Our lounge has many different functions to fulfill. It is the place where the whole family gets together to watch TV shows or spend some quality time after a long, tiring day. It is also the place where you sit back and relax with nothing but a mug of hot chocolate when you are after some peace and solitude. It is one of the most comfortable spots in the house for you to unwind, after your bedroom.
For those living in a small house or apartment, most of the time spent at home is spent in the lounge, with many of your daily activities being carried out there. For example, your kids may play or study in the lounge, while you perform your house chores. Moreover, most families prefer to have their TV in the lounge. As a result, lounges serve as the play area, study area, dining hall as well as an area for family time and relaxation.
None of us can deny the fact that the lounge is a major part of our homes. Not only because we spend half of our day here but also because it is the area that gives an overview of the house; it gives an impression of the overall aesthetics of your home and says a lot about your personal home interior preferences. For this reason, it is important to make sure your lounge looks as neat, attractive and comfortable as possible.
If you are thinking of rearranging your lounge, we have compiled some of our best tips on how to go about it:
- Start off by Taking Measurements
In order to rearrange your lounge, you need to start by taking measurements of the lounge. Note down the length and width of the walls so that you can plan the color scheme, furniture, and décor accordingly.
- Identify the Center of the Lounge
Deciding the focal point or center of your lounge can aid in planning what goes where. Once you know the center, you can decide the exact location where you will place the sofa set, center table, and chandelier. You can then visualize the place where you will put the rest of the additional items such as TV or side tables or plants. If you have a particular piece of artwork that you want to be the center of attention, identify the place on the wall where it will get the most views.
- Pick à la Mode Furniture
Trendy & Comfy should be your goal while arranging your lounge. Your lounge layout should be a combination of these two words and the selection of your sofas, chairs, coffee table and ottoman should reflect it.
The sofa is often the highlight of any lounge so it is important to choose wisely. Size, longevity, style, and comfort should all be your top priorities. If you have a small lounge, do not go for a sofa that is too big as it can make the whole space look cramped. However, the sofa needs to be big enough for the whole family to sit on. If you have kids, make sure to go for furniture that is easy to clean. It will save you from so much trouble later on.
- Build Depth by Using Mirrors
If you have a small lounge, you might find it difficult to fit in everything you wish to, without making your space feel small. One solution around this problem is to make use of mirrors. Mirrors add depth to any place and also reflect sunlight and artificial light, making the room look brighter and bigger. Place them on the walls or tables and your lounge is sure to feel larger.
- Add Plants
Plants can brighten up any space where they are placed. Not only do they look great, but they also clean out toxins and pollutants from the air and cool down your space naturally in the summer. They are an effective way of filling any empty spaces in the lounge. They look beautiful in front of windows or in the corners of the room.
- Experiment with Colors and Wallpapers for Your Walls
If you are looking to freshen up the look of your lounge, consider changing the color of the walls or going for new wallpaper. It is important to choose wisely though because your selection in this area can either make your lounge look congested or spacious. Dark colors or dark wallpapers in a small lounge will make it look even smaller while lighter colors make the room appear bigger.
Wallpapers are always a preferred option as they allow you to transform your space without any longterm commitment. They are often budget-friendly and easy to replace if you don’t like the look.
- Fill Corners with Statement Pieces
Empty corners in the lounge will give it an incomplete look. There are lots of things you can do to fill them. Small side tables are an option you can consider for empty corners. For tabletops, you can use decorative items such as lamps, vases with flowers, pretty baskets or bowls or a set of candles. Such accessories also help add a personal touch to your lounge.
- Add a Centre Table and Rug
If you don’t have one already, invest in a nice center table to place in the middle of the sitting arrangement and place some statement pieces on tops such as your favorite vase or a special souvenir. An accent rug is also a must-have. Place it in the middle of the room for a warm, cozy look.
Your lounge is one of the most special parts of your home so it is vital to give it the attention it deserves. The good news is that there are so many ways to achieve a comfortable, visually appealing space that you are sure to find options that meet your preferences and budget. Use the ideas above to help you out and you are sure to end up with a beautiful lounge. Happy decorating!