Turning Your Living Room into an Inviting Space
It doesn’t matter what shape or size your living room may be, there are so many ways in which you can turn the space into a warm and welcoming area for you and your family to enjoy. Living rooms are often one of the most used rooms within the home, with constant activity, so it’s essential that the space feels inviting and homely. The way you decorate and furnish a room play huge parts in achieving this, so it’s always worth taking a step back and figuring out exactly what you need to do to make it work for your home.
Create a Bold Focal Point
Get the conversation flowing from the moment you enter the room with a bold focal point. By creating a focal point within a room, you are able to draw the space together to meet at one point, which instantly helps the room to flow and feel complete. There are different ways in which you can create a focal point, with the most popular being with a piece of furniture. You often find that the television is a great focal point, as it’s more often than not the largest piece of furniture within the room. By introducing a chic oak TV stand, you can position your TV pride of place in the centre of the room and there you have your bold focal point. Another great way to create a focal point is with artwork. Art is a feature that can bring a room to life, and with a bold display of artwork, you can create an aesthetic that will pop with character. By introducing art to your home, you are also able to express your own personal style and create an atmosphere within your home that reflects your personality.
Dress the Coffee Table
Every living room needs a coffee table. The coffee table is a concrete feature within the living room that provides you with essential storage space, as well as a surface area to display specific items. Dress your coffee table with items that you feel your living room needs. From a place to position the TV remotes, to a bowl of nuts or a box of chocolates. You could even add some of your favourite magazines to the coffee table to provide some casual reading, or simply add a little character to the area.
Focus on Lighting
The lighting is the most important thing to consider when it comes to how a room feels. If you get the lighting balance right, you can create the perfect atmosphere for your home. In order to create an inviting feel, you want your living room to have a soft lighting tone that encourages you to relax and wind down. Unlike a room such as the kitchen, which would require bright, white lighting, the living room lighting can be more of a yellow tone to really achieve the right feel. Introduce a few smaller lamps to your living room to keep the atmosphere soft and ensure the room feels warm and welcoming.
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