Hsiu's East London apartmentScandinavian Living Room, London
Homewings designer Francesco created a beautiful scandi living space for Hsiu. The room is an open plan kitchen/living area so it was important to create segments within the space. The cost effective ikea rug frames the seating area perfectly and the Marks and Spencer knitted pouffe is multi functional as a foot rest and spare seat. The room is calm and stylish with that air of scandi charm.
What Houzz contributors are saying:
Exercise spatial awarenessMeasure your room and check the dimensions of any furniture that’s caught your eye before making any purchases. That way, you can make sure that new pieces don’t end up overwhelming your space. And again, if you have modern floor-to-ceiling windows, as in this new-build, aim to let light through rather than block it with too-big furniture. It’s also important to think about foot traffic, and to be prepared to part company with some pieces of furniture to create a space that you can move around in. “Place furniture so that there’s good flow around the space,” says Painter. “Only keep what you need. Remember that in a small space, less is definitely more.”Once you’ve decided what to ditch and what to keep, consider how much space you need around each item. For example, a dining chair doesn’t always live under the table: you need to allow space to pull out a chair and for comfortable sitting. “It sounds simple, but if you get this wrong you’ll really notice it,” adds Painter.