Everything in your home should be designed to enhance the quality of life for its inhabitants. The living room is no different. A good vibe, high-quality furnishings, and plenty of natural light are all great ways to improve your overall experience. This article will show seven ways to make your living room the ultimate hangout space.
Create a Vibe.
Make your living room the ultimate hangout space by creating an inviting and relaxing vibe. From lighting to furniture, there are some simple ways you can achieve this goal:
- Use lighting to create a mood. Dimming the lights or bringing in lamps is one way to set the stage for socializing just as much as turning off all of your electronics when you want some quiet time.
- Soften up the flooring with area rugs and runners—they’re great for defining spaces, provide warmth underfoot (if you live in an area with cold winters), and help absorb sound from footsteps and movement throughout your home.
Restore the Fireplace.
If you have a fireplace, ensure it is in good working order and ready to use. “Good working order” means that the flue is open, the air vents are clear, and there is no significant soot build-up. If you don’t have a fireplace, consider adding one! Consider adding an overstuffed armchair for each end of the couch so everyone can stretch out their legs—and then fill that space with throws and pillows so people can get comfy!
Hide the Cables.
- Use a drawer
It’s as simple as it sounds. If you have an old, unused TV stand that doesn’t get much use, simply take the top off and store your cables inside. This will allow you to hide those unsightly cords and keep them out of sight when not in use.
- Hide wires inside the television itself
If a drawer isn’t for you, try wrapping your cables around the back of your TV or hiding them within its shell—just make sure that it doesn’t interfere with any buttons or ports before doing so!
Make the Coffee Table Versatile.
- Use a tray. This is one of the easiest ways to create an easy-to-use coffee table that can double as an ottoman or side table.
- Use a storage unit with a hole in the middle. If you don’t want something as large or heavy as a tray and yet want some storage options for magazines and other items, consider getting an end table with built-in shelves.
- Add some character with built-in compartments and drawers. Some tables will come with built-in cubbies or drawers—a great way to keep everything tidy without too much clutter.
Get a Record Player.
A record player is a must-have for any living room, but choosing the right one is important. If you’re going to spend any amount of money on a piece of furniture, it should be something that reflects your personality and tastes. The best way to start is by learning about the different types of players available. There are three main categories: manual, automatic, and semi-automatic.
Hang Some Art.
To make your living room the ultimate hangout space, you will want to hang some art. The size of your living room will dictate what type of art you can hang and where on the wall you should put it. If you have a small space, try hanging something that takes up more than one wall but leaves plenty of open space between them (this will help keep things from feeling too cramped).
Replace Your Couch.
A new couch can completely change the feel of your living room and make it more inviting to guests. The most expensive piece of furniture in your house (if not second to your bed) is where everyone sits when they come over for dinner or drinks on Sundays after church. Add in some new throws and pillows for extra comfort.
We hope we’ve given you some ideas for creating a fun and inviting living room that everyone in your family can enjoy. If you have any questions, comments, or feedback, please leave them below!