The living room is considered the heart of a home. Aside from the dining area, it is where family celebrations are hosted, casual afternoons are spent and guests are received. These are but a few reasons why you should get even more creative with interior design. Gone are the days when the living room is just another impersonal area where you place your best furniture.
With the emergence of modern families and in the context of modern times, your living room should mesh well with your needs. Here’s how you can expand the way you use your living room for different functions:
Reinforce the character of your living room with a reading corner.
Keeping your books in the living room will save you the time of looking for that one book you want to read all over the house. It will also serve as decorative items for your bookshelf as they add finesse and character to your home.
Have some fun and get your entertainment center in there.
Ideal especially for smaller homes, have your entertainment center – gaming consoles, the TV set, and the DVD player, among other gadgets – in your living room instead of your bedroom. Doing so will not only help promote family time; it will also help you get more sleep! By keeping the entertainment center accessible to everyone, it will also help keep your guests entertained when they come to visit.
Give your guests the best welcome.
Make sure you turn your living room into a place where your friends would enjoy hanging out in. How do you do that? Get multiple tables and chairs to accommodate your guests but don’t overdo it. Always consider the space of your living room and how it will all blend in together.
Assign a place for everything.
Organized space, no matter how simple, can be stunning. Even if you have a lovely living room, once the mess sets in, it’s going to be a huge eyesore. To keep this from happening, designate a place for all your stuff. For instance, keep the remotes on your side table or a common drawer. The same goes with other things that you keep in your living room.
Flaunt your art.
Give your living room a sense of culture by hanging artwork and other artistic pieces like photographs and paintings.