Hi , everyone .
My name is Arvin Olano and welcome to my youtube channel .
So nobody asked .
But in today's video , we are talking about things that you need to stop doing in your living room .
We are about to have a good laugh and a ton of fun .
So buckle up .
I always like to start these videos by saying that everything that I'm sharing today are just my personal opinions .
You don't have to listen to me .
Ok , you are an adult .
You can make your own decisions .
And Billy Jean , Sally Sue , if you think you are going to go down in the comments and write me a nasty comment and think you're gonna offend me .
Well , you thought wrong .
So the first thing that you need to stop doing in your living room and stop buying designer dupe blankets .
You know exactly what I'm talking about , Miss Glam Girl and Miss Farmhouse influencer girls are always sharing it on social media .
Oh , it's the Hermes blanket dupe from Amazon .
And can I just say I am not one to shy away from a logo ?
It's not even like it's not even like an aesthetic .
It's not even like a cool thing to have .
You're literally putting an H logo blanket on your sofa , bitch .
Your name .
Better be Holly or Happy or hoo hoo hoo .
To be having a blanket with an , to be having a blanket , I can't stop laughing .
No , stop buying these designer dupe blankets .
I know you've been thinking about this blanket .
Take it out of your cart , ok ?
And instead of buying these stupid logo blankets , just go for something that is like really nice and soft and textural .
I do have a ton of favorites on my Amazon storefront that have like the beautiful fringe detail .
The next thing that you need to stop doing in your living room is decorating with two colors and two colors only .
I mean , let's take a look at this living room .
There is a cream rug , there's some cream pillows and then you have a random blue velvet sofa in the middle to me .
This just feels disjointed .
It feels a little lackluster and I feel like you were just convinced that you needed a pop of color , which by the way , I hate that phrase .
I don't want a pop of color .
No , I don't want that .
I want a blend , a beautiful co mixture of colors .
Now , I want you to look at this living room .
It's a little too colorful for me .
It's not my style , but you can see the use of color and the blend of different tones , get a variety of tones , not just the 12 .
The next thing that you need to stop doing in your living room is making it look like a jungle .
Now , Miss Green Thumb , you are not about to film the next Tarzan movie in your living room .
There is no reason to have 50 plants in your living room .
There's just not and I get it .
We were in lockdown .
You were bored , girl , I get it .
I've been there .
I had a jungle here in my office at one point .
It got so overwhelming .
I had naps and it was just not cute .
You guys , let's keep it in moderation .
Miss Poison Ivy .
Let's calm it down .
Oh my gosh .
All the plant youtubers are quaking after I said that the next thing you need to stop doing in your living room is buying a slip cover for your old sofas .
I can't even believe I am talking about this but I have seen it on Pinterest .
You have this really old maybe like a hand me down sofa .
You hate it .
You don't like it and you think oh let me go on to Amazon or on Google and search slipcover sofa .
Listen , the problem with these slip cover sofas that you find on Amazon is it's not a one size fits all .
You know what's gonna happen .
You're going to put that slip cover and then you sit on it and all of the fabric is gonna pull , it's gonna like look all nasty and dingy and just , it's not gonna look good .
The next thing that you need to stop doing in your living room is adding a shelf on top of your sofa .
I don't know why this is the thing , but when you add a floating shelf of some kind above your sofa , I feel like that's just dangerous .
Can you imagine if you're sitting , you have your shelf there and all of a sudden a vessel falls on your head and just instead of doing that , you guys , if you wanna hang art , you wanna hang decorative accessories above your sofa , go the traditional route , do your photos , do your art pieces .
But what I like to do is I like to use command strips and I will mount interesting decorative pieces above my sofa .
Exhibit a and exhibit B I will link my favorite command strips that are so strong that I can literally hold up a sculpture on my wall .
Get creative .
If you hang something on your wall that's like cool and and different tag me on Instagram .
I want to see .
Oh my gosh .
Wait , I haven't talked to you about my um essential oil today .
So today for my little Aroma therapy session , I have my trusty vivi diffuser , which I have a code .
It's Arvin .
I will link it down for you .
You'll save 20% off .
Ah mm I am diffusing an essential oil called the Hotel .
And it's actually inspired by the Delano Hotel here in Vegas , which I think is so strange and funny and weird , but it actually smells so good .
I got it from Amazon .
I'm all about the oils .
I just love a good aromatherapy moment .
The next thing you need to stop doing in your living room is buying brown sofas .
I love brown .
I love accents of brown .
I love little brown furniture pieces , brown tables .
The color brown itself is beautiful but something about those deep dark brown sofas that just is a dead giveaway of a dated living room .
It just feels very sad .
And if you want to get a sofa that's on the darker color because you're worried about your kids , you're worried about your pets .
I recommend going for a sofa that's maybe more like a dark gray or maybe a dark like Coia instead of like a deep dark brown .
The dark brown just to me looks like poopy brown .
It looks like poop .
And you know what if you are looking for an affordable sofa ?
I was doing research for another video and I found out that Amazon sofas are apparently pop in .
I couldn't find any that were not sold out .
So I will link some of my favorites down below that are still available .
The next thing that you need to stop doing in your living room and this might be a little controversial .
You need to stop it with all the family photos .
Oh , and I get it .
You love your family .
I love my family as well .
And you wanna have your memories displayed in your living room , which is fine .
It's totally fine .
But when every single corner is like a gallery wall , I think it can get a little overwhelming and it can feel a little cheap sometimes .
Now this is just my opinion , my preference .
But if you wanna have like a family photo moment , do a gallery wall .
Do a gallery wall , make it a focal point in one wall of your living room , make it a wall that's like next to the sofa or maybe a little corner moment .
You do a gallery wall and it's just gonna feel a little more elegant .
It's gonna feel a little bit more designed .
The next thing that you need to stop doing in your living room is buying too many pillows , Billy G and Sally Sue .
You need to calm down with all the pillows .
Like when I see something like this , where am I supposed to sit ?
So instead of having your pillows kind of leaning back straight up like this , you want to put them at an angle , right ?
So like this , see how it's like 0 45 degree and you're gonna do the same with this little guy .
It's gonna be 45 degrees and you can even have a third lumbar pillow right here .
When you're sitting at the edge of the sofa , you wanna be the next thing you need to stop doing in your living room is having your light fixtures all in the same level .
Now , this effect is like a weird , it kind of feels eerie and it feels like you're in like a hospital .
When all the lights are in the exact same height level , you don't want your living room to feel like a hospital .
You want to have this like mood lighting right now .
The trick is to have your lights at different height levels .
If you look at this photo , the lights are really kind of guiding your eyes around the room and it creates this beautiful glow .
I have a ton of affordable lamp recommendations and sconces , by the way , beautiful sconces .
I'll link them down below for you .
All right , everyone .
That was it for me today .
Thank you so much for watching .
I hope you enjoyed this video .
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