modern Scandinavian living room

If there is one thing that we love to achieve in our homes, it is the balance between being practical and comfortable.

The one place that we need this the most is our living rooms.

Here is a quick guide to help you try and find the balance that you need in the busiest room in your house.

How To Make Your Living Areas Comfortable and Practical

Stylish storage

There is a lot that goes on in our living rooms and we need to ensure that we can access or pack away stuff at the drop of a hat. This means that we need to ensure that the storage is capable of meeting our demands but it still has to look good.

A modern sideboard from Tylko can help to hide a lot of the things that you use every day but they don’t have a place in your kitchen or garage.

Storage can come in many different forms so it is worth your while shopping around to see what will fit your room and your lifestyle.

Comfy couches

At the end of the day, when you need to sit and relax, you cannot do this on an uncomfortable couch.

Sure, there is always the risk that your couch will fall asleep there if it is too comfortable but this is not the worst thing in the world. We would take a comfy place for the family to curl up together over something that is pretty (and pretty difficult to sit on).

The great thing about modern couches is that a lot of them are built with hidden storage.

From footstools that can hold toys to entire bases opening up, there are a lot of options to choose from.

Mirror mirror

If there is one trick that you need to know about making a room look bigger and brighter, it is the use of mirrors.

Mirrors can reflect the light around the room and give the impression that it is bigger than it really is. If your living room is a little bit too cozy, this can help to open things up without needing to knock down a wall.

A lot of people are going as far as changing their furniture to mirrored glass to maximize the look of space. If you don’t want to go this far, changing the photo frames to silver or glass can help to bounce some light around the room.

Hidden tech

Let’s be honest with ourselves, our homes have a lot of technology. From the smart TV to the laptops that we need for work, there is a lot going on.

However, we don’t need to have this all out on display. When it comes to your TV, you might have the option of using it as a fireplace or as art if there is a screensaver option. Otherwise, cabinets that can conceal the technology is a great idea.

Not only does it reduce the amount of clutter in the room, but it will also make it harder for potential thieves to steal your property.