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5 mistakes that can ruin the decoration of your living room

Furnishing the living room is not an easy task. You may think that choosing traditional furniture will fulfill both you and your family's needs. However, your lifestyle must have changed from a few years ago. Here we are going to talk about some decoration disasters that you should avoid when decorating such an important room as the living room. 

1. Not Measuring Properly 

A very common mistake when decorating the living room consists of not measuring the furniture correctly or not measuring at all. This results in choosing either too large or too small furniture. In order not to make this mistake, it is advisable that you make a little drawing with the location of the doors, the plugs, etc. This will help you get a clearer idea of where everything is located. 

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2. Not Assessing the Size of Furniture 

Always keep in mind that a sofa is the main item of furniture in your living room. Therefore, it is essential that its size is proportionate to the available space. In the same way, the rest of the features and furniture should be in line with the available space. Also do not forget that it is essential to leave gaps of between 80 cm and 1 metre. You do not have to leave bigger gaps since you will only waste the space. 

3. Risking too Much on Items that are Difficult to Replace 

Alternating different decorative styles is ideal to add dynamism to the living room. However, you have to be careful. The most striking and colourful features should always be easy to replace. Imagine that, for example, you buy a pink sofa and after a short time, it goes out of style and you have to change it. Buying a new one or upholstering it will be much more expensive than changing one lamp for another. 

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4. Choosing Bland, Neutral Colours 

Perhaps in your imagination you thought how great it would be to use neutral colours for the furniture, curtains and walls. However, you are bound to realise that these colours are boring and dull. It is best to select a focal point that attracts the attention of your guests rather than something in a neutral colour. This is a problem with a very simple solution. 

5. Not Taking Practicality into Account 

White sofas are beautiful, but if you have pets or small children, they are not very recommendable. This is because they will get dirty quickly and you will have to end up putting a cover on them. When choosing the right decoration items, it is necessary to find balance between your needs and your tastes. 

If you listen to us and take these tips on board, you can avoid serious mistakes when decorating your living room and you can enjoy the space you really need and want.

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