Sunday - Dec 17, 2017

Choosing Living Room Furniture: Get It Right First Time


When it comes to living room furniture, there are so many options available to you that it should be relatively easy to create a space that matches your tastes perfectly, no matter how unique they are. It’s time to take a look at some of the main factors to consider when furnishing a living room or lounge area.

1) CLASSIC OR CONTEMPORARY?:

It’s a good idea to decide whether you’re looking for classic and timeless furniture or something more modern. Some traditional pieces work well alongside more modern products, but you do need to choose wisely to ensure that the overall feel isn’t one of incoherence. The nature of the building itself may help you to decide. Traditional furniture tends to look better in older homes, whilst modern, more contemporary pieces tend to look convincing in more futuristic settings. Some people have found ways to contrast classic and contemporary pieces to striking effect.

2) SPACE:

You need to ensure that your pieces aren’t too big or too small for your lounge. For instance, if your furniture is too big, you may be faced with problems with access, with items that are too big or small also leading to an incoherent feel. Chances are that you’ll be entertaining guests regularly and trying to unwind in your lounge every day, so it’s important that your lounge looks as welcoming as possible. Planning the layout of your living room is called “staging”. Staging enables you to shop for furniture confidently as it tells you exactly what pieces will be a good fit for your space.

3) COLOURS:

Most people choose no more than two or three colours when deciding upon a colour scheme. Any more than this can seem off-putting. Your furniture should be a good match for your interior and any existing furniture you already have. If you require information about deciding upon a colour schemes or choosing furniture, it’s never a bad idea to speak to an interior design professional with years of experience behind them.

4) PETS AND CHILDREN:

People with pets and children usually need to be careful when shopping for furniture. This means that they need to make an extra effort to find strong, stain-resistant, sturdy furniture that can stand up to the antics of cats, dogs and kids.

5) COMFORT:

Furniture needs to comfortable as well as visually-appealing. The better the quality of materials is, the more comfortable the furniture is likely to be. It can be worth spending more in the long run in order to obtain items that won’t need replacing after a few months.

6) FUNCTIONALITY:

Once you’ve bought sofas and chairs, what else will you need? Do you require a coffee table? Maybe you need a bookshelf or somewhere to store glassware, ornament or other items? Perhaps you require tables for lamps? It’s wise to make a list of everything you want from your living room before you head out to purchase multiple items.