Five Usable Additions Every Living Room Needs

What does your living room look like? Do you have the comforts you need to relax, enjoy a book, or watch your favorite show? Is it a safe space for your kids to get up and play video games or learn to walk?

When it comes to a living room that is fun for the whole family you need space, for one thing, but there is more to it than that. You want your home to look like a place where all are welcome and anyone can feel at home. Here are some usable things to include in your living room that will help the whole family feel comfortable.

Throw Pillows

One great accent for any living room, and even for some bedrooms, is the throw pillow. Throw pillows give you a pillow for relaxing, propping yourself up on, or even for tossing on the floor for a nap or little butts. They also can add style and color to a room.

You can find throw pillows of all sizes and styles. You can even easily make your own, with or without a sewing machine. While you’re making them create a few for each of the people in your home (princesses for little girls, or even superheroes for both boys and girls, and something the man of the house will like too).

Throw Blankets

A nice throw blanket over the back of your couch or recliner (or both) gives you a little blanket for napping or just for keeping warm. You can use this to add an accent color to your room, pull a less dominant color from your carpet, or even get one that matches the curtains. This is another item you can buy or you can make it on your own (a great project to do with kids).

Table Lamps

You’re going to need some mood lighting, or at least some lighting to read by. That means investing in a table lamp or two. Pick something that goes well with your home and decor. You don’t want it to stand out (unless that’s your thing).

Coffee Tables

A central coffee table is a must in a living room, whilst smaller coffee tables near armchairs can be useful too. They provide somewhere for you and your guests to place your drinks, which helps to avoid the need to place your drinks on the floor where they can spill. This site,, has a beautiful range of coffee tables to choose from – they’re useful for placing table lamps on for when you need a little more light next to your chair, whilst they also provide the perfect space for a vase of flowers or a Christmas ornament when you’re decorating for spring or winter.

Remember, however, if you have young children, your coffee table needs to be made safe to ensure it isn’t going to hurt them. That begins with choosing a round table with no corners to bump into, or adding rubber stoppers to corners of existing tables. This will prevent injury with toddlers and kids running around and having fun.


Rugs are great for protecting carpets, hardwood floors, and even little knees. Your rugs can also add a little color to your rooms if it’s feeling somewhat drab. Plus, if you get tired of it, you can just roll it up and toss it into the closet.