Putting a living room together can be a difficult task; though furnishing seems simple, you can quite easily miss the mark. You can’t just randomly dot furniture about the space as this won’t give you the finish that you’re after. Instead, you must carefully select and position your furniture to give you the cosiest outcome. Your living room needs to be your comfort space and you won’t transform it into this in the absence of the right furniture. So, what furniture do you need to ensure is incorporated into your living room?
The first piece of furniture that people associate with a living room is a sofa. Once you select your sofa, everything else will slot into place with much more ease. This being said, selecting your sofa will be the most difficult task when setting up your living room. The endless selection of materials, colours, and shapes means that you’re essentially looking for a needle in a haystack. If this wasn’t enough, your sofa will be the centerpiece of your living room so you don’t want to rush into a decision that you may regret later on.
Depending on the size and desired layout of your living room, you may opt for a leather recliner corner sofa, a dainty woolen loveseat, or a suave fabric L-shaped sofa. The possibilities are limitless which is simultaneously a blessing and a curse when it comes to furnishing your living room.
After a sofa, your next port of call will most likely be a coffee table. Coffee tables are essential for placing food and drink items when you’re kicking back in front of the TV, promising convenience and enabling comfort. Like sofas, coffee tables come in a variety of materials and colors, making it difficult to narrow down which one is right for you. Despite this, there are methods that you can use to filter out the ones that wouldn’t work for your space.
For example, if the legs of your sofa are visible, you might match the coffee table to the wood of the legs. Similarly, if you have wooden skirting boards, banisters, or window frames, you could use the shade of these as the inspiration for your coffee table. Linking to tiny details such as these will effectively tie your room together and make it feel complete.
The living room is typically the space where you’ll lounge in front of the TV, but you’ll need somewhere to position this and other electricals. Therefore, a media stand is essential for organizational and presentational purposes. Most retailers will stock your coffee table’s matching media center so that you don’t have to go hunting for a piece that complements the rest of your furniture.
Though the aesthetics of such a piece is important, the most essential quality that you’ll be looking for is strength. If your media center will need to bear the weight of a TV, a stereo, speakers, consoles, etc., it’ll need to be capable of withstanding such. These items are extremely valuable, so you want a furniture piece that will properly protect them.
Side tables are imperative for both convenience and decorative purposes. Side tables can hold lamps, picture frames, candles, or even act as a home for the remote controls or Wi-Fi box. If you think that you don’t have use for a side table, you’ll certainly find one as the possibilities of what you can do with them are endless. Much like media stands, most furniture retailers will stock matching side tables, removing the difficulty of finding a suitable style.