The lounge is one of the most important rooms in a house that needs to be maintained regularly. It’s the room that gets the most people in at the same time and is also often the room where the whole family spends some time together. It is also the place where you are very likely to bring guests. In many house plans the building is structured in a way that visitors get a look at the lounge even if that’s not where they are headed.
With all this being the case you would naturally want to set up your lounge to look as nice as possible. However, you may not want to go overboard with it. What should you focus on if you want to keep your lounge as simple as possible yet pleasant to look at and enjoyable to sit in? We’re here to answer that question. In this post we will list the essentials every lounge needs and go over the reasons why.
Couches Or Sofas
Obviously you, your family, or your guests aren’t expected to just stand around gossiping. Each lounge needs proper seating, and the traditional approach to this has always been a set of comfy couches or sofas. Chairs don’t fit in and stools would just look out of place. You want to be able to sink in, cross your legs, rest against the back and laugh the afternoon away while watching football on the TV. Speaking of which…
Another must for a lounge. A lounge without a sweet TV on one side just looks weird now. As this is the place where family, friends, and guests typically congregate they would need something to look at and talk about. Even if it’s more of a session where everybody talks with each other, having a TV on in the background greatly enhances the mood around the whole room. And you can’t have movie nights without a TV so go out there and get yourself one. Remember to pick a size that goes well with the size of your lounge and you should be set.
And by table we don’t of course mean a dinner table like those you keep in your dining rooms. Those would look so weird in a lounge. Just imagine raising your head from the couch just to be able to see the TV or each other over the table. A nice low coffee table does wonders for the look of a lounge. It helps fill up the empty space between the sofas and provides people with a place to set down their coffee mugs or newspapers. Furthermore, it acts like a centerpiece where some decoration goes a long way in enhancing your lounge. Maybe a nice vase or a model of something. After all, a TV can’t be a centerpiece if it’s on one side of the room and against a wall.
Some might not agree with this but we believe a rug goes a very long way in making your lounge look cozy and welcoming. For modern, sleek lounges a small rectangular gray rug under the table and just reaching the legs of the sofas looks great. For more colorful living rooms with good old-fashioned fireplaces and wallpapered walls a circular rug with patterns on it or a plain red coloring does wonders. Try to contrast properly and the results will completely transform how your lounge looks.
A Wall Clock
Time is money in today’s world, and being able to look at that time is key to getting rich. With our species being the only one on the planet that sets so much store by time and deadlines and whatnot, it is essential to be able to know the time at a minute’s glance. Fortunately, wall clocks are cheap and come in all kinds of different shapes and sizes. And having one in your lounge is almost necessary. They enhance the look of the room and are dead useful. Besides, who wants a lounge where your guest can’t glance at the clock, jump out of their seat in alarm and exclaim loudly, “Good heavens would you look at the time!” Also, clocks help you not be late for work while eating cereal in the morning.
A Decoration Piece
With all the previously listed pieces having been explained, let’s turn to the last piece of the puzzle. Is a decoration piece essential to a lounge? Nope. Is it essential to a “beautifully decorated” lounge? Oh yes, yes it is. The theme of this post has kept your lounge as a simple room that is also pleasant and fulfills the basic needs of your visitors. This last item, a decoration piece, completes the room and concludes the list.
There can be any number of things that can be used as a decoration piece in your lounge. Maybe you would like an intricately assembled model of a ship on your shelf. Perhaps you fancy an abstract painting hanging on the wall behind the largest couch. Or maybe, you put down a pretty little potted plant in the center of your table. The choices are many and the variety almost limitless. It’s your personal taste that defines the conclusion of your living room’s final touches.
And with the list concluded you are now ready to set up your lounge like you always wanted; plain, simple, yet beautiful and carefully put together. Add some personal touches and another item or two which you think would fit and viola, you’ve got a lounge that sets itself apart. Liked the list? We’ve got plenty more. We’d suggest What Are The Essentials You Need For Any Garage and The Only Things You Need For A Memorable Picnic as great reads, though of course there are plenty others.