Of course, if you have a striking piece of furniture that you can’t take your eyes off, then that alone could be the focal point of your lounge. A brightly colored couch, or strong velvet ottoman – gorgeous items that invite you to relax. If you choose this way of arranging your living room, see if you can organize bookshelves for a corner or wall. Your living area can double as a library, and there’s nothing more calming than kicking back with a good book on a Sunday!
As the room you will likely spend most of your social time in at home, the living area arrangement is important. You need to decide what kind of social setup best suits you, and arrange your room accordingly. Are you a film buff or a bookworm? Enjoy the quiet glow of the fire or to have bubbling, bright hangouts with friends? Adjust your lounge to suit your style.
If you don’t want to have your room centred around a television constantly, but would like to use the area for communal movie watching, how about a projector? Small and portable, they can stay in a cupboard and come out when you’re in the mood for a film.
If you don’t have a clear wall to project upon, you can invest in a screen, which can extend down from your ceiling or also be put aside. This adds a great level of versatility to your living space, affording you the chance to transform it completely depending on the event at hand.
Light Your Fire
If you have a ready-made fireplace in your living room, then the theme is already worked out for you: reclining! Immediately commanding attention, a working fireplace is a perfect centerpiece to work around. Add a luxury rug in front of the fire so you can curl up on those cold winter nights, and arrange couches with a small table on surrounding walls. If you don’t have much space, why not go for beanbags? They are easily moved and another excellent item to lie back on. They also work well with a low-set coffee table, especially if there’s a quality magazine rack or book shelf set under the tabletop. Otherwise, go wild with the couches and ottomans to put your feet up.