There are some items in the home that are just must-haves. They make the home look better and even more practical. I think that the living room is one of the places in the home that needs a few of these certain things. It is one of the rooms in the home that gets the most use so having it just as you want it is important. If I was to redesign my living room anytime soon, here are the must-haves that I would include.
Whether faux or real, plants are a great addition to any living area. They really bring the space to life. I like how they bring a little of the outdoors inside, making the space look attractive and fresh. They suit pretty much every style of decor too. More modern or Scandinavian style decor would lend itself to things like cacti and succulents. A living room that is more classically decorated would suit a climbing plant perhaps. They add a pop of color too which is always a good look in the living room.
Having art and sculptures around the living room can be a really nice idea. But having something more personal can make a difference in the home and give it your personality. So how about something like a photo wall? I like that all different shapes and sizes of frames are used. So they work with all decoration styles, as you can choose frames that suit the rest of the room. Then they can be filled with personal photographs that mean something to you. It can take a little time to get it looking just as you want it, but it is worth it in the end.
Now, this might sound like an obvious one, but hear me out! You will, of course, need radiators or floor heating in the living room. But having something like a wood burner or an open fire can be such a cute and homey look in a living room. Even better if you can find a quiet wood stove fan to keep the warm air circulating around the room. When a log burner like this is framed with plants or a mantelpiece, it looks so pretty and cozy. Perfect for a living room.
As the living room is a room in the house that gets a lot of use, you want to make sure that you are nice and comfy when you’re sat in it. So getting plenty of cozy accessories, like cushions, throws or a rug, is a really good idea. Then you can get comfortable and enjoy your time in the room.
Having a coffee table might seem like a secondary accessory in the living room. But it makes the space much more practical. It can double up as storage too, depending on the style of table that you choose. Having one just completes the room, though, and brings all of the other pieces and furniture together.