While many hate the cold weather that has us permanently locked indoors, I try to be more optimistic and think of it more as a season for entertaining. After all, spending time indoors doesn’t sound that bad when you get to host film nights, cocktail parties, or simply have a leisure afternoon with your family. But in order to have the perfect entertainment experience, you need to get your living room properly ready. No worries though, making it more engaging doesn’t require much effort. Here are some of the ways we suggest you do it.
Create a Focal Point with a Gorgeous TV Stand
Let’s be honest, the ultimate attention grabber in the living room is the TV, whether we like it or not. Although it’s the pinnacle of entertainment, design-wise the TV doesn’t have much to offer for the look of the room. The TV stand, on the other hand, can come in a variety of designs that can make your living room more interesting. And this makes it the perfect focal point! Whether you’re looking for a French provincial, contemporary, or mid century TV stand, make sure it’s sturdy enough to support the TV’s weight. Materials like oak and walnut hold the promise of durability and strength and have a more opulent look to them. To bring further attention to your TV stand, try sprucing it up with ornaments, flowers, or other items if the space allows it.
Pick a Unifying Theme
In order to make people feel more comfortable, the living room should be decorated in a more cohesive tone. Sure, eclectic spaces can be very interesting, but they also tend to overwhelm the senses and make for a tiring atmosphere. But sticking to a particular design-theme makes the living room more pleasant to spend time in, which is its ultimate purpose. And besides, choosing a single style is the best way to avoid making design blunders. Since not all of us are interior designers or have the money to afford one, this can be rather helpful. But also consider that certain styles have similarities and can complement each other. Such is the case with Scandinavian and mid-century. For instance, a mid century TV stand can perfectly match a Scandinavian coffee table.
Set the Mood with Lighting
Bad lighting can instantly kill the mood of any get-together. But great lighting has the ability to transform the room and make the perfect atmosphere for mingling and socializing. The key is to make the space more intimate but still illuminated enough so that everyone can see. This can be achieved with the help of layering different fixtures and installing a dimmer. Whenever you want a more intimate atmosphere you can dim the overhead fixtures and turn on any lamps or wall lights for a more cosy mood.