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8 Ways to Make the Living Room a Place Where Your Family Likes to Hang OutMake it guest-friendly and perfect for movie nights with the family.by Cielo Anne Calzado .
In many homes, the living area is the first thing guests see upon entering. It’s second nature to us to offer a seat and a filling merienda to make them feel comfortable and at home. Since first impressions last, it’s a must to make the living area as inviting as possible. From adding extra pillows to keeping it clean, there’s a lot you can do to improve your space.
Here are 8 ways to make your living area more than just a TV room
Have a place for snacksIf your family enjoys watching movies every Saturday night, it wouldn’t be complete without popcorn and cold refreshments. Enjoy your favorite flick and some hearty snacks while still keeping your living area clean by having a small coffee table in the middle. A budget-friendly (and cuter option!) will be to bring in a trolley where you can put your favorite snacks. After the credits roll, you can just move it in the kitchen for faster cleanup.
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Maximize the spaceIn many homes, the living area doubles as a sleeping space for guests. Consider investing in a compact sofa bed, so you save on space and still get that "maaliwalas" feel. Worried about storage? Storage ottomans are your best bets. They function as extra seating while providing ample storage for magazines and other decorations.
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Yes, pillows and blankets belong in your living room!It might be difficult to maintain an all-white living area, especially if you have kids, but this can be your peg if you love pillows! Make your sofa extra comfy by adding pillows in different sizes and using pillow covers in varying textures, too. Throws or blankets may also come in handy when you want to take a quick nap!
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