If you have guests over often or like to throw house parties, it’s likely you prefer to have a living room that can impress people. For some people a living room is the one room in the house where they can relax and be comfortable, and for others it’s simply a place for entertainment.
No matter what your living room type is, you’d probably be thrilled if someone complimented you on your design style or choice in furniture, or even paint job. Why not put a little class into the one room that everyone hangs out in, and make it a room worth inviting people into.
Buy The Right Furniture
Start by buying the right furniture and decor. You want fancy items that can withstand guests, but still look stylish. One of the centerpieces of your room will be your coffee table, so find a luxurious one that can double as a great conversation piece.
You’ll want to ensure you have enough seating for all of the people you plan to have coming over, without the need to dig out that tacky set of folding chairs. Consider a couch, along with a couple of fancy chairs. You may also want to invest in some sturdier, yet fancy, ottomans that can double as seating.
Make It Look Bigger Than It Is
Want your living room to look bigger than it is, maybe because you often have more guests than you plan for? It’s not that difficult. It starts with the right wall colors and the right lighting, and then falls to the layout of your room.
White, or at least lighter colored, walls will make a room brighter, thus making it look bigger. Having a sliding door off your living room, or even a big picture window can also give the illusion of a bigger size, as can ample lighting.
You shouldn’t just have white, or off white, walls though. How boring would that be? Consider having an accent wall, the color can be your choice, that will add a little pizzazz to your room. Pick a color that goes with your furniture or art.
Don’t Forget The Electronics
Really want to make an impression, and have a fun time when you have guests over? Make sure you have some of the latest and greatest when it comes to electronics. And, always invest in a good surround sound system.
Consider a SmartTV so you can have instant access to things like Netflix and Pandora. What party is complete without some tunes, and what sleepover is complete without some scary movies? Having a new, quality TV can offer you these things without the need for a separate stereo, a bluray player or gaming system, and it definitely saves you money in the long run.