Choosing Living Room Furniture

Nicole Ann Pore
5 Min Read
  1. Start With A Vision

When you want to buy living room furniture, planning is the best way to start. The first thing that you should do, before you even start to purchase furniture, no matter how much you like them, is to consider how you want to utilize the room and what will actually fit in it to maximize the space.

Do you want a room where you will unwind and spend time with the family? Or maybe you would like to turn the space into a formal room where you entertain guests?

As you decide what you want the room to be, you can start to measure the space, and deciding what kind of layout will work best.

  1. Consider The Floor Plan

Now you are ready to start deciding the amount and kind of furniture you want in the living room. It is a good idea to sketch a floor plan. By doing so, you can play around with different layouts and various pieces of furniture to help you determine what will be best for you.

Another thing that you can do is mark spaces on your floor where the new furniture will go. You can do this with painter’s or masking tape. Alternatively, you can use newspaper cut in the proper dimensions to represent new furniture.

No matter which way you want to go, it is a good idea to have at least three free between each piece of furniture so the space doesn’t look too cluttered.

By creating a plan and mapping out your living room, it will give you the opportunity to visualize the room and then make good decisions about how you want to fill the space.

  1. Begin With Basics

It’s a good idea to start with the basic living room furnishings, such as a sofa. After that, you can build on and add other pieces such as coffee tables, an armchair, side tables, and even a media unit.

The reason for doing this is that where you place your sofa can impact the entire layout of the room. Do you want matching sofas facing each other or will you opt for a corner sofa? Depending on what you choose, your living room will be styled differently and different pieces of furniture will complement various types of sofas.

  1. Coordinate

As you design your living room, each element should work together and create the style you desire. You can do this by choosing furniture pieces that are complementary to each other in terms of color and style.

If you want a contemporary look, choose furniture with sleek design elements and clean lines. You may choose metal and glass with black and neutral tones, along with some of the current industrial trends.

However, if you are looking for a traditional living room, they are more elegant and formal in their style. You will find classical designs, intricate details, and a color palette that is rich and natural.

While shopping for furniture, look for the design elements that fit the look you are going for. By doing so, you will ensure that the pieces you purchase are consistent with the style you desire. Read these CB2 reviews.

If you are looking to make this easier, look for a range that you like. Then, you can buy several different items within it. By doing so, this can make your shopping much less stressful and you will have consistency. Alternatively, if you want to choose individual pieces, you may choose pieces made from the same material which can also tie together the pieces in the room.


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For Nicole Ann Pore, as cliche as it sounds, there is no place like home. She believes that is not only a responsibility but also a privilege to create and take care of a house where home is built. Nicole writes on topics that reveal the essence of a nice home, as well as home care and improvement tips. She is a daytime writer for Wincrest Bespoke, one of New South Wales’ most experienced home residential builders. | Nicole graduated Cum Laude from De La Salle University Manila, Philippines with a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Arts.