13. If you get tired of your current pieces, you can easily switch them out. 2. 7. 5. Balance heavier pieces with lighter ones to keep a space from feeling too clunky. 3. Keeping everything low (including the art) is a great trick to make a room look bigger. The space freed up by the coffee table will make your living room seem a lot bigger. 9. (Image credits: Nordic Design; Lovely Life; Domino; Metro Mode; Style by Emily Henderson; House to Home; Desire to Inspire; Lonny) Hang a picture ledge above your sofa for a statement-y look. The lighter pieces in this room — the coffee and side tables — provide a nice counterpoint the sofa and dresser. Every room can benefit from a touch of gold. 12. Mixing old and new pieces is a great way to add energy to any room. Paired chairs don’t have to match — try mixing two pieces from a similar era with different shapes. (Naturally, things you don’t use as much go directly behind the couch.)
4. Color is the key to mixing a lot of things together in a harmonious way. Try replacing your coffee table with a smaller table, big enough to hold a book and a few drinks, that can move around the room. From eight magazine-worthy interiors, here are a few tips that you can take home for your own space. 1.