Fun fact: the term ‘living room’ has been around since the 19th century, but was not prevalently used until the 20th century after World War I. Prior to being called the ‘living room’ it was actually referred to as the ‘death room’. The reason for this was because at the time, during the war, people were dying left and right from Influenza. The ‘death room’, or the main area of the home (typically located near the front of the house) is where the body would be kept during mourning time until burial. At the end of the war, the influenza death rates went down significantly, and the room was then referred to as the ‘living room’, since it was the space where most social and common activities took place.
Well, there you have it. You are one piece of information smarter. You’re welcome.
Since the living room is the most commonly used room in the home, the focus on design is often highly important. People with set budgets will often choose to renovate this room and put other rooms on hold, specifically because it is the room where the family spends the most time. What about you? Is your living room your pride and joy, or could it use a little transformation?
If you are ready to renovate your living room and give it a total makeover, faux wall paneling is the way to do it. There are so many different things that can be done with faux wall paneling:
- Accent Wall. Accent walls are amazing for delineating space (especially in an open floor plan home) as well as showcasing something on the wall such as a piece of art. Faux brick paneling is an excellent choice for this.
- Who doesn’t love the look of a gorgeous stone fireplace? With faux stone paneling, you can run them from the floor to the ceiling, creating a cascading stone fireplace that looks and feels completely authentic. The panels are fire rated, so no need to be concerned about whether or not they will be safe near the flames.
- Wood Accents. The rustic, reclaimed wood look is totally in. However, despite it being ‘reclaimed’, the wood can actually be pretty pricy. Use faux wood paneling instead to ad the same amazing look.