People call the kitchen the ultimate heart of the house and we can clearly see where this comes from. In this case, the living room can certainly be called the soul of the house. Cosy, comfortable, all-purpose room which every household utilizes differently, the living room is usually this space of the home where the majority of the day at home is spent and where all sorts of activities happen – from relaxing, through watching your favourite TV series and eating popcorn (or a meal), to all sorts of entertainment for the whole family. In fact, the living room is probably the most important place in the house, plus it is the main room your guests will see when coming over which means that it has to make a statement and a good first impression while being all that functional and convenient for all those family evenings.
Considering the many purposes of such a room it can become a challenge to come up with a smart and creative enough living room remodelling, renovation, or simply makeover plan that can tick all the boxes along the way. Despite the fact it is not impossible to satisfy everything you expect from a living room renovation, it is certainly challenging which becomes an overwhelming emotion of stress at times. However, do not let this disappoint you and stop your plans for having the living room you have always dreamed of because the room deserves all the attention and love, especially knowing how often you are using and going to use the space.
Regardless the purpose of the living room and the activities you choose to do in this area of the house, a few things remain consistent for space – it should be warm, cosy, and convenient and it should contain functional and well-spread furniture. One of the best ways to decrease the stress levels during a living room remodelling project is starting it off with deciding on what will be the main purpose of the room. Of course, this does not mean that you won’t be able to use the living room for anything else, however, keep your focus on the main things you tend to use the space for.
This will help you a lot for deciding on what to make your priority during the renovation project and will help you understand which are the most used areas of the room which will get the most wear and tear. In case you decide that your living room will be more like a family room where the whole family can relax and entertain, then you are recommended to go for more functionality and choose a living room makeover that will serve the needs of all members of the family. However, you can decide to dedicate the space to a more formal vibe and reserve it for welcoming guests. In this case, you may be more creative and make some major changes around, adding a few statement pieces in the room such as a fireplace, mantel, etc.
Once you have figured out the main purpose of the room, your next step is deciding on the focal point of the room. Whether it will be the cosy fireplace, an entertainment centre, the huge windows, or anything else you would like to attract the eyes, always make sure to start planning with this main part of the room and continue designing around it.