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Making Your Living Room Come Alive

How to give your living room that cozy feeling

The traditional family living room is expected to perform a wide range of functions. In the not too distant past, the “front room” was the main space to live, work and eat in. As our homes grew and technology took over, the living room became, for some, little more than a space to watch TV in. Family living rooms have the potential to be so much more and to reflect our personalities. What can you do with this special space to set it apart from the rest of the home?

Make your living room look cozy
Your living room can have many different functions, but giving it that cozy look
will make it into an enjoyable family living space. (Image by Unsplash)

Get Cozy For The Winter With A Snuggly MultiFunction Room

Depending upon where you live, winter can be the time when the living room sees its most use. As the days grow shorter and the weather gets wilder, the natural temptation is to nest and hide yourself away. A cozy room will have the fireplace as the center of attention. If you don’t have a fireplace already, there are some excellent options for wall mounted units that give flexibility and style to a room. Bring in natural tones and colors all around. Curves and softness from furniture, throws and cushions all add to the general cuddly feel of the space.

Just being the TV room

The cocooning embrace of a soft room can be fantastic when the snow is piling up outside and you have a cup of cocoa, but for some families, it will end up just being the TV room. There is nothing wrong in embracing both sides to your family within a multi use space. If movies and shows bring your family together then why not just acknowledge that fact and own it? Modern data projectors and home surround sound systems are plummeting in price. With the new short-throw projectors, even a small living room can have a screen the size of a wall. The beauty of this is that you can maintain the minimalist approach of a cozy hideaway as you don’t have an ugly box in the corner of the room.

Making it cozy

If you really want to take this to the limit, you can hide storage away on shelves that lie behind heavy velvet curtains, further adding to the cuddly warm feel of the place. By scouring Craigslist, you can find old cinema seats and vintage posters in frames to hang around your wall mounted fireplace. The beauty of cinema seating is that they fold up and by using casters on your sofas and theater seats you can change the feel of the room as the mood takes you. Lush knitted throws can cover up the seating you aren’t using and you can pick between a cushioned womb or an insulated cinema as the mood takes you.

There is no such thing as a one size fits all living room. The only thing that matters is that the room reflects your family and how you want to use the space. Think carefully about what is needed to bring you all together and focus on producing that. The front room of old may be dead but there is no reason why the idea behind it being a space for everyone should die too.

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