7 Clever tricks for designing your dream living room space (plus win a Dyson DC59 Motorhead worth $549)

A living room is a home in itself. From family gatherings, reading newspaper over a cup of coffee to simply curling up watching television, living room is like a focal point of any home. While comfortable and conversational seating is an absolute must, it’s also important to have a dream living room that’s both visually and functionally stimulating.

Like most homes, our living room is located adjacent to the dining table bleeding into the garden and the house entrance. And because it is such a versatile and multi-purpose space, it is most likely to get dirty. All thanks to Dyson DC59 Motorhead, I can now even walk around our living room barefoot. Unlike any other conventional vacuum cleaner, the Dyson DC59 Motorhead is very light and cordless. Because it is so compact, you can even stow it away in a coat closet. It comes very handy especially when you are expecting a guest at home on a short notice or incase of any spillage. And since now we don’t have to worry about keeping the living room clean, put your heart and soul into designing your treasured dream living space in style:

layers1. Layers of light
A well-lit room can inspire both relaxation and productivity. If you are short on windows to capture natural light, replace solid exterior doors with glass and ditch heavy curtains for an airy feel. For a larger living room, be sure to include a variety of light sources. Balance a central ceiling fixture with flushmounts, reading lamps, lanterns or candle-holders. For smaller living rooms, floor lamps are a great space-saving option.

dyson-12. Paint by instinct
When it comes to choosing a color for your living room, look to the shades you already love- in clothes, nature or paintings. While there are no absolute rules when it comes to which colors make you feel most at home, you can’t go wrong with an all neutral palette and introducing color by way of furnishings and accessories.

dyson-23. Playing together elements
Every living room at a minimum needs a sofa, coffee table and side tables. While a sofa should be sufficiently large for entertaining guests, for a space-challenged living room you can throw in auxiliary pieces like ottomans, poufs or French chairs.
Playfully mix together plenty of textures, including a rug, mirror and a cashmere throw on the sofa.

dyson-34. Upholstery and Fabrics
While soft, muted colored curtains infuse a living room with elegance, you don’t need to shy away from bold colors, stripes and prints. A patterned rug, cushion covers and throws not only add color to the monochrome but also heighten the drama.

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dyson-45. Bring the outdoors in
Take your interior design cues from your surroundings. Linen accented with moss greens, cool blues, florals and sunset orange and reds serves as anchor to bring the outdoors into the spaces of your home. Hang landscapes or use potted plants as a showcase for leafy faux greens. For a subtle introduction of florals into the living room, you can either use vintage-style patterned fabric on furniture or use wallpaper with vivid flowers on the accent wall.

dyson-56. Functional Storage
Whether you use your living room for working, entertaining or just plan relaxing, smart organization is as much about self-discipline as it is about good design. Contain clutter in flat-top trunk as a coffee table or choose a table with clearance underneath to stow away wicker baskets. Baskets not only add warmth to a space but also provide hidden storage for magazines, remotes and throws.

7. Clean and welcoming
Besides entertaining guests in the living room, it’s also a place to watch TV, children’s playroom, cuddling dogs, pay bills and read newspaper; ending up as a dumping ground with no focus. It’s important to strike a balance between lived-in and clean. While it’s routinely to clean the floors, doormat, area rugs and counters, it’s almost impossible to get rid of fine dust and pet hair. But that’s where Dyson’s DC59 Motorhead comes in. The DC59 Motorhead is Dyson’s most powerful handheld cordless vacuum cleaner.

Even though it is a variation of DC59 Animal that was launched by Dyson earlier this year, but the new vacuum delivers 75 per cent more suction power without feeling overly heavy. The DC59 Motorhead uses the same cyclone technology as other Dyson machines to capture even the microscopic dust from the carpet, leaving a fluffy underfoot feel. It performs just as good on hardwood floor plus comes with attachments for window blinds and lighting fixtures.

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HOW TO ENTER:
Visit the Dyson website here and answer the following question by commenting at the end of this post:

What is your dream space and what Dyson DC59 Motorhead feature do you enjoy the most?
All the entries will be entered for the giveaway contest. Winner will be announced on August 18th so hurry now.

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