Each room in your house has a specific function to perform. You spend a certain amount of time in each area during the course of every day. First and foremost each particular room has to perform a function and often will help you to “get ready” as you prepare for your day. For example, the bathroom can help us to rejuvenate ourselves and help us to take care of particular needs. The kitchen can be a place where we prepare those all-important meals, have some family meetings and get ready to head out the door. Of course the bedroom is a place that we go for our all-important rest and relaxation.
The design and make-up of each individual room can certainly make a difference, helping us to enjoy the specific amount of time that we spend therein. However, perhaps the most important room in the entire house is the living room. This is where we spend most of our time when at home, after all and it’s truly an area that provides us with sanctuary, relaxation and inspiration all at the same time. The living room design should ultimately reflect the character and individuality of the person or persons who inhabit it.
Whilst you may have other rooms such as a study, or a children’s room, the living room has to bring together in one area the different requirements of the family, as individuals and as a whole. Consequently, when you’re considering a redesign of this area it’s a good idea to focus on exactly what each individual member of the family wants and should expect when they’re in this room. The entertainment area is very important, of course and we are now getting used to the idea of a very large, flat screen TV as a focal point. Because these televisions, even though they are larger in terms of their viewable size, are a lot smaller in terms of their footprint, we’re now able to design an entertainment centre that’s not as obtrusive, even though it may be central.
There are so many different design and style options when it comes to furniture, but comfort must always be a top priority. Choose your furniture items to coordinate and match the overall configuration and style of your home decor. Also, remember that a centre table shouldn’t be a place that gets cluttered with all kinds of “stuff” and whilst this room is of course a very functional and highly trafficked area, always keep in mind that it must be a pleasant place to be in. Plan for areas to store specific items like remote controls, newspapers, magazines and toys.
Many people choose to spend a lot of time and effort when it comes to home refurbishment by focusing on the living area. You can get a lot of inspiration by going online and looking at some options, once you’ve decided on your overall approach. Whether you want to be minimalistic, contemporary, traditional or avant-garde, this is your canvas and you can create your own masterpiece accordingly.