Is your living area functional but not as warm and inviting as you would like? Don’t despair. There are some simple ways to make it feel like a room where you want to hang out with your family and friends.
Embrace Nature’s Softer Side
The reflections of polished and slick surfaces can cause eye fatigue – not exactly the inviting and warm feeling you want for your space. Texture will add more richer experience and visual warmth. If you prefer the sleek look, you don’t need to go with a rustic fireplace to add texture. Look throw pillows and blankets, fabric wall coverings and natural-fiber carpets.
Don’t Make the TV a Focal Point
TV, like mobile phones, can deter conversation. Don’t let your TV to take away your precious time. If you have a chance to move your TV in another room – do it. This way, you can enjoy the company of your family and friends in your living room. But, if the TV must go in your living room, then consider incorporating a cabinet to hide it.
Maximize Greenery for Better Health
It is well-known that some plants are good for our health, purifying the air and boosting our moods. Air-cleaning plants can add natural touches to your space. The best part is that they don’t cost a lot and you can incorporate them in every corner of your house.
When it comes to how inviting your living area is, the amount of natural light filtering into the room can’t be understated. Dark spaces feel small and depressing, and a cozy living room is not a room that feels depressing. So, open the windows and let natural light in.
Utilize Table and Floor Lamps
You can create an inviting warm glow in your living room by adding a lamp. For the evening hours, when we close the shades so that your curious neighbors can’t see into your home, table and floor lamps will keep your space well-lit.
Decorate with Some Personal or Family Photos
Photos of your family can add personal touch to your living room and make the room feel warm and inviting. Such photos will make your living room feel more like it’s yours. And when you move to a new house, removing the photos will be the first thing you will do.
Throw in some Curves for Comfort and Inclusiveness
Curves are much more inviting than rectilinear shapes. Rounded and soft – curved furniture and decorations make us feel comforted and protected. A curved sofa can make conversation more relaxed.
Add a Few Throw Blankets
Having a cozy blanket nearby makes your home inviting and your guests will feel more at home. A cozy blanket here and there adds warmth, color and texture to your living area too.