The average American spends 8.5 hours per day in front of a screen. So much time, in fact, that the American Optometric Association has recently coined Computer Vision Syndrome (CVS), a new term to group all of the negative side effects of staring at a screen all day.
It’s common these days to use a computer all day for work, career growth, learning and entertainment. So, instead planting yet another screen in your living room, why not have a little fun with the space?
If you’re interested in stepping outside the box with your living room, check out these 5 fun ideas:
Sitting down to watch a sitcom isn’t half as fun a dance party (amiright?). Turn your living room into a boogie room, complete with a disco ball, surround sound and fun lighting. Instead of watching TV after you dine, you can have a dance off.
With the influx of technology these days, it’s comforting to take shelter with a good ol’ game of Monopoly. But don’t stop there! Set up some darts, invest in a pinball machine, maybe some skee ball. Consider this your in-home arcade. Pro Tip: Make the floor a permanent Twister board.
If you’re a music fan, consider having a room in your house dedicating to listening to albums and playing instruments. Have the stereo be your centerpiece with instruments also available for making music, learning and just messing around. Tip: Leave an open space for an impromptu dance party during a listening session.
Sell that 50” plasma and buy a bar cart. Bar essentials can seem like a hefty expense, but when they’re the centerpiece of the room, it’s justified. Invest in some classy decanters and some of your favorite adult beverages.
Before you know it, your house will be the meeting spot for your friends and family! As for furnishings, some high-top tables and chairs should do the trick.
There’s nothing like curling up on the couch with a good book and a blanket. Next to your favorite books and magazines, this room needs a wide selection of pillows, blankets and duvet covers.