Take the focus off the TV
“The main thing is to create a focal point. If you don’t have a fireplace, you do want to create one – preferably not the TV – something that brings people together,” says Harper.
She suggests something beautiful, like flowers on the central coffee table.
Another remedy Diamond recommends is to move the main sofa so that it is the first thing you see when you enter the room, and place the TV on the opposite wall.
Hanging family pictures in the living room is wonderful as this is the space where you spend time with family.
However, Diamond warns against keeping baby photos of grown-up children and having too many pictures up of people who have passed on.
She says that baby photos send a message to grown-up children that you want them to stay babies. Rather opt for current photos. If you do have images of deceased family members, and you want to see them, keep them small so that you don’t dominate the room.