Lose the La-Z-Boy recliners
No offense to the La-Z-Boy folks. They manufacture well-made, attractive furniture. But one recliner is enough. A modern look is better achieved with a sofa, love seat, or bench. Pro tip: La-Z-Boy makes furniture that doesn't recline. Patterned Sofas or Loveseats
The goal with larger furnishings is to keep them neutral and use pillows and other accents to bring in your bright color or floral or patterned prints. You don't need a screaming couch.Too Many Throw Pillows
If you're removing more than two pillows from your bed before your crawl in, you probably have too many throw pillows on your bed. Pushing Furniture Against the Walls
Today's open floorplans are in opposition to the old-fashioned tradition of pushing furniture up against the walls. Doing this actually makes a room look smaller.