The world has become an unhealthy place thanks to the constant bombardment on peoples senses from incredible technology. It can’t be a coincidence that people are suffering with depression and other mental illnesses far more now than they have in recent years. There is no escape from work or friends at any time of day now as everyone is expected to be online twenty four hours a day.
I want my family to have one place where everyone can relax and unwind. To watch a movie together or just chat the way families used to. The living room was the target and with new decor, furnishings, and rules; the mission was a success.
If you wish to turn your living room into a calm haven this spring, read on. You will find some tips here to help you achieve your goal before the summer arrives.
Before any physical work is carried out, lay down some new rules. Before anyone is allowed to sit in the living room, they must turn of their phones, laptops and tablets. The living room has become a place where your attention will be focussed on those around you and not absent friends. It is a tough rule but people soon get used to it.
Paint the walls in a neutral colour so it is easy on the senses. Modern wallpaper murals are look too busty and can prevent people from relaxing. A Plain, neutral colour is best for relaxation.
Forget the ultra modern sofas and chairs; go for comfort instead. The modern pieces look good but are not necessarily as comfortable as traditional styles of furniture. Cost is usually, but not always, a good indicator of quality. Multi York offer great quality furniture to refect the personality of any home. If you are buying cheap, well, you often only get what you pay for.
Nothing is more comfortable than a thick pile carpet. It adds warmth to the room and absorbs noise. Being able to kick off your shoes and feel the soft carpet underfoot is an essential element of the scheme.
Modern blinds look stunning but they don’t keep the warmth in or look as opulent as a set of heavy curtains. When the curtains are closed in the evenings the room will look very cosy and comfortable.
Create a calm mood by using table lamps. They can be positioned anywhere in the room, even on the floor and different effects are quickly achieved by moving them around or changing the colour of the bulbs. Table lamps are arguably the best interior design aid ever invented.
If your idea of relaxing is to watch a good movie, you live in good times. Home cinema systems are incredible pieces of technology that surround you in sound and immerse you in the film. They come as a complete set or you can buy the dvd player, speakers, and amplifier separately if you are a purist. Televisions are getting cheaper every day and fifty inch plasma sets can now be bought for about three hundred pounds. only a few years ago these televisions would have cost three times as much.
Creating a calm place to relax isn’t easy and it is a project that will evolve further over time. Some things that you try may not work while others will. The thing is; every room is different and so are peoples ideas of what relaxation is. Take these tips and evolve them to suit your needs. Anything is possible.