Sunday, March 6, 2011
Can You Afford This Room?
It's a diorama. A box where all the contents are fixed against the wall and viewed through a portal.
Mostly, you look, and keep on going....
You can tell when a room is not used for anything but storage.
I don't know about you, but I do not have the square footage for a room like this...
Each room in your home should be inviting, and have a purpose. You should use and enjoy every inch of it.
Multiple seating areas bring options to your room, and a sense of closeness, no matter how large the space.
"Floating" your furniture, as opposed to "railroading", takes advantage of all your floor space and instills a sense of intimacy to your seating groups while leaving wall space for storage, art, accessories, etc..
A room that is functional as well as beautiful will be well used. This is particularly important in small homes.
The room below is not a diorama, and is not very big. It's a great example of a well designed, multi-purpose, living space, regardless of what you think of the decor. It's a living room, dining room, library, and bar. Many of the pieces of furniture can be moved to redefine the space depending on need or occasion. It's a well thought out "living" space.
Have you created a diorama in your home?
It's not difficult to fix. Take back the space that's just a box and make it something you will enjoy and use on a daily basis.
-love where you live- k