By Manya Matveev. Living Room. Monday, September 11th 2017, 14:48:58 PM.
Keep a thoughtfully edited book collection. Books can be one of the great pleasures in life – staring at an overburdened bookcase with tomes spilling onto the floor is not. Aim to keep only the books you love and those you will read again, and let go of the rest. Your living room will thank you.
Be honest about what is used in this room and make space for it. Do you craft while watching TV? Do the kids use the living room as their playroom? Stop the constant struggle to clean up these items and put them where they "belong". Instead, work in some permanent living room storage space for toys, crafts, games and so on. If you need to make room first, take out items that are not frequently used in the living room. Books that you want to keep but that no one is likely to read again anytime soon could go on shelves in a bedroom, for instance.
Matching lamps anchor each end of the cabinet top; they are an uncanny match to the painting. "When I found these, I knew they would be key pieces to the room. They are showstoppers", Ricco says. The warm bronze on the base and hardware is part of a wide variety of mixed metals in the room, while the light base stands out against the dark cabinet. The etching even mimics the artwork. The cabinet, lamps and painting serve as the main focal point in the room.