The living room comes with a lot of interpretation. It is the only place in your entire home where you crash on the couch, binge-watch your favourite series, play with your kids, have endless conversations with friends and read a book. With the multitude of utility factors and versatility, the living room becomes the heart and soul of your house. However, in metro cities, living spaces are becoming smaller. So, it has become a challenging task for homeowners to design a living space with aforesaid functions in the space-starved area.
In this blog, we share with you how you can make the most of every square foot and make your furnishing items work together to create a functional living space. Here are the 7 must-have items to create a cohesive and functional living room;
A comfortable loveseat
Gone are the days when a loveseat was considered as a popular seating made only for love birds, now it has become an alternative sofa for small living spaces. A loveseat is the perfect addition to the minimalist living rooms, master bedrooms and reading area. This sofa comes in a variety of patterns and designs to elevate the look of your living area. Its compact size can fit into the tiniest living room and enhance the look. It’s an ideal crashing spot for you and your friends after a crazy night party!
A coffee table with storage
Clutter is a big enemy of small places, keep your aesthetic in sync with a coffee table with storage. Earlier, coffee tables served just one purpose i.e. a platform/ surface to keep your coffee, drinks and snacks. Now they have evolved and come with storage boxes to store your magazines, newspapers, books, glasses and other itsy-bitsy items that make your space cluttered. Your guests will not feel claustrophobic because your items will not be all around the place. It will add a minimalist touch and give a clutter-free charm to the main area of the living space.
A multipurpose side table
Add multipurpose side tables with exposed legs, this kind of furniture gives your space an open look. It will be the perfect spot to keep table lamps, vase and papers in the storage box. Also, ever been to parties where you wander aimlessly with a glass of wine and no place to sit? Make your living room functional with stacking side tables which can be used for seating when you have to host a party at your home.
A sweet reading nook
Weekends are for lounging and reading a book by your favourite author. A corner reading nook by the window sill will add a cosy and personal vibe to the sweet spot. Complete that look by adding a super comfortable master chair. These master chairs are perfect for unwinding and listening to podcasts while absorbing all the vitamin-D in.
A TV unit with a minimalist touch
When you set up a living room, the very first thing that comes to your mind is the entertainment area. Along with TV, you need storage to keep the sound system, DTH, routers, remotes and if you happen to be a gamer, then consoles, CDs, switches and headphones. Your TV unit should accommodate all these requirements while not reflecting a bulky look. Try a unit with reflective mirror work, as mirrors create a sense of space.
Built-in storage space
Whenever you buy a new house, the first thing you check is the number of storage options available and a living room is no exception. Right? It is the place where you keep photo albums, mementoes, books and magazines. Make sure you make a vertical built-in storage space in the living room so all the necessary items can be at one place and within arm’s reach. It will make your living area look more put together and spacious.
Lighting and hanging planters
Accentuate the entire look and feel of a living room with soft lights in the corner or with overhead lights. It will brighten up the ambience and transform the look. Also, free up the floor space and make it more functional with hanging planters, you can customize them as per your room colour and aesthetics.
All things considered
Follow these steps to make your small living room functional, spacious and aesthetically pleasing. You can also paint all the walls of the room white, to give it a voluminous and airy feel. And, If you are looking to update your furniture, HOF has an amazing range of loveseat sofas and master chairs. Visit shop.hofindia.com and explore our products to give your living room a stunning makeover!