6 Keys : Create a Living Room for the Whole Family
The living room is one of those spaces in the house where many activities, tastes, and personalities converge. It can be a game room, television, desk, reading room, exercise, etc. Ugh! The list could go on and on.
For this reason, decorating and furnishing the living room, combining in a single space different needs and tastes, is a challenge. Until now, because today we want to show you how you can make this task more straightforward, with functional furniture and with a lot of styles.
- – Define the uses that you will give to your living room
Define previously what you will use it for, regardless of its size. Will there be a TV, a table for children’s crafts, a corner for your exercise machine, a seat to read?
This will help you to delimit the spaces and choose the most suitable type of furniture for each activity.
- – Opt for a neutral base
When we talk about the base of your living room design, we refer to the painting of the walls and the larger furniture, such as the sofa, the rug or a large shelf. In this case, we recommend you opt for white, beige or gray, as they are super easy to combine, are timeless and work well with any style of decoration.
- – Look for furniture that adapts to space and is functional
Try to get the best out of the living room design with furniture that serves various activities. For example, a sectional sofa can be used to watch television and to create a small reading corner. Or a futon will also work if you need to be a guest piece. The shelves can be used to store discs and boxes with toys, or a rack for television and a bar. You can choose stools that open and have storage space or folding tables that extend when children need to do their homework or play.
- – Choose fabrics and easy to clean materials
The living room is a very used and transited space. There you work, eat, fall asleep, etc. Probably your children will also spend a lot of time there. For the same reason, and so that you do not have to constantly change furniture or carpets, choose materials that are easy to clean, such as washable fabrics or polypropylene chairs.
- – Create different spaces with lighting
A very good way to define the different spaces in a living room is with lighting. In the main light of the room add other defined points with floor or table lamps. For example, next to the sofa, you can put a high lamp and thus have a sector for reading, or on a table, you can put a desk for a study space or office.
- – Keep your living room tidy
It is very easy for your living room to go from being seen as a pilot department to being devastated by a tornado. Try to keep things in place and order each time you finish an activity in it. For that, choose furniture with shelves and shelves to store, trunks to store materials or toys and organizer boxes to keep the smallest items saved and hidden.