Mar 10, 2015
11 living room design dilemmas and solutions
Problem: I live in an old house and there’s a clunky, unsightly radiator in the living spaceSource: Angus Fergusson Credits: Style at Home
Radiators can either be a cool, industrial design feature or a nuisance to your decorating scheme. Hide that heater with a beautiful vintage grill or simply build around it, turning it into a window seat.
Problem: My new living room has traditional architecture but I prefer a modern lookSource: Virginia Macdonald Credits: Style at Home
For an instant modern update in the living room, take paint to the wooden doors and trim. Brush the doors with a clean white and paint the trim the same colour as the walls for a minimalist, seamless look.
Problem: Our living room has wall-to-wall carpet but we don’t have the budget for new hardwoodSource: Robin Stubbert Credits: Style at Home
If you’re game for ripping up that carpet, vinyl and engineered hardwood are more affordable options to pure hardwood. If a renovation is out of the question, spruce up that carpeted floor with large area rugs. They’ll tie the room together and will hide any tough-to-remove stains.