Family Feel

By Jo Phillips

Looking to transform your living room? Whether you are aiming for a family-feel, country cottage, traditional, or contemporary house design, you have to take the time to plan ahead and think about what the changes will mean. 

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Your living room is the place where everyone enjoys watching television, relaxing, and socialising, so it plays a massive role in any home. It’s essential to get the layout and ambiance right. Have a look at some the things you should think about when redesigning your living room below: 

Will You Ruin The Flow? 

It can be liberating to redesign your home, but you shouldn’t make changes for the sake of it, especially if it’s a well-functioning space.  You need really think whether introducing a new piece of furniture or moving a certain piece will do more harm over good. 

Will Switches And Sockets Be Accessible?

Think about the knock-on effect of moving your living room around. Especially when it comes to light switches and power sockets. It’s not ideal to move your light switches or power plugs each time you move your rooms around, therefore, you need to take them into consideration when you plan a move. If you’re moving a side table that has a lamp on it, you’re going to need it to be next to a socket if you want to avoid cables being in view. It’s going to become costly if you need to move these to fit your new design. 

What Storage Do You Need?

Think about what is going to be beneficial to you as well as matching your design. For example, if you have items that you don’t use all the time, you could make use of the hard to reach places in your home for extra storage needs. If you have limited space, walk around your living room and figure out whether there are any areas that could be turned into storage spaces. Many homeowners build window seats to use as additional storage as well as creating a spot to relax. 

What’s Your Vision? 

This may seem a little obvious, but as you get further into your changes, you may find that you start moving from one idea to another without realising it. Thinking about and making a note of your vision will help you to know and understand what your end goal is. Have a look online and put together an idea board full of all the ideas you like for your living room. 

What Is Your Budget? 

You need to have a clear idea of your budget before you start making a move on any of your redesign ideas. This will give you an idea of what is achievable in your budget, and if you need to do it in stages. Don’t be scared to ask ho much things cost, and to shop around if you think you could find similar elsewhere. 

Are you planning on any redesigning in your home? Please share some of your ideas in the comments section below.