Creating A Casual Living Room – When creating a design for your living room, keep in mind how the living room will be used. Consideration of furniture is important. A casual living room will not have stiff furniture that provides no comfort when sitting. That type of furniture should be reserved for waiting rooms at a doctor’s office or school rooms. A comfortable living room’s sofas and chairs will be made out of soft, perhaps plush fabrics that invite a person to relax on them. Their comfort will be further enhanced by soft, plush pillows of the same fabric. Some will even add pillows that contrast with the colors of the couches or chairs. This furniture is something that can be relaxed and socialized on in complete comfort of your living room.
Flooring is another important consideration for the living room. Hardwood floors are very popular right now, yet they do not have to be the only choice. Hardwood is pretty and easy to clean, but it’s pretty cold. If your home is often cold and you’re looking for economical ways to keep it warmer, carpeting is one way to do that. Carpeting will hold the heat in the living room better than hardwood flooring which will make the room warmer longer. However, if you have allergies to dust or other airborne particles, carpeting may not be a good choice. No matter how often you vacuum, it can be very difficult to get those allergens out of the air. For this type of person, a laminate flooring would probably be the better choice because there will be less fibers in the room to hold in those allergens.
Television and sound system would also be a consideration into your living room design. If your television is large, it will take a large portion of area in the living room. Alternately, if it is small it won’t take up as much room. Either way, the seating and sound should be surrounding the viewing area at a reasonable distance for both sight and sound. If you have surround sound, you have the advantage of bringing the sound to the seating area. Otherwise, the seating should surround the television at a distance that makes listening happen easily.
Living rooms should be places of comfort and relaxation. They should be conducive to visiting and mingling with guests as well as watching television. With the listed tips above, your living room will bring comfort and joy to all of its inhabitants.