6 Ideas to Create a Tranquil and Inviting Living Room
Whether you’re trying to while away time as the pandemic rages on outside, or you simply want to relax and laze about for the day, your living room will be your space that will keep you company the most throughout.
The living room is where things happen, and more importantly, it’s also where things don’t. But that doesn’t mean you need to lose style when aiming for a more comfortable living room.
In fact, having such an inviting living room just might be the cherry on top to helping you sleep your worries away. With all that said, here are some ideas for your living room that will hopefully get your bones in the mood to loaf around.
Comfort is key – prioritize furniture
I think I can speak for all of us when I say that one of the most annoying things about lounges is that their sofas are not always as comfortable as they seem. Sure, they appear pretty, and they may even look like they’ve been buffed up in the padding department. But once you decide to take a break by throwing yourself on one of them, you will quickly find out that the couch is tough. It doesn’t feel comfortable at all! Its texture is too firm and rubbery!
That’s not really something you want to replicate in your living room, is it? Sofas can look grandiose and all, but remember, you still want to relax on them. This is even more prevalent if you are with some friends or in another social situation. You want your couch to keep your body comfortable, especially if you’re going to be sitting for a prolonged period of time.
Your priority should be big and roomy sofas with plush cushions. Big enough for some friends to sit alongside you or for a nice nap, but not too big that it overshadows the rest of the room.
Pillows – the cozy and essential element
What better way to combine your sofas than with some cozy pillows? It will make your sofas practically feel like your bed and make for a really cozy napping area. Or maybe you want to watch some videos from your phone?
In any case, large and soft pillows would help really add to that comfortable charm in any living room. And if they are large enough, they can even double as a floor cushion for your guests!
Knitted textiles – for throw blankets
If you like turning yourself into the human equivalent of a wrapped burrito while relaxing on your couch, knitted textiles for your blankets work great without overdoing the designs and disrupting the comfy environment.
You can even use these textiles for your floors, by way of turning them into fluffy-looking rugs. I’m sure you can relate to that enjoyable feeling of sinking your feet onto a soft and cushy rug.
Let the natural light in
You don’t even need furniture for this one. All you need to do is to allow your windows to shine the sun’s light on you.
It’s simple, natural, and just feels good to bathe in some natural light. Studies have even shown that sunlight helps improve a person’s health and mood, and they can even ward off the depression and sadness that you might be feeling due to being cooped up in your house.
Natural light introduces the outside world inside without all the annoying caveats like insects and dust, and all you have to do is to let your windows do its job.
Socialize the living room area
All your furniture helps in keeping your social aspects as active as ever, despite how a comfortable living room is meant to slow down your pace.
It can help family bonding time of watching television together or even encourage having a nice and relaxing conversation with some friends on the couch.
Focusing on these areas and making your living room double as a relaxing social area can really help, especially when an environment where people simply want to unwind is desired.
For instance, having a nice and simple table near your sofas where you can place your things like snacks, phones, and books, help make for a convenient while also thematically appropriate touch.
You can even have made to measure curtains tailored specifically for your windows. It can greatly help in balancing the amount of natural light that comes in while also giving your room a nice aesthetic design in the process.
Fireplace addition – the coziest decor ever
Have you ever watched a show or read some books that show a house with a fireplace, while the inhabitants are snug up, wrapped in their blankets and just melting in their rocking chairs? Fireplaces are not just some fad, nor a way to heat up during the winter.
Fireplaces also make for an amazing touch to a room as a household decoration. The flickering of the fire under the night easily sets the mood for a relaxing evening spent all cozy while also being an attractive focal point in the living room.
The number one thing you’re going for here is comfort, and nothing is more inviting than a soft-looking and soft-feeling living room.
Tailoring this room as such will make sure that your future resting times will have you melting in comfort, no matter your current situation.