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Living Rooms - Oh My!

Living Rooms - Oh My!
     Living rooms, by and large, are multi-purpose rooms - from relaxation, to family gatherings or entertainment such as watching television or listening to music. How you arrange this room is important for the diverse functions to be supported.
     First off, the living room should be welcoming. This can easily be accomplished through the use of natural materials, color, images, seating arrangement, proportion, and type of furniture utilized. For example, if you have a large open floor plan and high ceilings, it is best to create small groupings or vignettes rather than attempt to make a single room within the space. On the other hand, small rooms should have less furnishings and lower pieces so the room doesn't feel top heavy or cramped. 
     Living rooms are considered yin spaces especially when they are full of comfortable, upholstered seats. Choosing chairs and couches with higher backs is beneficial to create a protective feel when sitting in them. H…

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