Although your living room is a room that you go to for relaxing, it is also the best space in the home to socialize. Thus, if you ever want to invite friends over or sit and chat with the family for the evening, you will want your living room to be comfortable and convenient. On that note, here is how to build a social living room.
Have a central coffee table
When you have a central coffee table in your living room, it is obvious where people should gather. Without one, people might sit sporadically around the room, which defeats the point of being social.
The best coffee tables are those that can be used for multiple purposes. It is nice to display nice decor on them as well as have enough space to place your drink or set aside your reading book.
Although music can hinder conversation, it can also create it. So long as you set a soothing ambiance and have the music as background noise, it will work to be a great conversation filler while also helping people relax.
It is nice to even relax to music on your own, so it is well worth adding a speaker to your living room.
Make the seating closer together
On the same note as adding a central coffee table, people might sit too far apart for intimate conversations if the seating is set apart from each other.
Therefore, you can encourage conversation by making the seating closer together. It is a nice idea to have facing sofas or chairs so that it encourages people to sit and face each other.
Use soft colors
Dark colors are pretty harsh and can sometimes deter people away from areas. Whereas lighter colors can draw people in. therefore, you will want to consider using softer colors in your living room to make the space more inviting.
Soft colors can help people feel relaxed, which is great if you invite family and friends around for socializing.
It is great to have a conversation starter or something to discuss. Art is a great and interesting thing to discuss and can often be used as a topic of conversation.
No matter what type of art you are interested in, use it around your living room to add personality and make the space more fun and quirky.
Face the seats towards the window
Facing the seating towards a window will ensure that you and your guests have the best view. If you are sat facing a wall, then there isn’t much that will catch your eye after a while of sitting there.
If your aim is to have facing seats, then angle them slightly so that you get the best of both worlds.
Using these tips, you can achieve a more sociable living room. Although you might like it for alone time, it is fun to invite family and friends over. Simply changing the color scheme and changing the seating plan can make your living room inviting and convenient for socializing.
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