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8 Ways to Keep Your Home Clutter-Free

Clutter has a detrimental effect on one’s mental health, mainly when it accumulates in a sacred place like home. We tend to clutter the spaces where we feel the most comfortable, leaving our home furniture to suffocate under piles of unnecessary items. That’s why it’s essential to develop self-discipline when it comes to keeping your home a sanctuary. 

Nobody likes the last-minute running around while shoving all your junk into the cupboard when you have guests coming over. If you think you’re just an item away from starring in an episode of Hoarders, we’re giving you eight ways to keep your home clutter-free: 

 

1. Store Item in the Places They are Used

You’re never going to put the iron away if it’s not stored close to where you usually plug it in. If you often iron your clothes in the laundry room and for some reason store it under the kitchen sink, you’ll most likely leave it out for days.

If you can avoid having to walk half-way across your house to put something back, it’ll become much easier putting things out of sight.

 

2. Make a Habit of Putting Items Back After Using Them

You must make a habit out of putting items away. It may be a challenge for those who are not bothered by clutter, but you clearly must be if you’re reading this. Just force yourself to put things back in their place until it becomes a natural occurrence.

Train yourself to be aware of unnecessary items laying around the house. When you notice how much better your home looks without them, and you will want to keep it that way.

 

3. Don’t Keep Things Because of Sentimental Attachment

It’s okay to have an emotional attachment to the necklace your mom gave you for your 18th birthday. But, if you’ve held onto the fishbowl that your first fish died in, we’ve got news for you.

We get very attached to our possessions because of the memories and emotions we assign to them. It’s important to remember, however, that you’ll always have that memory whether the item is there or not. Taking pictures also makes it easier to donate the item or throw it away.

 

4. Allow Yourself a Junk Drawer

For those who are hard to crack, we suggest having a space designated for all your junk. Get a box and put in all the things you know you don’t need and sort through it at a later stage. It’s better than having them lay around, causing a mess.

Some people will have more difficulty sorting through junk than others. This method helps to keep your home tidy while you decide what you want to throw away. But don’t let your junk drawer become another way for you to clutter.

 

5. Have a Plan for Disposal

If you haven’t gotten rid of your clutter yet, it’s probably because you don’t know where to take it. There’s no point in gathering it all up and having it stay at the house for months on end. Instead, find out where to dispose of your unwanted items before packing them up.

Recycling, donating and even selling are all useful ways of getting rid of clutter. Find out which items would be appropriate for each method, and soon you’ll be clutter-free.

 

6. Question Every Purchase

Whenever you go shopping, question every single item you pick up. You need to ask yourself things like: ‘how does this benefit me?’, ‘do I have a place for it?’ or ‘can I survive without it?’. It will help you make better buying choices and give you peace of mind knowing you only bought what was necessary.

Impulse buying is often the leading cause of clutter because we believe we need to accumulate possessions to feel complete. Confront yourself about why you feel the need to buy something, and you’ll be able to differentiate between necessary and unnecessary.

 

7. Clean out Before Shopping

If you know, you’re going to the shops, de-clutter your home before the time. This way, when you bring home new items, you won’t have to worry about making space for them. It also helps you avoid filling your cupboards to the brim.

Clean out your fridge before you go grocery shopping, so you know what you need and what you don’t. Avoid buying more than what you need to save money and space.

 

8. Get rid of one Item Everyday

You don’t have to rid yourself of all your possessions in one go. You’ll most likely end up cluttering your home again to fill the void. Getting rid of one unwanted item per day helps you understand why you’re de-cluttering.

Give yourself a chance to get rid of things individually, and let it become a habit. You’ll start to become aware of the things you don’t need and the reasons why you want to get rid of them.

Our homes are places where we can recharge and forget about the pressures of our everyday lives. If we do not take care of it, it can quickly become an environment that frustrates us. De-cluttering and remaining clutter-free can be more challenging for some than others.

In the beginning, we suggest everyone should take it one step at a time. Take time to understand why you need to keep your home and home furniture tidy and how it will benefit you. Work towards making your house a calm and sacred space.

Contact us today for more and we’ll guide you in making the right choices. Don’t forget to follow us on Instagram and like our Facebook page here.

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Is Minimalism Taking Over the Design World?

Today, people have a higher appreciation of how their everyday environment affects them. Space can have an intense psychological effect on us, and it all comes down to how different design elements make us feel. The rise of minimalism and modern furniture in the interior design world shows that people have better psychological responses to calm, clean settings.

We have seen an increase in the use of minimalistic principles within homes, office spaces and even restaurants. It is said that the core of modern interior design principles bases itself on the notion that ‘less is more’. And minimalism is the most on-trend design tool used to emphasise style and functionality. Let’s figure out why:

 

What is Minimalism?

Minimalism is often still dismissed as some ‘fad’ that is only accessible to a particular class of people. Despite its primary association as a lifestyle trend, it is also a tool that one can use to access the freedom we often feel evades us in our everyday lives.

The problem does not lie in owning possessions but rather the meanings we assign to them. People often put too much value on material possessions, sometimes at the expense of their well being. Minimalism assists us in freeing ourselves from the ‘consumer culture’ upon which we have built our lives.

Minimalism in interior design allows the design of spaces we occupy to be more in touch with our state of mind. The principle allows for the removal of unnecessary items and emphasises functionality. This trend transcends into every aspect of life and helps people get rid of distractions to see the beauty in what we value most.

 

Environmental Concerns and Global Awareness

When you’re constantly feeling like the world is ending, you tend to reflect on how your actions impact the environment. People are becoming more aware of how they can improve global issues such as pollution and climate change.

We are beginning to understand that less consumption means less use of the earth’s natural resources. When you stop accumulating temporary objects, you reduce your waste and your contribution to the earth’s pollution. Minimalists have gone as far as keeping their homes and office spaces plastic-free and purchasing eco-friendly furniture items.

Minimalism is often known for its artistic value, but eco-conscious consumers have increasingly appreciated its sustainable aspect in recent years. People care more about the environment than ever before, and minimalism is the perfect lifestyle to embrace to minimise waste production.

 

Minimalism is Modernism

Minimalism has become the core aesthetic for 21st-century modernity. Cleanliness, light-filled spaces and simple detailing characterise this design principle. It assists in designing spaces that are straight-forward and that highlight the beauty of raw elements. In addition, you see an increased use of modern furniture defined by clean, straight-cut edges and neutral colours.

Minimalistic designs are often uncomplicated, and if there is decoration, they take the form of essential items within that space. A cutting board doesn’t do much for a kitchen space when other kitchen utensils surround it. However, when you remove all those items and have it stand alone, it becomes the centrepiece. And this centrepiece defines that space.

The simplest elements can create an aesthetic and minimalism assists in showing us that. The merge of style and functionality often meet through the use of this design principle. And this mergence has become the very definition of modern interior style.

 

Less Stress, More Freedom

As our world continues to change and grow, we may find that these changes can cause stress and distractions. Everything is so fast-paced. Even when we’re relaxing, we face extreme pressure to let the world know on social media.

Minimalism offers something that is currently in high demand by society: freedom. Our possessions often enslave us because of the value we have put on them. We have to realise at some point that these values are not real and take up a lot of our time. Minimalists realise that unnecessary possessions are just distractions that usually cause stress.

Advertisers continue to make us believe that our next purchase will give us the satisfaction we’ve been looking for. Minimalism allows us to turn away from consumer culture and pursue other things that could make us happy. More people are becoming aware that there is more to life than possessions.

 

Different Lifestyles

We could say the world is in the midsts of some kind of ‘awakening’. Millennials potentially have the most powerful influence over society right now. With their open-minded nature, this generation has created a path to new ways of thinking and living.

Millennials are more open to living different lifestyles to those lived by their parents and grandparents. We have found numerous ways to live outside of conforming to a ‘9-5’ job by making money online, freelancing and starting our own businesses.

Minimalism helps today’s society prioritise their goals without being held by unnecessary items. The world is beginning to realise that we do not need to surround ourselves with worldly things to experience the world. We are now more focused on pursuing relationships, careers and significance of life.

The continuous changes in society have far-reaching impact on all sections of the design world. People are making an effort, informing themselves and becoming more aware of their otherwise “normal” habits and actions. Although consumer culture still has a significant influence on the majority of society, many are starting to pursue happiness elsewhere. Minimalism has drawn attention to how much time we waste with accumulating temporary items.

Interior design has become an industry that makes decisions based on the way the human mind works. In fact, the design process take into account and strategically uses the effects of different elements, colours and space on the human mind. Minimalism has taken over the design world because of its influence over all areas of life.

Are you looking to bring this trend into your space? Contact us today for a consultation and we’ll guide you in making the right choices. Don’t forget to follow us on Instagram and like our Facebook page here.

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Staying Positive in Trying Times

When the news first came of a nationwide lockdown that would be commencing from midnight on the 26th March, we – much like everyone in our beautiful country – were in a mild state of shock. Not because we didn’t expect the lockdown. But, because of the uncertainty of what this could mean for us as a small, family-owned business (a Bespoke Furniture Store in Cape Town). A question many have had to ask since.

We respect our president greatly for making this decision; it is crucial if we are to flatten the curve. The timing of it was somewhat comedic though (smiling as we write this), because to say that our year had been off to a rocky start would be a little bit of an understatement. We won’t get into the details, but once the initial shock of yet another challenge had dissipated, we did what we do so very often; laugh.

Not because we did not understand the severity of the situation or understand that what is currently happening in our world is heart-breaking, but because we understood that we needed to focus on the things we could control and try to find the comedy in the things we could not.

How do we Plan to Spend This Time?

As we’ve been spending time working from home, we’re able to enjoy the pure elation of our furry companions at being able to spend more time with them.

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Pictured: Weathered Zambezi Copper leather

Our Rise and Fall bedlinen range has proven to be quite the hit with the fluffy ones and their little hairs don’t stick to the bed linen as much. This is convenient, especially if your little ones insist on crawling under the covers with you. You can shop the range here.

If you’re not following Rise and Fall yet, you can give them a follow here. The page is truly beautiful.

During this time, we realise how fortunate we are to be able to spend it with our loved ones. Many with the same privilege are possibly planning do some gardening and rearranging of their spaces. If you’re doing the same, remember that we offer full virtual consultations. These apply us to collaborate with you to curate inspiring mood boards and layout drawings.

We’re still very much on the path of getting back in touch with who we are as a small business. That’s why we have chosen to take this time to strip away the shine and block out the noise. We’re focusing on what brings us joy and our Klooftique Core. We are all but vibrating with new ideas and concepts. And we can’t wait to start creating again, once the lockdown is over. While we don’t want to say too much yet, we are looking forward to curating a new space for us to welcome our clients back to.

We’re surely not the only small business doing this. As such, we’d like to encourage all our clients to carry on supporting small businesses and help rebuild our economy.

Final Thoughts

Since we have plenty of time on our hands to do a lot of writing, we’d love to hear from you and what you’d like to read about?

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Pop Justine (shop@klooftique.com) and Katherine (showroom@klooftique.com) an email with possible topics you’d like us to explore.

Bear in mind that all the showroom stock is currently 20% off (catalogue available upon request). In addition, any new orders placed during lockdown will automatically qualify for a 15% discount.

From Emily and Oliver (the dapper Vizslas), Coco and Gigi (the cheeky rescues), Sally and Jasper (the lazy Tuxedo cats) and the Klooftique team; be safe, stay inside as we flatten the curve together.

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Home Accessories And Tips For Small Spaces

Home Accessories and Top Tips For Small Spaces

  1. Decorate with Mirrors:

Interior designers often place mirrors strategically in small places in order to make them feel larger. One of the most common tips for small spaces is to hang a large mirror in a central location to create a focal point. This will help to reflect light and add good ambiance. If possible, position a mirror across from your window so it will reflect the view and give the illusion of another window.

  1. Draw the Eye Upward:

A room has a vertical dimension as well as a horizontal one. If your living room has a high ceiling, make the most of the extra space by decorating it in a manner that draws the eye upward. Floor-to-ceiling drapes are a stylish way to accomplish this goal. Another thought is to fill the vertical space with a mix of small to midsize artwork pieces. This technique will make the room feel larger than it actually is, because it invites the eye to roam beyond the eye-level horizontal space that may feel confined.

  1. Use Neutral Colors for a Small Living Room:

One of the most popular small living room ideas is the use of neutral colors on walls, floor, ceiling and furniture upholstery. A palette of off-whites or beiges will expand the space by appearing to push back the walls. Soft hues also tend to illuminate a room by reflecting light. In addition to enlarging an area, a neutral palette imparts instant sophistication and creates a calming environment.

  1. Choose Furniture with a Lightweight Appearance:

Consider the visual weight of the furniture piece. This concept refers to the perceived heaviness of an object based on size, color and design. Pick out pieces that have a lightweight appearance, as heavier ones will seem to constrict a space. Opt for pale colors over darker ones, and select pieces that have legs while avoiding those that are boxy. Glass coffee or end tables will take up less visual space than wooden ones because you can see through them. Any furnishings that don’t obstruct views will make an area seem more open.

  1. Select Small-Scale Furniture:

A list of small living room ideas would not be complete without the recommendation to select furniture that won’t overpower the room or appear to dominate the space. A sofa with thin arms and a tightly upholstered back is preferable to one with substantial arms and a multi-cushion back. If space is tight, you could do without a couch completely, either choosing a loveseat or opting to position four chairs around a coffee table. When picking out chairs, consider armless ones because they will take up less space than a model with arms.

You need more information?

Please feel free to give us a call or come and visit our showroom in Kloof Street, Cape Town.

Klooftique: 87 Kloof Street, Cape Town

Tel: +27 21 424 9458

Email: info@klooftique.com

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The Basics For Purchasing A Comfy, Statement Chair

A statement chair in your lounge should bring more personality to your home than Elton John on stage. However, it still has to be comfortable. Use Klooftique’s handy tips for buying the perfect statement chair.

Feel

The seat should feel soft to sit on yet offer firm support. If it sinks in too much, you will have to struggle to get out of it. If it is too hard, you may become uncomfortable after sitting in it for even a short period.

Angle

Your thighs should be perpendicular to the floor because you can’t be comfortable if your knees are pointing up or down. Look for a seat height that is right for you.

Depth

Another factor to consider is the depth of the seat. If you are taller, look for a seat with greater depth. The extra depth can easily accommodate the length of your legs. A shallower depth is good if you are not very tall, or suffer from bad knees.

Width

A wider seat such as in a chair and a half is good if you like to lounge in your chair. A chair and a half is also a good substitute for a loveseat if you are short on space. Take a look at the RC Green Chair and Half.

Height

Backs can be high or low, but more than anything, the back is there to offer lumbar support. If you read or watch TV in your chair, you would also want some neck support, so those chairs would be better with high backs. Chairs with lower backs are good for conversations, and you tend to sit up straighter in them, but they are hardly meant for lounging.

Tight back or pillows

There are two basic kinds of seats and backs, those with a tight cover or those with loose cushions. You can choose whichever look appeals to you, but if you are looking for comfort, cushions do make it a little cozier. You can also choose a mix with a tight back and a cushioned seat or the other way around.

You need more information?

Please feel free to give us a call or come and visit our showroom in Kloof Street, Cape Town.

Klooftique: 87 Kloof Street, Cape Town

Tel: +27 21 424 9458

Email: info@klooftique.com

www.klooftique.com

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Get Creative With Custom Furniture

As our interest in personalized interiors grows, the days when a three-piece suite was the backbone of any self-respecting living room feels long gone. Now, it’s all about letting a spirited mix of colors, prints, textures, and shapes dictate our seating choices. To do it well, choose blocks of colour and pieces from different eras that sit together nicely. Pick out designs, fabrics, and hues you love and bring them together with a dash of recklessness. This will work best if you follow a few basic rules, such as sticking with a neutral backdrop and pairing colours with care. But don’t be afraid to experiment with your custom furniture. You might just stumble across something unexpected that works.

Dare to be different


Take a risk but also bounce your idea on a couple of people you know have some taste. e.g. also speak to your Klooftique consultant. Go through books, magazines, the internet and bookmark the inspiring stuff that connects with your soul – something in you that says, “Yessss!” Also take smartphone snapshots when you see clever combinations in nature, in clothing shops, on signage. This will help you identify color combinations that consistently catch your eye.

Weave together two shades


If you don’t want to mess around with different shapes and styles of seating in your living room, you can always go down the mix-and-match color route within a coordinated range. A flexible modular-style sofa enables you to combine shades, patterns and textures within the same seating arrangement. A sprinkling of yellow/red in an otherwise all-gray scheme injects a lively modern tempo and works amazingly well against the grand backdrop, as the simplicity lets the architectural details shine.

Dabble with vintage hues

Blend chalky colors with vintage styles and if you don’t want a seating mix that’s too self-consciously eclectic, then think of pairing items. The pleasing blend of buttermilk, peppermint and coral colors weave in a considerable mix of patterns, but there’s harmony in the united colors. The green of the far sofa is picked up in the pillows of its neighbor, while the coral of the armchair is echoed in the subtle print on the larger sofa.

Play with colour

Though a monochrome color palette creates a sleek, sophisticated vibe that’s unlikely to go out of fashion. Soft-edged modern leather sofas can be the perfect vehicle for a black and white scheme, with the unfussy color duo putting a simple slant on the mix-and-match feel. But think colour! why not brighter blues, greens, and even louder prime colour pillows?

You need more help or information?

Please feel free to give us a call or come and visit our showroom in Kloof Street, Cape Town.

Klooftique: 87 Kloof Street, Cape Town

Tel: +27 21 424 9458

Email: info@klooftique.com

www.klooftique.com

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Choosing The Colour For Your Leather Sofa

Sofa and chairs are one of the top furniture expenditures in your home, so choose them carefully. Like other major furniture purchases, your new upholstered or leather sofa will be with you for many years. Your sofa can make a big impact on your color choices for the rest of your living room.

Where to Begin

If you’re starting a decorating project from scratch, a sofa can be chosen first so you can decorate around it. Purchasing a new sofa isn’t cheap, so spend time getting advice and experimenting with colour in the room. A showpiece sofa as inspiration for a room could be upholstered in a vibrant, luxury fabric or leather covered. Remember, it’s likely to be the focal point of the room.

If you’re adding a sofa to an already decorated room, choosing a colour becomes vital. Choosing a new sofa for an existing color palette means that you’ll have to decide if the sofa will be neutral, or if it will take on an accent role.

There are designers that favor a sofa that matches the wall color to unify the room and make the room look larger. This is a creative idea for a harmonious color scheme. If you are buying a sofa to match your wall color, then changing the wall color in the future could be complicated. The most common approach is to choose a sofa that complements the other decor and is not the center of attention nor camouflaged into the wall color. This is why neutral sofa colors are the most popular for most homes.

Shopping

One of the first things you could do is to take some cellphone pics of the room with you when you go sofa or chair shopping. You may also want to take some magazine clippings that you like with you. Choice of colour can be intensely personal so take your time briefing and explaing your preferrences.  If you’re shopping in a quality store (such as Klooftique) the consultant or owner will have been trained in colour choice so it’s good to get their advice and recomendation first.

You need more help or information?

Please feel free to give us a call or come and visit our showroom in Kloof Street, Cape Town.

Klooftique: 87 Kloof Street, Cape Town

Tel: +27 21 424 9458

Email: info@klooftique.com

www.klooftique.com

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5 Decorating Tips to Make Any Room Better

7-August


Give your furniture some breathing room.

Resist overcrowding a room. Gracious living means space to maneuver with ease. This is really great news if you are working with a tight budget. You don’t need to fill up space with lots of furniture. Spend more of your budget on fewer but better-quality pieces, and your room will look better.

Know how to arrange furniture on a rug.

There are basically three ways you can arrange furniture on your rug.

All on: The rug is large enough to place all of the furniture legs on top of it. This creates a more luxurious feel. For this, bigger is better. Just be sure to leave at least 30cm of floor surface on all four sides of the rug’s borders.

All off: If you have a small room, keeping all legs off the rug is a great cost-effective choice. You don’t want to pick too small a rug, though, or it may look insignificant. The rug should appear as though it could touch the front legs of each of the seating pieces. This approach is best suited when you’re layering a pattern over a larger solid or textured rug.

Front on: Put just the front feet of all your seating pieces on the rug to tie the arrangement together visually and create a well-defined space while lending a feeling of openness.

Create a focal point

To create harmony and order, there can only be one boss in a room. The rest should be staff. Or, one leader and the rest should be followers. The same holds true in design. Choose your star and make it the focal point to anchor a room. Allow other items to take a secondary role. Don’t ask everything to have a leading role; it will just result in visual noise & clutter.

Your focal point might be a loud piece of artwork, sofa, chair or colour. Whatever it is, choose something that will draw attention. Walk into a room – what catches your eye first. If there is such a piece, then you have a focal point.

Vary the scale

What looks good in the store may look like an elephant in the room when you bring it home. Or it’s too tiny to be of any significance. So always vary scale and proportion. Consider the height of your ceiling. One tall piece of art on the wall will work beautifully with several smaller pieces. The same holds true of furniture. Your largest piece may be your focal point.

Add layers of lighting

One central lighting fixture will never work as well as several smaller light sources. Design professionals build layers of lighting to create interest, intrigue and variety. In a room where everything is lit evenly, nothing stands out. Pick a focal point and perhaps a secondary focal point and highlight those. Add general ambient lighting and some lower lighting, like table lamps, for interest.

Need more information?

Please feel free to give us a call or come and visit our showroom in Kloof Street, Cape Town.

Klooftique: 87 Kloof Street, Cape Town
Tel: +27 21 424 9458
Email: info@klooftique.com
www.klooftique.com
Follow us on Instagram at @klooftique

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What Is Timeless Home Décor?


It’s all about beautiful, sensible, practical and an effortless feel to your living spaces. Timeless home decor should be first of all, comfortable. If you are going to have a piece of furniture that you aim to keep for a number of years, make sure it’s comfortable. Look for well-constructed pieces and wonderfully time-honored fabrics or good leather.

Make sure the styling is not too trendy or dull. A classically beautiful sofa or chair or table is the backbone of a timeless look.

Timeless décor means fabrics that will stand up to years of changing trends. They transcend those changes.  Add layers of accent décor like lamps, art, tableware, pillows, bedding, etc. in more updated colors and styles. They can be changed out easily when they get tired or are out of style. Introducing a new color or contemporary style is so easy if you have timeless pieces.

Practice the changing of pillow or throws to reflect the season or mood

Pillows and throws are like jewelry to our soft furnishings. They can be relatively inexpensive and add lots of pop and pizzazz to a timeless look.  Here’s where to add just-now colors and patterns. And have fun.

Neutrals are the epitome of timelessness

Neutrals never go out of style. They evoke a clean, fresh feel. A neutral color palette will keep your home furnishing design feeling fresh and up to date no matter what’s new in the decor world. It will be one of the best decor decision you’ll ever make.

Don’t overcrowd a space

Timeless decor respects the space it’s in. Timeless decor looks honour and shows off each piece of furniture beautifully. It may be a little hard for some who love crowding their living rooms. Less is best for timeless décor

Blend old and new

Mixing classic pieces from different eras is an amazing way to bring interest and beauty into your décor.

Edit your collections to just a few

Many of us love to collect something. And if you are a collector I bet you love showing it off. For a timeless look, edit your collection to the “very best” and display them. Or rotate your precious items and display a few at a time. Resist the temptation to show everything you’ve collected. Less is more when it comes to displaying collections within a timeless decor.

Live with what you love

If you are looking for that timeless, classic, amazing look, then choose pieces that you love! It’s your home, your expression, your inner living space… your sanctuary. Make it a reflection of the wonderful you.

Also, understand that achieving a timeless look is a process. Enjoy it!

Need more information?

Set up a consultation with us so that we can help you create the stylish, welcoming home you deserve. Alternatively, you can also shop our range of products through our online store, right here. Or, follow us on Instagram at @klooftique for design inspo!

Klooftique: 87 Kloof Street, Gardens, Cape Town

Tel: +27 21 424 9458

Email: info@klooftique.com

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Lounge Furniture Tips for Large Living Rooms

Lounge Furniture Tips for Large Living Rooms

Designate Zones

In a small room, you will likely only have room for one ‘conversation area’ and no additional space for furniture groupings. Large rooms can function as so much more than just a large sitting area, but you might have to get creative with how to best utilise the size or shape of the room you have. Identify several possible functional areas within the room, such as a conversation zone (or two or three…), a media zone, an area for a writing desk, a console or a game table, a dining area or perhaps a reading area.

Anchor the Room

Great rooms or large living areas can end up feeling a bit of a mess if you put too many small pieces in the room without at a couple of anchoring pieces. A sectional, large sofa, large coffee table and even built-in bookcases or a piano will help anchor a room so smaller pieces can be tucked in here and there as accents if necessary.

Avoid too Much Wall ‘Hugging’

Something that just does not work is a sofa pushed back against one wall and the chairs on the opposite side of the room against the other wall, leaving too much open space in the middle. If you have to shout in order to have a conversation with someone sitting across from you in the room, it is likely your furniture is too far apart.

With a larger room, you can pull seating out from the walls to create a much cosier conversation area around a focal point like a fireplace. Don’t fear empty walls, you can use wall space for art, buffets and consoles, benches and bookcases or additional conversation areas where the furniture can be pulled closer together.

Need More Information?

Set up a consultation with us so that we can help you create the stylish, welcoming home you deserve. Alternatively, you can also shop our range of products through our online store, right here. Or, follow us on Instagram for design inspo!

Klooftique: 87 Kloof Street, Cape Town
Tel: +27 21 424 9458
Email: info@klooftique.com

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