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  1. Tiffany Vu on December 10, 2022 at 12:27 am

    I agree with most but extremely disagree with the not displaying family photos. This is my house, if you are uncomfortable seeing photos ofmy family who lives here then gtfo

  2. AddYourEnergy on December 10, 2022 at 12:28 am

    So what is the answer when your living room is super narrow and doesn’t accommodate seating pulled away from the walls? Child-sized furniture? Lol

    And, while it may not be stylish to put a TV above the fireplace, I actually enjoyed that in our last house. Spending most of the time with my head down (cooking, reading, gardeing, playing with the little ones and watching Lisa’s videos on my phone), it was good for my neck muscles to have to lift my head just a little to watch TV. Not uncomfortable at all. 💜

  3. Marine mom on December 10, 2022 at 12:28 am

    My son is a marine and I put his foto on the wall and he loves it . I also have an Extra space for my twins boy and girl there are marines. To fotos and they love it in the living room

  4. dalsmoua on December 10, 2022 at 12:30 am

    I actually love seeing personal photos in people’s homes. It shows what they love. And you can learn more about them and their experiences.

  5. Melody Exploring on December 10, 2022 at 12:36 am

    What on earth, no family photos? That’s completely absurd! It’s my home I have to live in it not other people. I’ve literally never heard of anyone being uncomfortable seeing someone else family photos in their own home. Honestly I implore everyone break that rule. If you have family photos that you love put them wherever you want, your family is far more important than a perfectly styled magazine cover home.

  6. Gaylene Russell on December 10, 2022 at 12:37 am


  7. Ines Hughes on December 10, 2022 at 12:38 am

    Hi Lisa! I live your advice however I’m struggling with the one about not moving furniture against the walls. I live the setup in all these beautiful big rooms. Our living room is 13×18 feet big and we share it with my work from home husband’s office. I would love to have his desk in the middle of the room and the sectional for our four family members off the wall. Right now I’ve got the room separated by an Ikea Kallax shelf, desk against the wall and sectional in the opposite corner.
    If you can offer any better ideas for a space like that I’d love to hear it because I’m getting ready to paint that room and redo the floor.

  8. Vine Sh on December 10, 2022 at 12:39 am

    I love your channel and your tips🥰
    Please make a video about bay window how to style with curtains🙏

  9. Shira Goldberg on December 10, 2022 at 12:40 am

    I wish I watched this video before I installed my TV above the fireplace! I’m convinced I gave myself whiplash! ❤️ Napa, CA.

  10. Putty T on December 10, 2022 at 12:47 am

    I was waiting for you to talk about family pics in the living room! That makes me absolutely crazy! I, too, do not like seeing them all stuffed on every table, mantle, or walls filled with people pics everywhere!!!

  11. Jamie Andrick on December 10, 2022 at 12:48 am

    Hey that knitted cover for the switch is brilliant for that dirty nasty switch.. goes perfect together! LOL I’m not sure if I’ve ever seen anything so horrific before! Hilarious!

  12. zakosist on December 10, 2022 at 12:48 am

    4:43 I never would have thought family photos make people uncomfortable. Unless its gore, pornography, provoking political content or something actually disturbing going on I dont think it should make anyone uncomfortable and people have gotten too sensitive if it does.

    I also wonder how many visitors do people have to consider the living room a "public space"? And somehow not the toilet even though its very likely some visitors may need to use it.

    Mostly agree with your rules otherwise.

    The living room is the part of my home Im most proud of, but I dont do everything right on this list, I actually dont even have a TV, carpet or decor plants (unless you count the aquarium, I have one). Is that considered a lack? I do have a lot of decor

  13. Lisa107 on December 10, 2022 at 12:49 am

    Pretty sure my living room is not a public space. No one‘s been through here today for sure…

  14. Desiree Maumus on December 10, 2022 at 12:49 am

    a video just on throw pillows?

  15. Lori Wald on December 10, 2022 at 12:52 am

    One of my favorite things to see in a home are the family photos. I do like the consensus that you don’t need to go overboard and have them plastered everywhere, but definitely feel a designated wall is the way to go.

  16. Barbara Rivera on December 10, 2022 at 12:53 am


  17. TIgre on December 10, 2022 at 12:53 am

    We have a small house so family pictures will have to be in a public space. Although we don’t have a lot. I have 3 framed photos on a side table with a plant. And one on a bedroom side table. I don’t like family photos on the wall. I only put art on the walls. And since I’m a minimalist. I only have a few larger scales framed art pieces scattered around the house. I do like candles, so I have a bunch decorated potted candles scattered around the house too. They substitute for art in a lot of ways.

  18. Lisa Holt Design on December 10, 2022 at 12:56 am

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  19. jbt PA on December 10, 2022 at 12:57 am

    The family pictures thing can be done tastefully. My sister and he husband had a photo of the two of them above the fireplace that was enormous and kept up long after the styles changed(check the skinny eyebrows)! Yuk.But. My friend had very stylized oil paintings done of her daughters. Done by a fabulous artist. Museum quality. They will always be stunning!

  20. CG ELMORE on December 10, 2022 at 12:57 am

    What?! No knitted outlet covers? What if it is a 70’s mobile? lololol

  21. Donna Allgaier-Lamberti on December 10, 2022 at 12:59 am

    I would love to see you do a video on how to make a T_I_N_Y DARK condo entry way brighter. I’m in a 1,258 sq. ft condo and people walk into my dark hallway and even I think it is depressing. The 3/4 high board and batten walls are painted white (which is great) and there is a bench for sitting and taking shoes off (another plus). But its issues are its tiny size, and that the laundry room entry door is there immediately across from the entry door. The chocolate brown laminate floor is going within the next few months (a mid tone wood laminate is going down) and that will help to lighten the room a bit. I do have a table lamp in there and I have two "candle lanterns" on the opposite wall that provides a bit of ambiance. No chance for a chandelier as there is no electricity in that room and I have another condo directly above me so no way to add electric. The entry door is a heavy oak door and i am thinking about painting the inside of the door and its frame white which "could" help lighten things up a bit. I cannot change out the door and out in a door with a window (condo rules) so that is not an option for me. Any other ideas or suggestions?

  22. Denise Harrell on December 10, 2022 at 12:59 am

    Brass & glass end tables are "invisable" and don’t need coasters under your drinks!!

  23. Sheila Rambo on December 10, 2022 at 12:59 am

    I agree with "no family photos in public spaces". I’ve always felt weird when people put memories on the walls of the communal/public spaces. It feels sorta uninviting. You want to use the public spaces to create new memories with guests, not reflect on old memories.

    Personally I enjoy 1 or 2 small frames on an end table in the living room, but save the family photo moments for hallways and bedrooms.

  24. EB on December 10, 2022 at 12:59 am

    never understood TV’s above fireplaces

  25. K. Johnson on December 10, 2022 at 1:01 am

    Ok- you say not to put couches against the wall, but then you keep showing pictures of rooms with couches against the wall! I would love to actually see examples of normal sized living rooms where this works, I really want to try it.

  26. Perris Wallace on December 10, 2022 at 1:02 am

    The “palm frond” is a “bird of paradise”, not in bloom of course, but more special than a palm!

  27. Tor on December 10, 2022 at 1:04 am

    let em be uncomfortable lol

  28. Page Remick on December 10, 2022 at 1:05 am

    Retired Interior Designer is laughing and nodding and totally agreeing with EVERY point that you made!

  29. Ra Q on December 10, 2022 at 1:06 am

    Thank you for stating the obvious in regards to TV over the fireplace.. your ABSOLUTELY right!

  30. Maria Immacolata Amorelli on December 10, 2022 at 1:07 am

    This was just sooo helpful to me (and really satisfying to checkist watching it again). I still haven’t nailed the lighting. But I’m getting there. Thank you so very very much.

  31. Camille A on December 10, 2022 at 1:07 am

    I agree … put those photos in your bedroom. Very Boring design and clutter bc people can’t stop adding more and more.

  32. Luci Vieira on December 10, 2022 at 1:07 am

    Hi Lisa, we just discovered your channel last week and have been binge watching ever since!
    We are having our home built in Nova Scotia Canada 🇨🇦. You don’t really talk much about livingroom side tables or sofa tables…I haven’t decided if I’m going to have one or the other or neither, so I’m thinking we’ll need to ask electrician to put outlets on the floor under where the couch would be since the great room is open to kitchen and dining nook there is no wall for an outlet just in case I need lamps. Any thoughts on that?

  33. Carlene Mackey on December 10, 2022 at 1:08 am

    Your example for a sectional was against the wall

  34. Katie Williams on December 10, 2022 at 1:09 am

    Your videos are the best. Hands down. ♥️♥️♥️

  35. Jean on December 10, 2022 at 1:09 am

    I’m always so glad that you mention design suggestions for small spaces – thanks for including us!

  36. Not Today on December 10, 2022 at 1:11 am

    Never understood having family photos on your bedroom. You begin to be intimate with your husband or wife and you look up to see a pic of your kids, mum or dad, nan or grandpa smiling at you. That’s enough for it to crawl back inside you, never to be intimate again 🤣🤣

  37. Kunal Sen on December 10, 2022 at 1:11 am

    I don’t like backless benches that make one ache and slouth, and coffee tables that are so far away from the seat that one hurts the spine each time to get to them. Also, most of the "good" examples you gave comprised furniture placed right along the walls, but that’s contrary to the first point you made. And speaking of the first point in conjuction with the third one, suppose one moved the furniture from the wall and brought it to a more central part of the room, would one should also leave enough space behind it to allow for traffic? Because that’s what the third point meant. But in that case, I guess one would need a really large room for the ideas to work altogether. And even then, the problem of backless benches and distant coffee tables would remain.

  38. Cold Venge on December 10, 2022 at 1:12 am

    My issue with family photos is that they are rarely displayed or arranged in an aesthetically pleasing way in my opinion. At least in most of the experiences I’ve had in other people’s homes.

    My mother in law has a photo of her elderly father displayed though of him painting his artwork that was shot by a photographer and I absolutely love it. The photo is art itself.

  39. Dennis Louck on December 10, 2022 at 1:12 am

    ✴This is the BEST way I’ve found to get a fresh view of my rooms:
    Take a medium/large size mirror and walk around the room with it looking at the reflection as you go (don’t trip!). By looking at the room flipped it really shows where the clutter is and if the design is working or not.

  40. Angela Backer on December 10, 2022 at 1:12 am

    My living room is not a public space, it is the heart of my home. I will not relegate family pictures to a hallway. I agree no one is interested in a gallery wall of a kindergarten graduation, but for me a few tasteful pics of my loved ones are the best installations in the world.

  41. Maria boulukos on December 10, 2022 at 1:15 am

    I don’t agree .We are a picture family down to my kids , myself and their grandparents ( my parents) I also do photography. Who cares what others think? It’s our home .Not being rude but some of us have limited space .

  42. Maxine Tolman on December 10, 2022 at 1:15 am

    She talks about "save that space for artwork you love"… 1st of all, photography is an ART form and I didn’t pay all that money to hide them!!! Also! I don’t want to look at someone’s family photo when I’m pooping and vulnerable. Keep it in the livingroom!!! 2nd, there might be "artwork" that makes guests feel uncomfortable… I’m there more than them obviously. It’s my space so I’m gonna do it how I want! And if you don’t like it you don’t have to come over!

  43. Glamour&all on December 10, 2022 at 1:16 am

    Amen about that tv over the fireplace! I never understood the function and never liked that look.

  44. Markita | Harden Home on December 10, 2022 at 1:16 am

    I have a gallery wall of family photos going up my open staircase and into the upstairs hallway. I also have two living rooms on the 1st floor. The family room where we have the television has no family photos. However the sitting room has no TV……a piano instead. Above the piano is a gallery wall of more family photos. People rave about our family photos. Taken professionally in a less posey way… put in black and white…. framed with matting looks like art. I saved the wedding photos for our bedroom and instead opted to keep our wedding album in the sitting room in case folks ask about our wedding photos. I also keep a pretty box of family pictures from years ago for visiting family to delve into when we’re chatting about the old days.

  45. Candice Anderson on December 10, 2022 at 1:18 am

    Nope to the painting switch covers. It only minimizes the size a tiny amount and becomes a magnet for nastiness and grime. Everyone knows switches exist. To me, painting them would be like putting a fuzzy cover on a toilet lid.

  46. Alph B on December 10, 2022 at 1:20 am

    Looking at this video has slightly changed my perception of displaying family photos in the livin room now, from what I’d planned to do. Any tips where the ‘ancestor wall’ can be in a home?

  47. Jill Butler on December 10, 2022 at 1:23 am

    I don’t agree with the personal photos as long as you don’t over do it.

  48. Doug Kelley on December 10, 2022 at 1:23 am

    I’m lucky enough to have hunted, found, and bought back an heirloom antique table that had previously come down in my family. It’s a carved, round parlor table, and the best place I have for it is a corner of my living room. I didn’t plan it, but the family table ended up having a few, and then a group (now 8) black and white family photos, dating from 1890 to 1948. As I am able, I find more interesting, vintage frames for these, and a few family mementoes join the mix, all around a lamp in grandma’s china pattern. I actually don’t care for a lot of family photos on display, but have made this exception, and it suits my old house and me. It’s in a corner out of the traffic pattern, so in nobody’s face. Visitors and family gravitate to it, though, and it serves to start many stories.

  49. Burhan Kara on December 10, 2022 at 1:24 am

    I agree these advices are great, but not always possible to implement in real life. I have 3 kids and very small living space. I push all furniture against the walls to make more space for running and playing. And I cannot imagine myself collecting toys, balls and bullets behind the furniture every day. Moreover I have back issues and I cannot drag sofas. Unfortunately practical solutions are winning over beauty.

  50. Janine Cavanaugh on December 10, 2022 at 1:25 am

    THANK YOU! I never understood why people are mounting their TVs up near the ceiling! Even if there isn’t a fireplace below it. So happy you addressed this, now I don’t feel crazy ha

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