If you’ve lived with a roommate that views the living room as an extension of their room, then you’ll most certainly identify with the picture below. You may feel it resonate with you on a profound level. We do as well. The photo depicts a living space wherein it appears a tornado blew through it. The opposite of a calm, and inviting space.
This is when you must have a frank discussion with your roommate about the living situation. Bonus points if their name is Frank. Anyway, they need to understand that everyone has separate bedrooms for a reason. Then, the living room is for everyone. It should be common sense, decency, and courtesy, but for some inexplicable reason, not everyone knows this.