Concepts of families are diverse and the modern era has introduced us to many transformations of the original family concept. A group of individuals sharing a household is just one way to define a family. No matter the concept, we can all agree on the fact that the time family members spend together is just precious. That is even more valuable nowadays when the fast pace of life and hectic schedules live us short of leisure time. If you’ve made up your mind to do something about it, why not start with redecorating your living room? It’s an area designated for family gatherings, so try to make it as inviting as possible. Here are some decor ideas that will help you transform your living room into a cozy family nest.
1. Opt for stylish and durable furniture
You don’t have to be an interior designer to know that furniture can either make or break the space. Before you plunge into the sea of fabrics and color schemes, think about the size and practicality of your furniture first. It’s important that all of your family members have a place to sit so don’t choose your sofa based entirely on its high-quality and looks. It needs to be big enough to provide comfort for most of you and yet small enough to fit perfectly into your living space. When it comes to choosing the right fabric, go for durable velvets or get one of those washable slipcovers.
2. The magic of carpets
The floor is a game-changer. If you’re in a position to choose the type of floor in your living room, go for the wooden one. They give a classic, warm, and welcoming look plus they are easy to clean. Throw in a rug or two to cozy up space even more. Depending on your color scheme, there is a variety of options to explore. You can choose a colorful one or a sheep-skin rug which is a super-fun option for your kids. Also, it’s super for you as parents too due to its easy maintenance.
3. Make a statement with your TV
Imagine your whole family together in a living room with dimmed lights, snuggled up on your comfy sofa while nibbling popcorn. Sounds perfect, right? Sure, you need a TV, but one thing that can make this experience even more fantastic is a motorized TV stand. It allows you to adjust the position of your TV so that all of you can enjoy the family’s favorite film without seating restrictions. This type of TV stand is a perfect addition to your statement wall. You can make it stand out by adding a splash of color or putting some textured wallpapers. It will undoubtedly become a focal point of your room.
4. Let’s play!
If you have kids, then your home has probably turned into one giant playground at some point. It would be really nice if you could narrow it down to one corner of the house that will serve as a playroom. If not, then dedicate one corner of your living room to a play area for your little ones. This way, the whole family can be together even if everyone is indulging in their own activities. Put in a comfy rug and several stylish storage boxes so you can put away the toys when other guests arrive. Make sure the area is child-proofed, practical, and comfortable.
5. Indoor plants
Incorporating natural materials into your home decor will make your home warm and welcoming. Aside from wooden floors and furniture, a perfect way to achieve this is by decorating your space with indoor plants. Sure, they instantly give life to the room but they also have various health benefits. They reduce the levels of CO2 and fill the room with oxygen. This is very important especially if your family room is stacked with electronic devices. Another great way to spark the feeling of joy is to fill the vases with freshly cut wildflowers.
Redecorating doesn’t have to be stressful. You don’t have to be an expert nor deep down into your pockets to transform your living room into a family oasis. By following these tips, you will get clued up about the decor ideas that will make your redecoration journey exciting. Keep in mind that you need to pay attention to comfort, practicality, and style of your furniture. Even small things can make a big change and help you create an enchanting background for the whole family to enjoy. However, remember that it’s the love and caring that will make those moments you spend together memorable.
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Audrey Taylor was born in San Francisco and moved to Adelaide at the age of five. Marketer researcher and social media manager on hold, full – time mommy of a cheerful two-year-old. Graduated from Queensford college, worked in a couple of marketing agencies across Australia, eager to learn more about business and share her experiences. Traveled across Europe. Her hobbies include home decor, fashion, travel, music, old movies.