Why the living room is the most important room in the home

Many people say that the kitchen is the heart of the home, and while this room is where a lot of important activities take place, when it comes to relaxing and entertaining, the living room is focal point. That’s why so many homeowners go to great lengths to decorate and furnish the living room to an exceptionally high standard, as this is the room that will see most families and friends come together to relax, watch TV, play games or entertain. Here are some further reasons why the living room plays such an important part in our homes:

The first room that’s seen

In most modern UK homes, the front door opens into the living room or into a hallway that leads to the living room. As such, it is often one of the first rooms of the home to be seen by the owners as they arrive home and visitors. Whether you want to make a great first impression or simply want to enter a comfortable, cosy and welcoming environment straight away, this is why the living room holds such importance.

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Where we can truly be ourselves

After work or school, the living room is the one room where we can take the weight of our feet and truly relax. As you sink into your sofa, you can physically feel the tension lifting from your shoulders as you find that perfect groove you’ve made in your favourite seat and reach for the remote to catch your favourite your TV show.

Most comfortable furniture

Aside from our beds, the living room is most likely to contain the most comfortable furniture in the home. Whether you opt for a large, plush corner sofa, armchair, executive lounge chair or vintage settee, combined with footstools, cushions, luxurious carpets, rugs and pleasing decorations, this could well be the most opulent and comfortable room in your home. For a stunning retro Florence Knoll Sofa, get your Florence Knoll Sofa from Pash Classics.

Defines the rest of the home

Designing a living room carefully is important because the choice of furniture will dictate and define the room, as well as the rest of the house. An idea of how a room will be styled will greatly depend on the choice of furniture that is placed in this area of the home. It’s also important to get it right as living room furniture is seen as an investment and can therefore be kept in use for many years before being replaced. Therefore, careful planning is recommended before investing in large and expensive furniture items for the living room, otherwise you might be stuck with that choice for many years to come.