No room in the house may see people gather and have a good time than the living room. In history, such a room was called the parlor room, which is rooted in the Old French word “parler,” which means to speak. Indeed, it’s the room where everyone can just lounge around and talk. Other names it had over time is the sitting room—and yes, it has also been called the lounge room. Indeed, if there’s a room in the house where you can be entertained, it has to the living room—more so now that you can install smart technology in it.
Having a good time when you’re in the living room may sound the most appropriate and helpful in these times. With mental health issues becoming more and more rampant these days, it’s but timely. Having a place where you can relax and enjoy yourself can certainly stir up a good mood to make your day.
The good news is you do not need to spend large sums of money just to ensure your living room is entertaining and enjoyable. Expert advice should do the trick. Here’s a lowdown of what you can do.
When you want your living room to be as entertaining as it can be, one word has to be on your mind—and that word is “rearrange.” Indeed, it’s all about rearranging your living space to accommodate everyone in the family if you’re planning to entertain the whole house.
The same holds true when you want to entertain your guests. You must adjust and rearrange to suit the needs of the people who are coming.
Crucial to all these are the seats. Ask yourself, “Can everyone be seated nicely in your current arrangement?” If not, you will have to move things around to fit your desired number.
However, before you hit the panic button, look around. Your living room may not be able to accommodate 20 people, but your house can. So, check out a solid space nearby where other people can lounge and sit. Besides, it’s highly unlikely everyone will be at the same place at the same time. So, go ahead and expand your view. A nook, a corner, the dining room should be able to help you fit a good crowd.
Don’t forget about sofa sectionals. A good one can help you entertain more if you have to. Not only can it offer comfortable bulk seating, but you really can’t beat how much the sofa set can boost your living room aesthetics. Plus, if you want a good conversation with the family, sectionals offer one with every participant facing one another.
Using sectionals is wise. You can really make the most of your living room with one. Such an abundance of seats truly fits a crowd to a T.
Indeed, pub tables can put casual to your living room seating, not to mention they’re the best venue for chess and a host of table games (scrabble, ladders, and snake). A good combination is having a sectional for bulk seating and putting up a table for gaming or drinking with a buddy.
You can also actually place a pub table anywhere in the house. That way, you can play games while also having a couple of drinks.
If you want to lounge around and enjoy a good movie, things would not be complete without an ottoman. The padded footstool, a convenience brought by people from the Ottoman Empire long ago, can indeed help your legs rest.
Ottomans serve a lot of purposes, too. When your sofa is short in seating, then an ottoman can do the trick for you. Apart from being functional, these pieces are also stylish and are a great addition to your space. Plus, some ottomans also allow for better storage, too. These ones may look like a reclining chair, but you can actually open them up to have extra storage for things you love, such as cords, cables, and remote controls).
You really can’t enjoy your space if there are a lot of things that are actually not essential if you want to entertain. So, a good way for you to make your goal a reality is to declutter. Do away with heirlooms and glasses, for instance.
If your center table is small, there really is no need to make it smaller by putting all the family photos there. The same holds true for home decor. Remember, the availability of space is key. It’s like an empty canvas where everyone can put his piece of art and chime in on the fun.