The hardest part about decorating a living room is the people. The more people that shuffle in and out of this space, the more tumultuous the room is going to be. As they constantly hustle and bustle about they will bring chaos with them, and its going to change every single decorating endeavor that you undertake.
Luckily there are ways to combat this inherent mess. There are tricks you can use to actually take advantage of the flowing nature of a living room, harnessing it so that you can take use its very nature to help keep it looking its best.
The first thing that you have to do is analyze the way the room is used. Watch as people move into and out of the space,. Observe the way they move, the way they sit, and the way they interact. Then try to find ways to limit any effect they may be having on the environment.
If they are constantly brushing against something, move it back. If your finding dirt stains on the carpet, place a mat at both ends. By understanding the nature of movements you will be able to limit their effect.
Next look at where clutter is accumulating. If people are dropping things in one place, consider putting some sort of storage bin there. This will allow you to turn piles of mess into neatly stored boxes of mess, hiding the unsightliness of such things from prying eyes.
Finally you should try to ensure that there is plenty of flow to the room. The more tight or cramped a space is the more likely something is going to go awry. Instead you should try and clear large walk ways and spaces for people to easily move into and out of the room. Just think about it, an empty room can’t get messy.
While you don’t want the space devoid of décor, you should still take a minimalist approach when trying to organize this busy bustling space.