The living area
The living area is the only room in a house where the whole family congregates together so it should be as comfortable as possible for those special times. It’s the place where family play a board game on a Saturday afternoon or gather to watch a favoured programme or perhaps a DVD, where children create masterpieces with their colouring-in books and parents relax and enjoy a little down time.
With so many requirements resting on its design, the living area is an important piece of the dynamic, in the make up of your home. Time, effort and often a little extra money needs to be put into creating a space that offers all the right elements required of you and your family. Whether it be a cosy retreat with an open fireplace or an expansive open-plan area emulating an American ranch, satisfying the needs of the family living within should be first and foremost.
In today’s world of new machinery and clever architecture, there is certainly a lot that can be done to your living area. If space permits it, a table and chairs should be incorporated into your living area for your family to dine together. This will also provide the children with a work station for their homework that is away from the television.
Your living area is the place you are most likely to host parties so make sure there are places available to store away the children’s artwork and toys in order to transform the room into a sophisticated space, suitable for a soire´ e. Cleverly chosen lighting will add to the ambience of the living area, creating an atmospheric effect for dinner parties.