In many households, the living room is still considered a hub of relaxation. Whether you use it for watching movies, listening to music, catching up on reading or purely for relaxation, it’s one of the most important rooms in any home and should be decorated accordingly. Here’s a few ways to deck out your living room for maximum comfort.

  1. Home theatre

When most of us think of the living room, a television is often the first thing that comes to mind. From enormous curved-panel TVs to top-of-the-line Yamaha home theatre systems, a true film buff is really only limited by how much they’re willing to spend. Don’t worry about setting it all up if you aren’t technologically savvy — retailers like Todds Hi-Fi will offer installation with any purchase or package deal.

  1. Seating

Comfortable seating in the living room is a given. While couches are always popular, they are many different kinds of seating options to choose from. You could invest in a plush armchair or recliner if you prefer single seating. Perhaps space is a concern – not all living rooms are cavernous, in which case a futon may work better. There are hundreds of options available, depending on your needs.

  1. Storage

Storage in the living room often comes in the form of shelving, allowing you to display special items or photographs while keeping them off the ground and out of harm’s way. The same thing can be accomplished with a simple glass display cabinet. Bookshelves are also perfect for the living room, allowing you to store everything from novels to video games in a way that doesn’t look cluttered.

  1. Decor

Living room walls are ideal for injecting a little bit of personality into your most important entertaining area. For movie buffs, why not hang a few posters from your favorite films? For those who prefer a slightly more refined look, the living room provides lots of space for larger canvas artworks.

  1. Lighting

Lighting in the living room comes back to how you plan to use the space. Home theatre setups will be well served by a soft LED backlight on the television to help limit eye strain. If you’d prefer to relax with music and conversation in the evening, invest in some nice lamps for soft, ambient lighting. Bookworms should make sure they have ample lighting around any of their favorite reading chairs.

These are just a few of the ways you can deck out your living room. What are some of your living room must-have’s? Sound off in the comments below!

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