5 Ways to Stay Entertained in Your Living Room

Whether you are quarantined alone or with little feet running around, we have some great ideas for you to try out to keep everyone entertained, right from your living room and with items you already have in your home.


1. Make Scrapbooks

Whether you have old pictures laying around or want to document the here and now, scrapbooking is a great way to get creative and give your memories a special place to live. And you don’t need to have fancy scrapbooking materials! Check out this guide to making a scrapbook with household items. This project is just as calming as it is exciting because who doesn’t love looking back through old pictures? And if you don’t have any printed pictures to scrapbook with, check out online photo printing services and get the photos mailed right to your house.


If you are scrapbooking with kids, you may think that this project will be too messy, but it doesn’t have to be! Let them decorate the paper first with whatever you can find. We suggest crayons, stickers, glitter, watercolor paint or glitter glue- all super fun. Then once the page is done, teach them how to plaster the picture to the page. This way they can use their creativity to design the page, but you don’t have to worry about the picture getting ruined.


2. Re-Organize Your Furniture

There are hundreds of ways that your living room furniture can be arranged, but we bet that you have only tried a few. Why not change things up and give your home a fresh new look without spending any money? Depending on the floor plan of your home, you could even move furniture from one room to the other or mix and match the furniture from multiple rooms. This project could turn into a whole house transformation!


3.Practice Yoga

If you are having a hard time sleeping, are feeling overwhelmed or are having a hard time working out for any reason, yoga is a great option for you. There is a misconception that you need to be flexible but this guide to yoga for beginners is easy and relaxing for anyone wanting to break into this serene practice.


In a Pulte home, our floor plans allow you plenty of room to exercise, work, live and play all in your home.


4. Have a Movie Night

While movie theaters are closed, many platforms are releasing new movies for you and your family to watch together. Throwing your household a movie night can be fun and a great morale booster if staying inside is getting the best of you and your crew.


Fun tip: You can program your smart home technology to prepare your home for movie night. Using this home automation guide you can learn how to say “Alexa, set the mood to movie night” and your home will transition into a makeshift movie theater.


There are so many ways you can make your movie night a fun experience but some of our favorite ways include making a themed meal based on the movie, letting everyone wear their pajamas while watching and finish with a fun dessert (because who doesn’t love dessert?).


5. When All Else Fails, Break Out the Playing Cards

There are so many fun card games you can play solo, with your family, with your partner, on the coffee table or even on the couch. Check out this website for a list of different card games you can play when you are feeling bored or if you just need something to do.


If you are quarantined at home, there are plenty of things you can do right from your living room to stay entertained. Maybe being at home all the time has made you realize your current home doesn’t suit your needs. If that’s the case, check out our Pulte Homes communities near you.



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Published 7.18.20

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