Modern living room is characterized with having more space, modern furniture and lights that are more natural. The reason is for the family to have a more comfortable and relaxing area where they can bond and at the same time enjoy some snacks. Visitors are likewise served food and drinks in this area of the home.
Nevertheless, the living room becomes a mess at times brought about by food crumbs and spills from drinks. The floor may be easy to clean, but with the furniture – there is the tendency that it may be tarnished or damaged.
The spills can stain the material of the sofa or can leave marks on the coffee table. Bits of food fall between the cushions, which can invite pests. This is more likely to happen if there are children. In addition, even adults can commit these “crimes”.
You do not want to spoil the fun eating in your living room yet you also do not want your furniture to be ruined. Therefore, to help you attend to this matter, I have listed a few tips to address this matter.
A coffee table. With this piece of furniture, glasses, cups and serving plates have a common area where they can be placed. This will also prevent people to hold on to their glasses or cups, which usually lead to spills. Make use of coasters or saucers for glasses and cups.
An area rug. With an area rug under your coffee table, roaming around in the living room while eating can be prevented. Make this area be reserved for eating. Having various area rugs of varying colors and sizes will help you make the living room more organized. The colors will serve as guide where such activities like eating, playing, talking, etc. can be made.
A slipcover. Put slipcovers on your sofas so spills will not directly stain the sofa material. The slipcover will take it, thus safeguarding the sofa. Moreover, slipcovers will protect your furniture from your pets.
You can choose to have a single or a whole piece of slipcover. The number of sofas that you have will determine the number of slipcovers you will need. Matching them with your furniture will not be a problem since they are available in varying colors. They can also protect the materials of your sofa from weighty people and the temperature, which usually cause their deterioration.
Cleaning slipcovers is similarly easy as they can be washed in your washing machine. You can choose from the different materials used for slipcovers – cloth, vinyl, cotton, polyester, and synthetic vinyl and they are very affordable.
Watching TV, talking and playing is more fun with some snacks. The living roo is the area where these actions take place. With these activities being done in this room, it will be a shame to curtail members of the family to enjoy the companionship of one another just because you do not want your furniture to be tarnished. Hence, you need to take a few steps to take care of your furniture without spoiling the fun.
Engaging the family in taking care of the furniture will equally help. Observing these steps will make each one to be aware of the fun of eating and drinking and at the same time relaxing and be entertained. Anyone from the family can have their guests without fear of destroying the furniture.
As the homeowner, you will also be alleviated from worries of your furniture being tarnished or damaged.