Your love language plays an important role in the way you interact with the world. From the likes you have and what *vibes* you like, to the way you connect with others, even the way you design your physical space…it’s all about your personality, your heart and your way
When it comes to home design, the living room is one of the most attractive rooms in your home. Beyond your bedroom, your living room is an area that emphasizes intimacy, intimacy, conversation and connection. For this reason, it is usually deliberately planned.
Here are some tips on how to design your living room in your love language:
Quality Time: Arranging Furniture to Evoke Socializing
If your love language is quality time, then you (obviously!) love spending time with people. It’s not easy for you to eat lunch or drink coffee – and that’s on purpose. Especially if it’s in your home.
When guests drop by, you better think you’re ready for appetizers and endless brews (or tequila… whatever floats your boat).
As a Quality Time person, you love creating (and being in!) spaces that are designed with connection in mind. Socializing is important to you, which means your decor should be inviting, your space should be open enough to accommodate multiple guests, and your furniture should face inwards, giving the room an almost “circular” feel Feeling. This helps invite conversation and makes everyone feel included, which naturally adds more openness and comfort.
Official Action: Create hospitality options and “stations.”
If your love language is service, then you are someone who enjoys giving and doing things for others. It’s evident from the moment someone walks into your home with a shoe rack, a coat rack, or even the gesture of you exchanging their coat for a glass of water (or wine).
As a naturally helpful person, you work to make your living room (and indeed your entire home) welcoming and welcoming from the moment someone walks in.
Someone might see a coffee bar in your living room with hot/cold coffee from the host, mini mugs and a self serve cream and sugar. Or even a full sit-down meal, distributed thoughtfully and intentionally by you, of course.
At the end of the day, your living room is a place to entertain, and as someone who enjoys giving and doing for others, that feels natural and right.
Words of affirmation: identifying areas for in-depth dialogue
If your love language is words of affirmation, chances are there are motivational posters or quotes on the wall (or three, five, fifteen…), a journal or scrapbook (which encourages personal note-taking, of course) and other features. Words that complement their focus.
As a talkative person (read: someone who likes to have conversations and be honest about everything under the sun), you might also want to have a living room area for the situation
Hugs and deep conversations. While you’ll have plenty of room to entertain multiple guests, most of the time you’ll be having small group or even one-on-one conversations, and two chairs facing each other are probably the best way to fill your glasses.
Physical Touch: Invest in Comfortable and Inviting Furniture
As a physical person, you relish every opportunity to get up close and personal with people in your area. To you, this usually looks more like a large sofa than a single arm
Chairs (so you can snuggle up with your loved ones, of course) or oversized blankets to cover multiple people instead of individual, smaller ones.
Your living room—unlike others that may have more formal furniture or give the room an “elegant” feel—is all about calm, comfort, and maybe a little clutter. You prefer to have all your furniture enclosed rather than open spaces, and you value soft tones, warm colors and dim lighting.
Gifts: Display your favorite items as part of the decor
As a gift lover (whether you’re the recipient or the giver), your living room is where you can highlight that special item that someone else gifted just for you. When designing, consider how your decor can tell a story. From a bulletin board displaying your child’s artwork or awards to a shelf/china cabinet displaying beautiful figurines or eyeglasses, you can furnish your room to celebrate special moments, mementos and people.
As a gift giver, you may also want to have something small for your guests to take home or enjoy, such as a bowl of chocolates or mints. Anything that makes your small space feel less like a house and more like home (to you and everyone who walks in).