Sometimes I think living rooms are going the way of the dinosaurs. More and more folks buying and building homes are opting for more open spaces and less formality. And that’s good. But, having a formal living room is a real blessing! If you have one don’t let it collect dust… use it! Why not spend lots of time in the prettiest room in your home? Here are 5 ways to better use your living room.
If you like to read, then why not cozy up in your living room and read a good book. It’s probably quiet and I bet there is a nice sofa that doesn’t have a lot of wear! Why not relax and read in a beautiful room!
I am a big magazine reader and I love bringing tall stacks of magazines into the living room with an ice tea or a cup of coffee. It’s so much fun to sit in a room that is filled with nice furniture and read!
Family gatherings at StoneGable usually involve games of one sort or another. Croquet, Bocci, Football and indoor games too like Hide The Quarter and cards! We are big card players (me, not so much) and games can go on for hours! Another game I’m addicted to is Mexican Train Dominos! Now that is a fun game!
Playing in the living room is fun too! After a meal, it’s nice to get out of the kitchen and breakfast nook and move to the living room for the game of choice!
Family games are fun and bonding and memory building, why not play games in the living room!
Do you love music? Use your living room as a music room. We had our piano in the living room for years until a few years ago I discovered that I would never play the piano well. But it was fun when we had company who did!
It’s also so nice to listen to music relaxing in a room away from the tv!
APPETIZER OR DESSERT STATION
When people come to StoneGable for dinner or an event they usually gravitate to my kitchen. Lately, I’ve been serving appetizers or desserts in the living room. I use the Curlacue chest to set up all the food and dishes, etc and let my company serve themselves. This usually keeps them in the living room! And I love using this space!
SPECIAL OCCASION DINNERS
Formal living rooms were made for a romantic dinner for two! Use the coffee table to set a pretty table and throw the pillows on the floor and use them to sit on. Turn on some great music and dine in style!
The living room is also a lovely place to gather your girlfriends and serve high tea!
Living rooms are just that LIVING rooms. We should use them like every other room in our homes! So next time you read or listen to music, or play a family game or entertain family and friends do it in your beautifully appointed living room!
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