Tuesday, April 6, 2010
Room for Improvement: Living Room
With big TVs and overstuffed couches, decorating a small living room can be tough. But makeover master Martin Amado will show us how to make the most of a small space, starting from scratch.
WSVN -- A living room is usually the first space you see when you walk into a home, and this one right now is a blank canvas.
Martin Amado: "Decorating an empty room can be overwhelming, because we have so many options. So today on Room for Improvement, I'll be sharing with you basic tips that will give this living room lots of style without spending too much money."
Martin Amado: "Typically, when you buy new furniture for a living room, you think of a sofa, love seat and chair combo. But today, we're changing things up."
Martin Amado: "So with this layout, we save money by not buying the love seat. And by placing the ottoman opposite the chair, we still filled up the space nicely."
Martin Amado: "For a clean and modern look, I kept the window treatments the same color as the walls so that it all blends in together. But, of course, if you're looking for more visual punch, just choose a contrasting color."
Martin Amado: "Beautiful. This entire furniture set including the lamps was $800. Is that a great buy or what?"
Martin Amado: "Because we have a lot of dark finishes, I added accessories in silver and glass to balance that out, and it also gives the room a reflective quality."
Martin Amado: "One of the most important things when you buy new furniture is that it fits the space. By using a non-traditional grouping and color scheme, we created a living room style that is modern, yet classic."
Martin Amado: "So remember, if you have a small space, less is always more. I'll see you next time on another Room for Improvement."
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Martin Amado's Website: http://www.martinamado.com/