How to Make the Living Room More Functional

As we are spending more time working from home, you may find that your living room has now assumed a wide variety of functions, from home office to playroom to relaxation space. Check out some tips on how to make your living room space more functional.


Making the Most of Your Current Space

Attempting to relax and unwind in the same exact spot that you’ve been working in all day is sure to keep stress levels high. While working from home, try to separate designated “work” areas in your living room from “relaxing” areas. For now, it might be time to shift your furniture around to create actual workspaces, rather than just opening up your laptop on the couch. This could mean moving a table into the corner that becomes your desk space, while rotating the sofa to cordon off a specific reading or television area. 

You may also want to consider redefining the “central” focal point of the room. Many living rooms are arranged around a centralized focal point – a television, fireplace, or large sofa. For the sake of the many functions your living room has taken on, reconsider the need for that centralized focus. Rearranging seating areas can create multiple smaller focal points, effectively turning one living room into many smaller “rooms,” each with their own focal point.


Redesigning Your Living Room for Functionality



Are you realizing that your kids are using the living room for more play space? You may want to consider a more forgiving flooring option than your current hardwood or tile. Installing carpet in your living room can make it a more kid-friendly space.

Is spending more time in your living room resulting in more spills on the floor? Consider installing water-resistant laminate or vinyl flooring to make clean-up a breeze.

To see the Family Friendly carpet collections we carry, click here.

Window Treatments

Tired of constantly getting up to adjust the blinds as the glare of sunlight shifts throughout the day? If you’re spending more time working in your living room, consider installing automated window treatments. These smart blinds can be controlled via a remote or even an app on your smartphone, making it easy for you to adjust the lighting no matter where you are in the living room. 

Hunter Douglas PowerView Motorization


Area Rugs

Area rugs can help create defined spaces within your living room. Divide your work zone from your relaxation space, or build a designated play area for your kids’ toys. 

Oslo Shag Area Rug in Denim Blue

To see the other area rugs we carry, click here.

Ready to make the most out of your living room? Begin rearranging your space and contact us to learn how Avalon Flooring can help you make your living room multifunctional!

At Avalon Flooring, we want to make sure you’re happy from your first step in our showroom to your first step on your new flooring—and as your partner in home design, we’ll be there every step along the way. Consider us your “One-Stop Shopping” destination for all things flooring…(and window treatments)!

Our design consultants are equipped with the knowledge to guide you through the wide selection of products we offer, and our expert installation team is professionally trained to make sure everything gets installed the way you envision. We know your home is an expression of your sense of style, and we’re here to make sure you’ll be proud of it for years to come.

If you have any questions, please email us.