Aside from the bedroom, the living room is one of the most lived in spaces in any house. After all, it is a communal place to join with friends or the rest of your family, share a few laughs, watch television, or just spend time together.
That is why making your living room as warm and welcoming as it can be is of the utmost importance to the overall flow of your home. You want people to feel welcome in your living room, not struggling to find comfort.
There are a few tips that you can follow to make your living room become the place that everyone wants to gather in and can lead to a lot of laughs and memories that will be shared for a lifetime.
For some reason, many people seem to buy throw pillows by the bunch. While they can certainly look good on a couch or chair, they more often than not wind up getting in the way. So, skip the pillows if at all possible.
Not only will this save you a bit of actual space but it will help to create the illusion that there is more space in your living room and avoid the clutter that a bunch of useless throw pillows can bring to the equation.
Invest in a Couch
Determining the lay of the land is important but a couch is right up there on the list of important things. After all, the couch is where everyone who can fit will commune to discuss things, share laughs, watch a movie, or a number of other things.
Invest in a quality piece that is going to hold up. The old adage is “pay me now, pay me later” meaning you could go cheap in the short-term, but you will likely have to buy a new piece again before long. If you are going to have to spend the same amount of money over a 10-year period, why not just invest in something that you will have to buy once?
Use Rugs to Define the Space
Rugs can help to create distinct “areas” in the living space that acts as both a defining trait and provides the illusion of additional space. The bigger the rug, the better and the colors don’t need to be bold and defining. Something that blends with the rest of the design motif can be a perfect compliment that pulls the overall aesthetic of a room together.