Comfortable Country Living Room Ideas - Living rooms cater to many needs. They are for relaxing and socializing, listening to audio and entertainment. They may also be used for eating and drinking, watching TV and playing. Modern living room design tries to cater for the entire array of activities and making the most of the area we've often become a top priority when considering decorating and furnishing the room. The trend in contemporary living rooms is a more open design - you have to look carefully at the quality of natural lighting within the room and the way to supplement it with additional light sources. Wooden furniture with a natural end is a good choice as it tends to give a light and airy aspect to the furnishings, in addition to giving some much-needed warmth and personality.
For instance, you may need space for a couch, TV and audio, lighting and a coffee table and sideboard. You may want space for toys and books, DVD and CD storage and your hi-fi speakers. What you could actually fit into your room will depend on the size and shape of the room you've got. You may need to be ruthless in your decisions - it's very important to obtain a balance between the areas consumed with furniture and open areas you use for access to this room.
After a hard day at work, you often can't conquer throwing open the door and falling in front of the TV to catch up on your favourite programmes. Or perhaps you like to listen to songs or even just flop around and do nothing. No matter your selection, you need a comfortable sofa as a key foundation in your design. Be careful with the size and shape - if it's too large it is going to simply occupy too much space and dominate the room, and if it's too small you may not be able to fit as many people on it as you would like to.
Open spaces do draw clutter. The more space we have the longer we try and fill it, often with things that might easily be tidied away if just some storage was planned for them. Built-in cupboards are a solution here but if your room doesn't match this fashion, then think carefully about some other options. Solid oak sideboards or oak cupboards work very well. A natural wood finish can help to keep the living room look spacious and open, and their solid structure will resist many knocks.
Solid walnut and really solid pine can be easily cared for - minor scratches and marks are easily sanded off and a light application of wax or oil can bring out the natural heat and give the furniture a very mellow appeal. Cupboard space like this will give you plenty of room to tidy away toys, DVDs, and publications. A good-sized solid walnut coffee table is another desirable item and one which may be considered as an investment in addition to a practical piece of furniture. One with built-in shelving beneath provides more storage options, or possibly a nested set of tables so you've got the flexibility of producing greater surface area when you are entertaining friends and family.