How to Upgrade Your Living Room for Binge-Watching Bliss
Winter can be a tough season. The days are shorter and the temperatures are colder, which means you probably want to stay inside more. There is, however, one massive benefit to being indoors for extended periods of time, and that is binge-watching. (It’s truly remarkable how many TV episodes you can go through in one sitting, if you really put your mind to it.)
The key to successful binge-watching is creating a space that’s both comfortable and stocked with the essentials. Here’s how it’s done.
A Great Seating Setup
You’re going to need plenty of seating–and not just any seating. To truly achieve movie-watching magic, you’ll need an arrangement that allows you to switch between sitting up and lounging. This probably means a couch as well as recliner chairs. For occasional extra seating, bean bag chairs are ideal for scattering around the room and storing later.
Keep It Comfy
Now that you’ve solved the seating (the hardest part, really), it’s time to make your home theater super comfortable. Fill your space with tons of throw pillows and blankets. When it comes to blankets, more is always more. Nothing ruins a good reality TV marathon like being unable to reach an optimal and comfortable body temperature.
Snacks on Snacks on Snacks
When you want to finish a whole season in one sitting, you should have provisions close by. Great news: There’s no law against putting a pantry or cabinet in your living room (though not advisable if your particular show is a gory mess). Get one and stock it with your favorite snacks. If you’re a popcorn person (and aren’t we all?), a popcorn maker is a great on-theme piece.
Don’t Forget Drinks
For beverages (and snacks that need to be kept cool), a mini fridge is a solid move. Fill it with your favorite drinks, and you’ll never need to hit “pause” because of thirst again—though sipping a lot will create an alternate need to take a break.
A smart assistant allows you to control the things around you without lifting a finger. Use it to control your smart lights and TV. Now that’s luxury.