Friday, October 7, 2011

Pleasure Eating in the Living Room without Damaging Furniture

The living room is not confined to receiving our guests.  When we let them in, we also serve food for them.  When the family gathers, we also have our snacks while watching TV or having a chat.  Therefore, furniture in the living room must also serve this purpose.  Nevertheless, there is the danger that it can be damaged.  So what is the best thing to do?

To avoid damaging your living room furniture, necessary precautions must be taken into consideration.

Have a coffee table.  Serving food is much easier with its presence.  You can have the food placed on a tray and put it on top of the coffee table.  Guests or family members will not put their glasses or cups on the floor nor will they hold on to it.  Make it a point to have coasters for glasses and saucers for cups when serving.  This will eliminate the moisture from the glass and cups to leave marks on the furniture.

Have an area rug underneath the coffee table.  The area rug will free your sofa and other furniture from getting blemishes caused by food and drinks.   

Protect your sofa by having a slipcover.  You can buy this from online furniture shops and stores.  A slipcover will protect your sofa from drips and leaks caused by toddlers and even pets.  They can be bought as a whole or individually so you can have one for each cushion or for the whole sofa.  Choose colors that blend well with your other furniture, as they are available in various colors.  They are also good in safeguarding the materials of your sofa from damage caused by weight and temperature.  Maintenance is easy as it can be hand washed or machine-washed.  You can choose from various materials such as polyester, cotton, vinyl and synthetics.  They are also very cheap.  

It may be that your living room is welcoming and comfortable.  Nevertheless, this does not mean that you will not have to think of protecting your furniture from damaged caused by foods and drink.  Eating in the living room can still be a pleasure without damaging your furniture if you carefully plan it.   This also saves you from worrying from cleaning and maintaining the look of your living room furniture.

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