It goes without saying that the Bedminster living room is the hub of the home. It is the place where you relax at the end of a long day, the place where friends gather when they visit, and the place where you kids love to bring their toys. It is the room that you and your family live in – pretty obvious by the name right?
With all the time that you spend in your Bedminster living room, it should be a room that you love. It should also be a room that you want others to spend time in and one that showcases who you are. If you are ready to make a change, let these ideas get your wheels turning.
Arrange Your Furniture to Spark Conversation
Consider rearranging your furniture to encourage people to sit and visit. Instead of facing all of the furniture at the TV, Move your furniture into a u-shape in your living room. This will allow people to enter the U, pick a spot and visit. If you have a television in your living room, find a way to hide it away when you have company, or at the least keep it turned off, to encourage conversation.
Divide the Room
If you are like most families, your Bedminster living room is used for multiple purposes. If you don’t have a dedicated office, you might do some of your work from this room. If your children have no “play room” the living room might end up with a lot of toys. Or, you may need to keep a few free weights in the room if you have no other place to put it.
Make your room work for you in the way that you need it. Use your furniture to separate the room into multiple spaces. Create spaces where you can easily hide away weights or toys. Find a corner where you can put a small desk to use as your workspace.
Turn it White
Painting the walls white and bringing in white or light colored furniture and finishes can help to make your Bedminster living room seem bigger and brighter. A white room can bring a level of sophistication and class to a room as well. Make sure to include a little color to avoid you room looking bland. A few simple green plants can do the trick.
Show off Your Color
If white isn’t you style, let your color show. Pick a bold color for your walls and/or furniture. Let your Bedminster living room reflect your personality. You can pick a few places to add a pop of color or you can color your entire space.
Focus on the Fireplace
There is nothing else that creates a comfortable space for conversation like sitting around a crackling fireplace. Arrange your living room to make the fireplace the centerpiece of the room. Add a mantel that makes a great conversation starter.
If you don’t want to give up having a television in your room, opt for a flat screen that can be hung above your fireplace and turn it off when company is over. If your fireplace doesn’t work, there are many ways that you can decorate it to still make it the focal point of the room.
Don’t let life take over your Bedminster living room. Instead of fighting your living room being used for multiple purposes, embrace the use and find a way to make it work for you. With a little work you can have a living room that is both functional and stylish.