Comfort Considerations: How to Get More From Your Living Space

Comfort Considerations: How to Get More From Your Living Space

Having a fantastic living room is something that a lot of homeowners and apartment dwellers aspire to. Your living room is the place where you hang out after a hard day, it’s where you spend time with friends and family, and it’s where a lot of the connections you have with others in your home are likely to be based. It’s no wonder then that there are so many conflicting ideas out there about how you’re meant to go about creating that perfect living room space, and how you can make the absolute most out of a particular area.

Whilst we certainly can’t be the final word on which living room aesthetics and styles are going to be right for you, we can absolutely give you some inspiration for what you should be looking at when it comes to your living areas. Let’s get into it.

Think About Your Flooring

Generally, when we think of a beautiful living space redesign, our thoughts immediately turn to furniture. This is fine on its face, but it doesn’t consider many of the other factors that go into a room’s overall style. One of the major factors that often gets missed is the flooring choice for a room, which can be a space of a lot of creativity and choice. You can go for the 1960s approach with bold patterns, you can have an easy-to-clean classic with things like timber-look tiles, or you can go for a lush, warm carpet; whatever your choice may be, it will shape the vibe of the room in significant ways, so it’s worth thinking about.

If you’re unsure, one question to consider is how much you’re willing to clean. Carpets are fantastic, but they can pick up dust and dirt in ways that are much easier to simply wipe away with tiles or floorboards. So, keep that in mind when the time comes to make what could be a quite long-term choice.

Consider the Couch

Once you’ve got the foundation sorted, you can start thinking about how you want to actually experience your living room space. The way that you sit will likely be the most important factor in the overall comfort of an area, and your choice of seating will also have a large impact on how you can use a space. For most, a three-seater sofa is going to be the perfect blend of space-saving and open, but there are also modular sofas and other floating options that will allow for a little extra customisation.

When choosing a couch or sofa, think about how often you host, and how likely you are to need a certain amount of seating regularly. You don’t want to give up too much of your living room to sofa space you won’t use, but you also don’t want to be left scrambling every time your friends come over.

Choose Your Entertainment

We all think of the classic living room experience of watching TV with a group of friends, but is that really the only way to experience a living room? There’s absolutely nothing wrong with a TV being the focal point of a space, but it’s also not the only option if you’re really looking for a way to connect with people and relax. Consider your other hobbies, and your other interests, and don’t feel like you’re going to be completely stuck with the same options every single time.

Think about getting a record player, having a big area for board games, or even getting a space for arts and crafts. Remember that it’s your living area, and if you’re the one that’s in control of it, you get to decide what puts the “living” in that title. So, allow your interests to completely overrun your home in the best way possible. Just remember that more involved hobbies and tasks will require more storage space to keep things looking tidy, so you’ll have to factor that in if you’re someone who has an overabundance of things that excite them.

Comfort Considerations: How to Get More From Your Living Space

Embrace Nature

At a time when natural and organic styles are seeping their way back into the design space, now is a perfect time to start loading up your house with plants. Plantlife in your home has a wide array of benefits outside of it just looking beautiful, including:

  • Cleaner air
  • A calmer atmosphere
  • A nicer-smelling home
  • Watering provides a mindful activity

As a plant-lover myself, I have found an abundance of ways to fill my home with greenery in ways that don’t take up all my time with cleaning and maintenance. If you’re looking for good starter plants, there are a few low-maintenance options that you can consider, such as:

  • Ficus trees
  • The “step-mother’s tongue”
  • Succulents
  • Cacti
  • The Chinese money plant
  • The fiddle leaf

These are just a few options that can help you get into the plant-loving spirit. Whatever you decide to choose, it’s sure to bring that little extra life into your living areas.

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Choosing items and styles for your living room is a very personal experience and one that offers a lot of opportunity for growth and creativity. So, good luck finding that perfect little sanctuary space of your own, and we hope our tips above were helpful.

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