Having a television set in the living room is a thing of the past now because of the advent of mobile devices. Instead of flopping down your sofa and turning on your TV, you can watch your favourite TV shows on your mobile phone. What’s great about this is you can watch your favourite TV show while your partner watches their favourite TV show, so there’s no need to wrangle over who gets control of the remote control. If this lifestyle works for you, then it’s time to convert your living room into a fabulous lounge room. This article will show you some fantastic lounge room ideas that will look great in your home.
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Turn your lounge room into a recreational area
We can never underscore the importance of spending quality time with your family, and most families have a family room or a recreational room for this purpose. If you have limited space in your home, your living room can double as a family room or recreational room. Here are some lounge room ideas to help you transform your living room into a cosy family room or rec room.
A projector screen is a nice TV substitute
Television sets are often overpriced, and they’re not worth investing in if you rarely watch TV. However, it’s still nice to have something to watch movies on if you want to spend quality time with your family, which makes a projector screen an excellent alternative.
What’s great about a projector screen is it requires minimal space, making it ideal for small living rooms. Projector screens are also easy to hide when not in use, so all you need to do is have a decorative wall behind them so you don’t end up with a plain wall when your projector screen is rolled up.
If you have a spacious living room, you can get a big projector screen so your family will have a better viewing experience. A large projector screen is also excellent for holding movie nights with friends.
State of the art sound system
If you want to have a complete cinema experience in your living room, installing an excellent sound system is necessary. It’s even better if you can get your hands on a surround sound system because it can make you feel like you are inside a cinema instead of your living room.
What’s critical about surround sound systems is strategically placing the different components around your lounge area to give you the best audio experience. You can work with a home design expert so you can set up your surround sound system without affecting the overall design of your lounge.
Soundproof your lounge room
A home design expert can also come up with some soundproofing innovations, so you can immerse yourself into the movie you are watching instead of listening to the traffic outside. An example is upgrading your windows into double-glazed windows with better soundproofing properties.
A soundproofed lounge also makes it ideal for spending quiet time with your family while reading a book or catching up.
Have a formal lounge with a few renovations
If your family loves entertaining guests, you need a formal lounge where you can receive visitors. Here are some simple lounge room ideas to help you ensure that your guests always feel welcome when they visit your home.
Use comfortable furniture pieces
Instead of a traditional sofa, the designers used cinema-quality couches. Comfort is a priority here. With a sofa like this in a living room with no TV, all you need to do is sit back and relax. Having comfortable furniture can also help guests feel at ease and make their visit more enjoyable.
There are also modular living room pieces you can purchase to ensure you have enough room for your guests. Depending on your needs, you can configure modular furniture to transform them into sofas, tables, or chairs. What’s excellent about modular furniture is that they are easy to store and take less space than conventional furniture.
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Build a sunroom
Although traditionally, sunrooms are house extensions, there’s no stopping you from converting your lounge room into a sunroom. Sunrooms are excellent for receiving guests because they are brighter, making them feel more welcoming.
When people mention a sunroom, you automatically picture a room with glass walls and ceiling, but this doesn’t always have to be the case. You can transform your lounge room into a sunroom by replacing your windows with large ones that let in more natural light, so picture windows are excellent replacements for this purpose.
A sunroom is also an excellent place to take your afternoon tea or for children to finish their homework because of the abundance of natural light. On top of these, it can help reduce your utility bills because you don’t need to use electrical lights during the day since the sunroom is bright enough for your needs.
Reach out to a professional designer via Superdraft to create the perfect sunroom for your home.
Add a home bar
A home bar is an excellent addition to your lounge room if you like socialising with friends or want to enjoy a nightcap now and then. With a mini bar in your lounge room, you can showcase your cocktail-mixing skills while catching up with friends.
What’s fantastic about this idea is that a home bar doesn’t take up too much space. You can have it in the corner of your lounge room or use it as a makeshift partition if your home has an open layout.
Timbre floors add warmth to this modern apartment
The timber flooring stands out from all the grey, white, and black elements in this room. It warms up the room.
One-wall white kitchen
This home comes in an open-plan format. One side is dedicated to the living room, one for the dining area, one foyer, and at the back is the kitchen. The designer fitted a wall of white cabinets. The surfaces are glossy to reflect light in the room. Countertops are long so there’s more workspace in this very small area. The splashback is black and ultra glossy, which is pretty modern as well.
The lighting designers used cinema-quality recessed lights in this apartment. The main source of light is diffused and is right above the couch. This minimises the shadows. There are three slim pendants light above the dining table to illuminate the area. And, of course, the large window invites enough sunshine in the morning.
Entry & hallway
We like the idea of using 3D wallpapers to make this hallway a little more exciting.
Simple home office
There’s a lot of work to do here, and the homeowner doesn’t want any distraction, that’s why the designer just set up a table and a small couch. The room is separated from everything else, so the owner can focus on working.
Bringing your dream lounge room to life
Renovating your home to have your dream lounge room is challenging, but Superdraft can make it easier for you. We can connect you with capable designers that can help bring your lounge room ideas to life and ensure that your new lounge room will serve your family’s needs.
Another benefit of working with a designer sourced from Superdraft is knowing that you will have a trendy lounge room design that won’t waste even an inch of space, so you end up with a functional lounge room that can make your home more liveable.
What’s even better is you can get a free quote from Superdraft so you have a better idea of how much it will cost to design your lounge room. If you want to see what your lounge room ideas look like or other renovation ideas in mind, get in touch with us, and our Superdraft home design experts will help you design the home that your family needs.