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7 Tips for Creating a Comfortable Living Room

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Oftentimes, it’s the living room where house guests spend the most time when visiting a home. This is where conversations are exchanged, snacks are relished, and movies are enjoyed. Nonetheless, this part of the house should be equipped with functional and comfortable things that will make up a charming and really “liveable” space. In this article, we will share 7 tips on how you can create and achieve a cozy and stylish living room.

Display Books

The library evokes the atmosphere of quietness and tranquility, and it is the same for places that have stacked or shelved books. People who have interest in reading will appreciate being surrounded with their favorite books and find time to enjoy them even just by browsing through the titles. Books create a warm feeling in the living room, and these are great conversation starters with guests as well.

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Dress the Windows

It does not matter if you prefer curtains than blinds or vice versa, but realizing the importance of dressing the windows is critical to how you present the ambiance of any room. Windows that are properly treated with draperies and shades especially make the entire room look even more beautiful. Windows are also the things that allow household members to look into what’s happening outside or just appreciate nature.

living room window treatmentImage Source By SLC Interiors

Allow the Entrance of Light

A well-lit space always looks bursting with positive energy and radiance more than a dim or dark one. The living room should be installed with light fixtures that set a happy and comfortable mood all around. Aside from natural lighting from the doors and windows of the house, stylish lamps, art lights, chandeliers, and different forms of lights are also considered as great additions to the interior design.

Image Source By ANN Lowengart Interiors

Invest on Carpets

A stunning floor design with carpets and rugs will make the living room feel more luxurious and comfy for sure. Spending on carpets can be worthwhile as carpets usually last for a very long time given proper maintenance.

A casual living room with an incredible view of Chicago’s high-rise buildings sits next to the breakfast nookImage Source By Jessica Lagrange Interiors

Hang Mirrors

Placing mirrors on the wall is an easy trick to make the living room appear larger. Use the power of reflections to your advantage by putting the mirrors on the right angles of the room. You may emphasize on the decorations and accents such as paintings and light sources.

hanging or leaning a large mirror on the wall opposite a windowImage Source By Lourdes Gabriela Interiors

Place Seating Fixtures in a Circular Arrangement

When you think about it, sofas and seating fixtures must be in a circular mode to enable more comfortable interaction between guests and the host. If you have a large area in the living room, it would look most awkward, dull and empty when the seats are not facing each other or closed in a circle, especially when the pieces of furniture you have are bulky.

living room Circular sofaImage Source By Homedit

Keep Furniture Away from Walls

The idea is to allow the space to breathe. By placing furniture just beside the walls, the place will look crowded and unappealing. Just like when reading text on a sheet of paper, you’d want to have enough space for “margins” on the side since people’s eyes tend to naturally follow white spaces at the center. To create a sense of balance in the living room, keeping furniture away from the walls is best to engage guests in more intimate talks.

scandinavian open concept living room with gray walls and light hardwood floorsImage Source By Shift Interiors

Conclusion:

Peace and comfort are a must in our daily life’s routines. After a hectic day of work, the least you would want to see your house full of clutter and stressful distractions everywhere. Incorporating elements and tips to make your living room look and feel comfortable is key to sustain harmony and happiness in a home since it’s one of the first parts of the house that you walk into whenever you enter through the door.

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