When it comes to your home, there should be no place more inviting than your living room. After all, it’s where you are going to entertain all of your guests, play with your children, and relax with your other half after a long day at work. If your living room doesn’t feel comfortable, anyone in your home, including your family, is going to have a hard time relaxing there, and you are going to struggle to feel safe and warm. Luckily, if you think that the heart of your home doesn’t feel as cosy and inviting as you would like, there are a few things that you can do to change this. Here are three simple changes that you can make to ensure that your living room is inviting to anyone in your home.
Add Some Greenery
Indoor plants are a must for any inviting living room. Plants have been shown to make us feel more at ease no matter where we are, which is why they are so often advised for stressful workplaces. This means that plants will also help you and your guests to feel more at ease in your home, and so you will be able to relax easier. They also help to improve air quality by reducing levels of carbon dioxide and air pollutants, which can also help you to relax. Flowers also add a pop of colour to the room, as well as a fresh, and inviting scent.
Change Your Focal Point
In most living rooms, all of the couches and chairs are pointed towards the tv, similar to the way fixed seating for theaters and auditoriums is pointed towards the stage. Unfortunately, this means that people in your living room are constantly focused on the television, rather than holding up a conversation. If you want your living room to be more than just the place that you watch tv, then you need to change the focal point, and move the seating so that conversation is easier. You may even want to consider moving your television to another room, or covering it up when you have guests over.
Create Comfortable Seating
If your seating isn’t comfortable, no one is going to want to spend time in your living room. Luckily, you have complete control over your seating and can change it if necessary. Before picking out any seating for your living room, always make sure that you test it out to make sure that it is comfortable to sit in, rather than just looks stylish, especially for seats with low arms. If your chairs feel a bit stiff, add some cushions so that people can relax easier. You might also want to consider adding some fluffy throws, especially if you have leather sofas, and especially on cold days, in case it gets a little chilly.
Your living room is supposed to be the heart of your home, so why not make it as inviting as you possibly can? If you follow these tips, you can’t go wrong, and you’ll soon start having to turn guests away.