In today’s fast-paced world, it’s safe to say that true lounging and relaxation is a lost art. The great majority of us will just tumble through our everyday life, jumping from one task to the next and living for the sake of ticking boxes. And maybe we’ll let ourselves have a 4pm breather or a glass of wine after dinner, and be content with that level of ‘letting go’. We here at Professor’s House say no! Lounge design is crucial to curating a warm and happy home. Read on for a concise overview of the three basic elements of lounge design and decor.
When putting together a modern living room, you’ll need to select which lounge furniture will act as the foundation for your ideal lounging experience. This means taking some time to consider exactly what kind of lounger you are. If you’re an entertainment fiend and like watching movies with your stereo headphones, recliner lounges might allow you to have that gold class cinema experience from the comfort of your own home. If you’re a bookworm at heart, a big armchair set by a wide window may become your new personal haven. Your coffee table and other tabletops should also be considered as lounge essentials, and their placement and design can have a major impact on your ability to lounge efficiently.
If you’ve got a bottom shelf or other form of storage to your coffee table, or a bookcase with some bare shelves, then now’s the time to consider what lounge amenities you’ll be adding to your evolving living space. Look at these amenities as the main building blocks of all your lounge experiences, or more specifically as the activities that you’ll be partaking in during your daily lounge time. Your lounge amenities can be anything from books and DVDs, to game consoles and board games. It’s a good rule of thumb to keep your amenities organised separately in defined zones to discourage the build up of clutter in your living space. For instance, your bookcase can sit right by your big armchair in your designated reading nook, whilst your board games can be stored away in the bottom compartment of your coffee table, or perhaps even in a cupboard so the boxes can be kept out of sight unless they’re absolutely needed. Take some time to assess how best to organize your amenities not just for yourself, but also for your friends and loved ones too.
Finally, it’s time to think about accessories and decor! This is where you can use your keen eye to add the finer touches that will really help with not only bringing the whole room together, but also making the space feel like it’s your very own. Personalizing your accents and accessories can be a surefire way of adding an extra sense of signature charm to your living space, but personalization doesn’t necessarily need to cost you an arm and a leg. There are a myriad of ways that you can redecorate on a limited budget, with DIY crafts, op-shopping, and upcycling to name a few. It’s also worth incorporating some basic indoor plants to your living space to encourage relaxation. If you’re looking to take your lounge experience to the next step, you might also like to consider adding smart lighting and speakers to your space too, so that you can take full control over the atmosphere of your room with the tap of a button!
It’s clear to see that there are a number of ways you can enhance your home’s lounge potential with minimal fuss, and some of these methods may be more valuable to you than others. It’s all about taking some time to find the arrangements that work best for you and your family!