Create a ‘leisure time’ priority list, and change your home to accommodate it
It’s time to be honest with yourself. What do you really enjoy doing the most at home? What’s the one thing that you spend the majority of your time on, or that you value above all other pastimes? It’s important to be realistic, otherwise you’ll end up with a home you like the idea of, but don’t actually get any use out of.
For those who love nothing more than to kick back and chill in front of the TV, your living room has to be all about the seating. Consider investing in a quality riser recliner chair like this Hudson Fabric Lift and Rise Armchair, for comfort as you’ve never known it before. If you’re more of a book worm than a TV fan, make books a feature of your living space with tasteful bookshelves in abundance and, of course, plenty of illuminating lamplight.
For those who spend most evenings relaxing with friends, you should make the absolute most of your entertainment space, instead of treating it as an afterthought. Consider transforming your kitchen into an open plan kitchen-diner if it isn’t already. Pay close attention to making the space feel as open and inviting as possible, and treat yourself to lots of lovely cookware, glasses and crockery to make those dinner parties extra special.