Living Room Space: Top Tips

Living Room Space: Top Tips

This is our first weekend in our new home. I just love it! There’s certainly no room that I don’t like, far from it. If I had to choose though I’d my living room space is the place I adore the more. A living room area is a place in the house where you are likely to spend the most time as a family. We want this area to be the best it can be. Here are some tips to help you get the most out of your living room space that we’d either already adopted ourselves or plan to.

Let In Natural Light

When natural light shines through a room that you’re in, you’ll probably notice that feeling of happiness that washes over you. That’s because sunlight is a mood booster and you should take advantage of any natural light that hits your space. Don’t block it out with heavy curtains or blinds, instead try and leave that source of natural light clear. If you are going to hang curtain or blinds though, go for a lighter material such as linen which is thinner. Our living room space features a big bay window we are fortunate to have plenty of light.

Incorporate Some Nature

Nature, like natural light, is also a mood booster. More and more households are now trying to incorporate nature into their home, and the living room is an ideal space to do so. Think of big leafy plants in standing plant holders or a terrarium taking centre stage on your coffee table. Plants help clean the atmosphere around you and can, therefore, make you feel healthier in general. You might want to do a little bit of research into what plants work best for each space. My fab friend Gemma from My Little Graphics Co is a step ahead with this one and has already bought me a fun aloe vera plant. I’ll definitely be getting more plants!

Have Plenty Of Seating in Your Living Room Space

This one is a work in progress for us. A lack of seating is not going to help when you have guests around, so it’s important to make sure there’s plenty of seating available. Make sure that all the seating you have sits level with the sofas by my-furniture.com, rather than having high stools or very low seating like a beanie bag. The living room space is an area where a lot of memories are made and a lot of socialising also happens, so you want to make sure everyone is comfortable. We need bean bag chairs or a small sofa for the boys to use in T’s room, a new stool for under my desk/dressing table and more chairs for our dungeons and dragons get-togethers.

Add In Soft Furnishings

Soft furnishings are essential to a living room space because they add a new level of comfort. Try to find cushions and throws that match the colour scheme you have on your walls and on the big pieces of furniture. If you keep the big furniture neutral, then you can add pops of colour through your soft furnishings and can, therefore, swap colours in and out when they go out of trend or when you just want to change the decor. A rug on wooden flooring is also great for adding a bit more warmth to the room. Put it under the coffee table to help draw the eyes down. My lovely living room space definitely needs a rug, a coffee table, side table and a few more soft furnishing touches.

Give your living space the attention it needs, so it becomes a favourite space for you and your family.

Exciting Interiors: Some Examples

Exciting Interiors: Some Examples

How wonderful would it be to create exciting interiors rather than mainstream decor for your home? As many regular readers are aware, we are torn between making significant changes to this house and moving (we may have a viewing this afternoon….) so interiors and decor are very much on the mind! If and when we move we really want to create something special. We all have ideas as to what our dream home would be like and for many of us, it will always be a dream.  Below are some weird and wonderful ideas you might want to adopt for your home.

Aquarium Bed

Want to make your bedroom a bit more interesting? Do you like the idea of sleeping beneath an aquarium every night? The aquarium bed has a tank fixed above and down the sides of the bed and finishes just below the pillows. This is supposed to be very relaxing and supports a better nights sleep. Counting fish instead or counting sheep, can you imagine that?

Work In Sand

Sand is good for your feet. It helps to keep hard skin at bay so they stay smooth and more comfortable. Some people actually have their desk sitting in a large tray of sand that is about four inches deep. Some say they work better this way and they think the sand puts them in a better frame of mind to be more productive. I’ve read about this and as a freelancer, anything that helps with productivity is good for me!

Unusual Furniture

There is no law that says every home must have sofas or armchairs. Likewise, with accessories, the choice is yours. If you want to have something that is totally different from the norm then you should look at JCP furniture here. Being different is not bad and in fact, can make your home rather special. This is what exciting interiors is all about.

Spiral Staircase Slide

Most people have seen a spiral staircase, but how many have you seen one with a slide fitted to the side? What a great way to come down the stairs each morning when you are only half awake! The boys would love this! Who am I kidding, I would love this!

Play Pool On Your Dining Table

This is not something you would normally do unless you have a table that converts from one to the other. There is now a table available that you would have no idea the top comes off to reveal a pool table underneath. It looks like any usual dining table but easily converts for a game of pool. I love the idea of a multi-function table however would probably go one step further and make this a gaming table, for Dungeons & Dragons. Yes, we are that geeky.

Ping-Pong Door

A Ping-Pong door has a swivel at just the right height to turn it into a Ping-Pong table. With a net that is fixed but lies flat when it is being used as a door, this is a perfect way to have some fun when you do not have a great deal of space. Of all the exciting interiors ideas I’ve seen on Pinterest and so on, so far, this is the most…different. Good though, and great for boosting your activity levels.

Themed Fire Pit

Fire pits are not new but what about putting yours in a themed setting. You could build some seating around it and have sand on the ground so that you can pretend you are enjoying the evening on a beach somewhere. Has anyone seen the Darth Vadar fire pits? Well worth a Google!

 

There is no end of ways you may create exciting interiors without spending too much money. Things like a hammock over your stairs, or maybe turning your basement into a skate park. These are simple things that you might not have thought of, but each and every one of them has already been done by someone else.

 

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