique factors. We’re here to help you avoid common custom living room mistakes.
Not Considering How Your Custom Living Room Will Function
Considering how you will use the space when planning a living room design in your new home is best. This area’s functions significantly impact the layout, overall design, and decor. You can narrow down the intent of this space by asking yourself these questions:
- Will this room be a primary living space?
- Will I formally entertain guests in this area?
- How many people will use this room, and how often will they use it?
Answering these questions and keeping these factors in mind will help you determine how you should lay out the room, what interior design style to consider, and how you will decorate your custom living room.
Not Paying Attention to Foot Traffic and Flow
The goal in any room is for people to be able to navigate through it with ease. The room’s architectural design, furniture, and decor affect how people move throughout the room. The goal is to keep your living room functional and inviting by arranging furniture in a way that doesn’t make it difficult to move or make the space feel and look cluttered and confined.
Not Planning the Seating Arrangements
You want to have enough seating in your living room but not have so much seating that it overwhelms this area. If you plan to host large gatherings consistently, ensure that your guests have enough seats to sit. However, if large gatherings are a rare occasion, it’s best to have enough seats for your immediate family.
Choosing Style Over Comfort
Any room that you design should be stylish. However, that doesn’t mean you should throw comfort out the window. Living room furniture is at its best when it’s comfortable AND appealing.
Choosing the Wrong Lighting
Suitable lighting is an essential part of any interior design. Consider the type of lighting you prefer and how much of it you want in your living room. Harsh lighting is never the best choice and affects a room’s entire ambiance. Natural light sources and dimmers make the lighting in your living room more flexible. You also want to ensure that if you plan on reading in your living room or watching TV, there is more than enough light without it causing headaches or migraines.
Not Considering the Small Things
It’s the small things that make any room unique. Small details add charm to a room and a lot of character. Consider adding floor coverings, wall art, tables, and unique accent pieces to provide the finishing touches and add pizzazz to your custom living room.
Contact Robin Ford Builders today whenever you’re ready to take your new home interior remodeling project to the next level.
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