Question:

What every living room should have?

4 August, 2021 Carl Kucera 5

Answers (5):

  • AUTHOR: AARON SCHILDGEN
    6 August, 2021

    In order to achieve an effective living room, one must first decide what the main purpose of the living room is. If it's a great place for entertainment - as in that's where guests are entertained - some more items you might want to consider include a large TV, and possibly a cozy group area or fireplace.
    If it's for good conversation amongst loved ones while sipping on coffee or tea (with easy access to dishes and napkins), you'll need complimenting furniture like chairs or couches. Your coffee table should also be sturdy enough for crafts such as hand painting ceramics, playing Scrabble, etc.

  • AUTHOR: QIANA MONGOLD
    6 August, 2021

    An accent rug
    Rugs are a great way to bring in color while creating the space feel larger. There are many different types of rugs from chenille, handmade Turkish kilim, wool or blended-wool hand knotted carpets to abstract tapestry flatweave wall hangings and more that can create a sense of warmth or modernity for any living room. You want to make sure you pay attention to what type of rug would best suit your needs as well as the decorating style for your living room.

  • AUTHOR: RANDY CULTON
    6 August, 2021

    A common mistake many people make with their living room design is to fill the space with too many personal and quirky items. This happens because they often think of it as a place just mainly designed for friends or family and not themselves. The trick is to strike a balance between enough furnishings that are meaningful for guests but also personal items, without even overdoing either side of the spectrum.
    A few pieces that every living room should have in order to avoid looking unfinished are pillows, artwork, plants and some footrests at least. What your taste buds may crave while hung-over on Sunday morning will be different than when you're hosting dinner party on Friday night so choose wisely.

  • AUTHOR: BECKI PEKAR
    6 August, 2021

    It's important to remember that your living room is a daily space. It needs to be functional, create an ambiance of relaxation and beauty, and provide enough space for family activities. A good rule of thumb is to measure both the width and depth of your planned location with these criteria in mind so there are no surprises. Once you have an idea about the space available for the living room, make a list of all the items you feel need to go into this space before heading out on your home improvement journey. Just remember that if you're not sure what else should go in, it's usually best to leave some things open-ended so that flexible arrangements can be made.

  • AUTHOR: PAUL CATT
    6 August, 2021

    I'm not a professional interior designer, but there are some items that most do in the living room. Opt for a large sofa to sit on and place one or two arm chairs opposite of it. On top of the opposite wall's mantel, add an art piece like artwork or shelving with all your books. And don't forget in front of the fireplace could be an area rug to anchor this area and for aesthetic purposes. Last but not least, fill up these areas with other decorative objects that you might have inherited from family members items that are sentimental to you and connect you to them. That's what I think every living room should have.