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    The living room – or ‘lounge room’ – needs to be a beautiful space in your home.

    It is the place where you can entertain your guests. The place where you go to relax. The place where a family can spend time with one another, or enjoy a TV show or movie.

    Our list of living room must-haves can help you create the perfect space for your family. Add your own touches to create a true sanctuary that reflects your personality!

    Plant life

    Adding a touch of green to your home is one of the most important living room must-haves. Plants look clean and crisp, and most importantly add ‘life’ to your room. Most plants will suit any décor or style, just be wary to choose one that can thrive in an indoor environment.

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    READ MORE: INDOOR PLANTS FOR YOUR HOME (THAT YOU WILL NOT IMMEDIATELY KILL)

     

    A comfy rug

    A soft, luxurious rug that feels good underfoot can add an instant warmth and comfort to your living room. If you have floorboards, it can soften the look and make your space appear less harsh. When it comes to choosing a colour, keep in mind the amount of traffic you expect it to handle.

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    Plenty of lighting

    Many people do not appreciate the difference a well-lit room can make. Try adding some floor lamps, or invest in some side-tables and have lights next to your lounge suite. Growing in popularity are exposed bulbs, which can also provide more light for your room.

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    Something meaningful

    Something personal is another very important item for our living room must-haves. To make it feel homely and welcoming, you will need something uniquely you. Family photos are a great example, or even a piece of homemade art. Gather a bunch of your little knickknacks and put them on display all together – the possibilities are endless!

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    Plenty of storage

    Do you have a lot of DVDs? How about consoles for your TV? Make sure you choose a piece of furniture that can hide away some of the mess, to keep your living room looking clean and neat.

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    A coffee table

    Although a relatively minor piece, a coffee table can bring your entire room together. Its central location to the couches makes it a focal point, and it can be used for extra storage when chosen wisely.

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    Window coverings

    Window coverings can help make your living room feel complete. With a wide range of choices, you can almost instantly change the entire look and feel of your room, with just a few curtains, shutters or blinds.

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    READ MORE: WINDOW COVERINGs THAT COMPLETE YOUR HOME

     

    Comfy pillows and a throw

    Nothing says comfort like a beautiful throw and big, plump cushions. Your family and guests will thank you for the cosy and luxurious space you have created for them, with just a couple of pillows and a blanket.

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