Redesigning Your Living Room Without The Television In Mind

When we design our living rooms, we often have one thing in mind: the television. We place them on the most prominent wall and build everything else around that point. But, it may be time for things to change. The main television has been losing prominence in homes over recent years. Once, it was the only place to watch your favourite programs. Now, though, most families have televisions in their rooms. If not, we all have laptops on which to watch services like Netflix.
So, that set which is taking up your whole living room probably goes for weeks without anyone touching it. As such, it may be worth reconsidering the space without your television in mind. By removing the binds that tie your decor, you may find that you have a wealth of ideas, desperate to be put into action.

But, it’s important to approach a redesign like this in the right way. For years, your television has given you a clear guide. If you want to make the room work without it, it’s worth bearing these pointers in mind.

Find a new focal point

Every room needs a focal point. And, as you’re removing that from your living room, it’s time to reconsider what the focus of the room could be. You could stick with furniture you’re already familiar with. Perhaps you want to opt for something like these contemporary coffee tables, which you could place in the centre of the room. Or, maybe a focal sofa sounds appealing. You could even use a feature wall as the main attraction, or make something more of that fireplace you’ve been neglecting.

Whatever you choose to do, the feature should instantly draw the eye when guests enter the room.This will form the centre stage for everything else, so it’s essential you get it right.

Play with layout

When television was the priority, layout wasn’t a fluid matter. Your set could only fit on certain walls and had to be near an aerial cable. As such, you were tied down when it came to layout. But, your new feature pieces will be much more fluid. So, you now have options.

This freedom can be overwhelming, so take things one step at a time. Consider the lighting, and how you can compliment it. Think about which layout would make the best use of the space. And, don’t be afraid to try a few different things in your quest to find what works.

Provide other entertainment

Of course, all your hard work will go to waste if no one uses the room. And, they’re unlikely to if you don’t replace the television with other forms of entertainment. The good news is, there are plenty of alternatives which could create maximum impact. You could install bookshelves, and encourage people to read by investing in comfortable chairs. Or, you could invest in a carved wooden chess board, and use the space to play games. Whatever you choose, make sure it appeals to your family.

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