A living room is supposed to be a place of comfort, but it also has to have the ability to amaze. It’s the most multifunctional space in one’s home, so it does make sense to try and go out of one’s way to make it stand out. In the light of those facts, here are four ideas on how to liven up your living room.
End the Boring Coffee Table Fable
One sure way to render your coffee table more appealing is by accessorizing it. Adding a tray is an interesting way to jazz it up – it is a practical and stylish way for showing off your favourite small décor pieces while it can all be easily removed for when you need to clear the surface or when entertaining. Except for a tray, you can also add a stack of books and a vase filled with flowers which you can change according to the season. These seasonal swap-outs will make your living room different and stylish every season. (more…)
I firmly believe that every room should have one striking architectural feature, something that acts as a focal point for the entire scheme, adds the wow factor and provides the foundation to build everything else around. Unfortunately, when it comes to the kitchen, it’s kind of hard to find a piece that provides such a feature to the space, especially if it’s like mine – filled with cheap Ikea cabinets, which left me with the option of the fridge being the only possibility.
Fridges are an investment you want to get right, and believe it or not, there are a couple of things to think about when picking one. Fridges aren’t just your food box that holds your food and beverages, but they hold a lot of aesthetic value as well. That being said, if you want to stray away from the generic white or stainless steel look, you should consider looking up retro bar fridges.
Regardless whether you’re considering stainless steel or retro fridges, there are a few things you need to strongly consider. First and foremost, the style of the fridge can play an important role functionality-wise. There are four main types to choose from: french door fridges, side-by-side fridges, and top and bottom freezer fridges.
Each of these models gets the job done, and there are variations and add-ons depending on the manufacturer. It’s up to you to decide which one will fit in your kitchen best, and which one works for your lifestyle. Doing your homework before going out to a store or shopping online will allow you to make a well-informed decision.
For instance, a retro bar fridge can be a great addition to the kitchen where you can store beverage for when your co-workers and friends visit to spend time grilling out in your backyard or watching the game. However, a small bar fridge won’t be good enough if you live with a spouse and two or three kids, as bar fridges aren’t usually big enough to hold much food and drinks in them.
Lastly, your food habits also matter a lot. Things like ice-making capability, number of produce drawers, freezer space and indoor compartments are all features that can vary in the fridge world. To ensure you make a wise decision, consider how much food you’ll typically store and what type of food. For instance, if you tend to freeze a great amount of the food you buy and consume, you want more freezer space, so a fridge that’s half freezer and half fridge would be ideal; if you entertain frequently, your fridge should have space to accommodate bigger platters, etc.
In addition to being more versatile than carpets, rugs offer a great way to soften the look of hardwood floors or floor tiles, which although practical, can appear cold, feel uncomfortable, and make for unpleasant noises when there’s more foot traffic. Rugs also offer the opportunity to personalize your home or office environment. They add color and can help define the mood or character of a room.
When used with a rug pad, rugs also provide a stable and non-slip surface that helps protect against injury from impact if someone falls. This can be quite important when there are young children or seniors in the house.
Finding rugs for sale that are both practical and stylish is not an easy task. A well-chosen one, however, can bring texture, colour, warmth and style to the room, making the search for perfect rugs for sale worth the effort. (more…)
Whether we realise it or not, we all associate memories with a certain emotion, which is exactly why we are able to remember those memories. I’m particularly interested in the positive memories, connected with the happy childhood days, and how the homes of grandparents always seem to evoke some pleasantness upon remembering them.
Okay, apart from the savoury meals of our grandmas, with the divine mouthwatering aromas, it also has to do with the interior. Whenever I see something vintage, it immediately sparks that feeling of nostalgia about all the times I’ve spent at my grandparents’, so if you ask me what my favourite interior style is, it’s vintage. I’d choose it anytime when I want to spruce up my house, and level up its homely ambiance. (more…)
There are some home makeovers that are essential, then on the other hand there are those that we simply must do because they are stylish, and creating your home bar is the mix of both, so we might say it’s the best of both worlds. A bar has always been one of the necessities to making a home homely; even if you don’t drink, it doesn’t mean you won’t get to surprise your guests with some mixology skills and savoury cocktails you can come up with. (more…)
Ever since theaters appeared, people have become hooked on them. Just the thought of going to the theater evokes pleasant feelings and makes us think happy thoughts. Exciting, isn’t it? The theater represents entertainment, the perfect relaxing pastime activity and that’s why we love it so much; it’s a thing of essence in these pressed-for-time modern lifestyles that we have.
The thing is, we don’t always have the time to go to one of the theaters nearby, because there are those of them that make us end up stuck in a traffic jam so we lose even more time trying to go back home. Sometimes, theaters can be rather crammed too, but instead of giving up on theater altogether, if you want to make the most of the experience consider getting a home theater sofa and turn your own home into a theater.
Having in mind most of these sofas can be found made of leather, they are sure to bring a luxurious feel in your home, and an unmatched comfort perfect to be paired with the joy of watching your favourite shows, soaps, films, documentaries or sports events. The extra comfort also comes in the form of cup holders and hidden storage.
Of course, to be able to choose a home theater sofa well, there are things you’d have to pay attention to. For instance, many of the sofas offer utmost comfort by providing the reclining position as well, but before you decide to get one of those, think well whether your room can allow all that space.
You’d want to ensure proper movement to and fro, so there has to be at least 75cm of space for walkways, and 50cm between seats (fully reclined) for people to easily get to the theater and walk away. Since you won’t have much of a trouble finding high quality theater sofas online, you’d be able to check their sizes quickly and do the math in a matter of seconds as to the room’s space requirements so you get the idea if your desired sofa can be a match for you.
Other things to have in mind are the placement of the seats which is closely related to the viewing angle (the allowed is 36-50 degrees) that’s right up to the vision field, and in a similar notion, the distance with the surround speakers has to be about 120cm.
In case your space allows for more than one of these sofas so you want to create rows, it’s best to consider the clear view screen for every viewer. You can make this
possible for the rows behind by making a raised platform.
Now that you have these things in mind, get on the quest for the ideal sofa, measure up, choose the things you’d love to watch with loved ones, and start making the popcorn. It’s theater time!