11 living room design dilemmas and solutions
Problem: I live in an old house and there’s a clunky, unsightly radiator in the living space
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 look
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 hardwood
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.