Your living room is the one place, other than your bedroom, where you should be spending the majority of your time. It’s where all of the action of your house occurs, where films are watched, cuddles on the couch are had, and games are played. It’s a space to live, but for many of us, our living rooms are underwhelming and, well, a little flat. Instead of a living room, they feel more like existing rooms. Which is where the article comes in. Below we’re going to take a detailed look at a number of different steps you can take to upgrade your living room into the perfect space that will make you never want to leave your home again.
Get a Smart Assistant
Dumb living rooms are so 2015. To make the most out of a space, you need to invest in a smart assistant that will help you with mundane but cool tasks like turning on the lights, regulating the temperature and even opening the curtains. In this domain, you’re spoiled for choice. Whether it’s an Alexa from Amazon, a Nest from Google or a Homepod from Apple, once you get a smart assistant, you’ll quickly want to put one in every room. The great thing about these little devices is that they take up almost no space, but provide extremely high-fidelity audio, making them perfect for listening to podcasts and music while you relax in your living room.
Mount your TV
If you haven’t yet, then mounting your TV is a must for any living room. Not only will it make your entire room feel neater and less cluttered, but you’ll be doing your neck and spine a favour by having your TV directly at eye level while you watch your favourite movie or show. Don’t just rush out and buy the first mount you can find, however, as there are a few things you should consider before you start drilling holes in your wall. Ideally, you want a mount that is the perfect size for your TV, and one that can swivel and adjust so that it’s as customizable as you would want. The Next series mount by Vogels, for example, is ideal if you want to turn and pivot your TV at different angles.
Paint an Accent Wall
An accent wall is a single wall in a room that is painted a different color than the rest of the room. This is done on purpose in order to draw one’s eye when a person enters the room. It becomes the de facto focal point of the entire space. People paint accent walls for many different reasons, but one of the primary motivations is that an accent wall makes a room feel way more spacious than it actually is. As far as home decor trends go, painting an accent wall is one of the fastest, easiest and cheapest ways to really make a room pop. It also changes the feel of a room almost instantly.
Invest in Multifunctional Furniture
If you want to save space while also upgrading your room, invest in some pieces of functional furniture that not only look good, but serve dual functions. A good example of this would be a sofa bed that allows you to sit and chat with friends and have guests stay overnight.