A living room needs to be livable. It’s obvious in the name.
Unfortunately, too many guys treat their living rooms as afterthoughts, stuffing them with futons and not putting the proper care into making it a space worthy of spending such a large amount of time in.
Make sure that’s not the case for your living room by ensuring you have all of these 12 essentials.
There's nothing more necessary to a living room than a sofa. It's a cornerstone.
And no -- a futon doesn't count.
Unless there's actually no extra room, a chair is an absolute necessity to go along with your sofa.
It completes the look of the living room area, and provides a nice L-shape where a rug can sit.
If you live in an apartment, you likely have hardwood flooring. That won't create the warmest atmosphere.
Make your living room more livable with an area rug that ties the room together.
You're going to want to put something down at some point.
Give it a home with a coffee table.
Love to travel? Appreciate architecture? Have an interest in goldendoodles?
Say it all with a book that is kept squarely on your coffee table for all to observe and enjoy. This is the perfect opportunity to say what you think is important and show all who visit your living space what you value.
Large plants don't just look nice in a living room -- they also have serious practical benefits.
They show to anyone who notices that you are responsible enough to remember something other than yourself -- in this case a poor, defenseless plant.
No one wants to stare at blank walls.
Make sure your walls have some type of visual interest with a selection of your favourite works of art. They don't need to be expensive.
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