With technology having a presence in almost every part of our lives, there has recently been an increase in eliminating technology from rooms in our homes. Living rooms in particular are becoming “techless” and pose as the perfect room to get the digital detox that your family needs. Here are some of Avery Lane’s tips to transform your living room into a techless oasis!
Nix The Technology
As hard as it may sound, every form of technology (well, besides lighting and AC) has got to go! No television, phones, or tablets are allowed in this room. To help encourage this, center the room around a fireplace (in lieu of the TV) and ask your family members to leave their phones in another room. If you design your living room with this in mind, it is still possible for your house to look smart without all that technology! Many people find that a room free of gadgets is very relaxing at the end of the day.
Arrange All Seating To Face Inward
You probably stare at a screen for the majority of the day, so use this room as a chance to escape that. Arrange all the chairs and sofas in the room to face each other. This seating arrangement will encourage talking, sitting, reading and entertaining. Use a techless living room as a chance to reconnect with each other face to face! It truly is an amazing feeling.
Be Wary Of Color
Take caution when adding numerous colors to your techless living room. Try to stick to a neutral color palette and use relaxing, soft colors. My favorite colors to use are whites and creams, blues, and browns/greys. Nothing says relaxing like a cool, calm place to read a book and sip some champagne!
If you are interested in transforming your living room to be techless, visit us today at Avery Lane in Scottsdale, Arizona, and we’ll help you pick out just the pieces you need!