Start by selecting the right wall. The key to that is not the wall, but the floor footprint: determine what is the best layout for furniture and how can you occupy the room to enjoy it the most. Once that’s done, then you look at the wall.
An easy example: in the living room the TV wall, once selected, is most likely your major accent wall – even though, the couch wall may also be a secondary one with complementing art.
Do not panic if the tv is not centred on the couch or on the wall, this happens much more often than you think. A great fix: think colour-blocking. The black TV does not have to be overpowering on a white wall. Instead, paint or use an interesting finish on a portion of the wall only! in order to correct any visual misalignment.
The wall feature here does not cover the full width of the wall. The TV is not centred on it, nor is it centred on the wall but instead, it is centred on the couch.
📌that’s why you start with the furniture layout
The black paint at one end makes for a great transition to other areas in this open concept room.
Then get a low console and further skew the composition or, even a super-low ledge will ground your visual and provide just enough separation to the floor.
Once the composition is set, if you substitute one colour for another or one material for another, it will still work and not lose any of the attractiveness and visual power that comes with it.
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