Why is living room furniture important for comfort? You don’t sleep in it all night. It’s not like you have a furniture showroom in your home. So, does it really need to be comfortable? The answer is – yes. It is called the “living room” for a reason – the family lives there. Here are some reasons why, and ways to make, you living room furniture more comfortable.
You’ve heard the old term “A man’s home is his castle.” This relates to women, as well. A castle represents a personal domain, with your taste and control over every detail.
However, your living room is not the ultimate spot to express your personality. Remember, people live in the room, too. If you are a very orderly, formal type of person, you will want more austere and tailored furniture. End tables are not intended to hold drink canisters, and coffee tables are not there to prop feet on.
The living room may not be the best place to have things your way, if that is the case. You will constantly be agitated and dissatisfied if everybody is living in your personal space, with your personal tastes.
Living spaces in the home need to be accessible and UN-threatening. That means that, if someone props their foot on the coffee table, they will not get a dirty look from you.
Comfort in Living Room Furniture
Living room furniture can be uncomfortable in many ways. Even overstuffed chairs can be uncomfortable if people are not required to put their feet up in the chair, or sit on the arm of the chair.
Granted, there are some rules that have to be enforced in order to keep furniture from being broken or worn out before its time. But, in general, make sure that your living room furniture is not considered a sacred spot to remain unmarred. Sure, teach the kids to use coasters under their drinks, and expect them to take their shoes off before they come into the room, but let them prop their feet up.
Save the heirloom furniture for the guest room, or the parlour. Keep it in the master bedroom, until the kids are grown.
Live in the Room
The living room is the heartbeat of your home. If you are single, and a loner, then you can probably find a great deal of comfort in décor and style exactly as you want them. If you have children, or entertain a lot, your living room is the area where the group is knit together. Memories are made in the living room, where children hide colourful plastic lizards in the colours in the area rug, and have an “Easter egg hunt” in the autumn. It’s where you cuddle up under a blanket and watch scary movies. It is where you have to keep the breakables on a higher shelf because the dogs wag their tails and knock stuff over.
Living room furniture can be pretty, yet still be comfortable. It is all in how you allow it to be used.