By Shobukobar. Living Room Furniture. At Wednesday, November 06th 2019, 09:18:57 AM.
While some people enjoy the perpetual flicker of a flat screen television, others would rather spend their leisure time in conversation with friends and family. For a more social space, it is a good idea to place your furniture with people as your focal point, i.e. in a circle or parallel setup where everyone can see each other. Shea Homes, an online furnishing resource adds, “Make your guests as comfortable as possible by allowing them to sit in a seat where their backs are not facing an open space or door. Research has shown that this position can help lower blood pressure and make people feel more at ease.”
A large family will need a sizeable sofa and a couple of armchairs at least to make sure everyone has somewhere comfortable to sit. If space is tight, beanbags and poufs are a smart way to sneak in extra seating, and can be stowed away easily at times when there are fewer people in the house. If you like to entertain in your living room, it’s a good idea to have a few lightweight side chairs that can be moved into more sociable arrangements when people come to visit. Small side tables or nesting tables are another handy addition, giving guests a place to perch their drinks.
When creating your own rustic look, you have so many options to choose from. You can dress it up with antique chandeliers and romantic candles, or keep it simple with burlap accents and upcycled farm materials. If you balance your space just right, you may even be able to alternate between these two options simply by adding or removing a few accessories as the seasons change. However you approach your new rustic décor, remember to keep in mind how you want to feel in your new space. Also consider if you will be primarily hosting in this space, or if it will be a personal escape from the everyday.