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What's inspiring us Vol. 6

livingspaceHope all you readers have been great since our last post! We've been working hard on our model home project and can't wait to show you the finished product soon. If you are in the Ottawa area, we will be hosting a reveal party in May. Stay tuned for the details! In the meantime, here are some recent photos from our favorite inspiration blogs. Happy Decorating! image2 47 O'Grady Street Albert Park 1898243_10152009770343806_1650371321_n ec_100314_11-940x1410 MasseyKHR10518medium_large 1795594_10151942089792344_94485614_n travelers_tale-9 small-apartment-21 7ab2167c03c9270f7f55d60fea32c2cb 00rbrantdesign lukasmachnik13 555569_600074866717303_1176284538_n Theas-Landing-DGM SetWidth2560-MardiDoherty18 2_xx_2_1 (1) bh_210214_05-940x618 sa_170214_05-630x883 paulraeside021410 hillb-04 Gluckstein-PM-LR Gluckstein-PM-FR tidgmanulife04revised magdalenakeckupper_west_side_apartment_04_dining_area_2 stephanechamard-doevrcourt18 wkehwkhehweh 9b7dae8527b60d7292dcf8130651af4b 36d61bd64de69d8b1d23f2de973b3bae

5 Best Living Room Layers

Living rooms can be formal for after dinner drinks or casual spaces to hang out in all day Saturday. Depending on the function and style of your space there may be pieces that are more important than others, but generally speaking these are the 5 best pieces in addition to the obvious couch, coffee table, side table(s)... 1. Area Rug

An area rug really helps to anchor the space, frame it out and add a warmth for under your toes. It can also add a pop of colour or texture. A neutral shag or a patterned wool rug are classic looks and can really help lighten a dark space, soften a space with a lot of wood, and be an essential addition to a beautiful cozy living room.

2. Lighting

Lighting plays a huge role in every space and can be very underestimated. If you are sitting around having a quiet drink or reading a book you don't need to light up the whole room. Task lighting including reading lamps, floor lamps and table lamps can really help add functional and ambiance lighting depending on the situation.

3. Art

The couch is a big part of any living space and the art that is hung above it should generally take up 2/3 - 3/4 of the size of the couch. This helps to balance it out. A small piece will make the space feel uncomfortable and incomplete. You can use one large canvas, or framed print or you can use two or three smaller ones that would take up the same amount of space on the wall.

4. Accent Pillows and Throws

These small but significant pieces can add a few different things to your living room. A pop of colour, pattern and or texture. They can help lighting a dark couch or contrast with a light couch. You can have fun with them play around with different ones depending on your mood or the season.

5. Accessories

Accessories are essential to any living space. They add unique touches and can really personalize and complete the room. Books, bowls, vases, knick knacks you've collected over the years (or just recently) really impact the feel of the room. Don't overwhelm the space with them, but add enough to make it interesting.

Curtains are also a nice touch if the room allows for it. They can soften the space and add height to the room.