While planning a renovation or redesign, it is key to keep your family needs in mind. If you love playing games, ensure there is a large table for game night. If your kids are all about video games, there should be plenty of seating and the TV setup should be fully stocked. And if you want to encourage studious behavior, add a built-in desk, bookshelves and a handy reading nook. To start your process, your first priority is thinking about your focal point. Many living rooms are not complete without a fireplace, but if you live in a warmer climate, maybe a large entertainment center is your best bet. Once you figure out your top feature, invest in those built-ins.
The beauty of living room furniture is that it creates a whole host of places for you to store your items, be they books or bills, so even the messiest person can have the minimalist home they dream of. The best thing is the variety of items available, so whatever size or style of room you have to work with there is furniture to suit. For example, there’s the TV stand to hold your television, DVD player etc., and there are often shelves or drawers with which you can store DVDs and games in. They also serve the added function of discreetly hiding the mass of wires from your electronics, so helps stop the risk of tripping over or animals chewing the cables. Aside from this, they just look good. The style of the stands generally means that they can be fitted neatly into a corner, and so utilize otherwise wasted space in the room.