After you choose the design you want to apply to your living room, paint the walls and choose the flooring type, you may feel confused about choosing the furniture and you may feel like you don’t know where to start from and that is exactly what I’m here for. In this article we will be talking about some helpful tips that will help you in choosing the most appropriate furniture pieces for your living room, so let’s begin.
The choice of your living room furniture should fit your needs and your daily life to feel more comfortable in your home. For example, if you usually receive a lot of guests like friends and family and your living room is your favorite place where you love spending your time together, then you need to provide your living room with enough seating places.
This point may make you reconsider some of your options, for example, you may replace the small couch with a bigger one that provides more seating places or you can add extra comfortable chairs instead.
That may lead us to think of another point which is the sleeping places, do you have enough sleeping places in your home or you may need to buy a bed couch in your living room? The answer of this question may affect your budget, because bed couches may cost you more than the regular ones, so if you have enough sleeping places in your home like guests rooms, it would be better to save your money for something else.
The seating places like the couch and the chairs are the most important part that you need to choose first, but they are not the only part. The TV unit is also important which is known as the fun part as well. The choice of the TV unit will depend entirely on the enough free space that you have in your living room. For example, if you have a small living room, then choosing a wall mounted TV unit is the best option you can go for.
We can’t deny that the coffee table is also an essential part of any living room design and we usually use it for more than one purpose. In this regard, you need to look for a practical coffee table design that provides you with extra options especially if you have small living room. For example, if you love reading magazines or books, you can look for a coffee table with extra storage places like drawers or shelves.
If your living room can’t even occupy a small coffee table, a couple of corner side tables would be the perfect alternative to go for and for sure you can add both if you enough free space. The main point we want to achieve from choosing the right furniture pieces is to keep the living room organized and to eliminate any clutter atmosphere.
If you have small living room, I think having the main pieces like the one I mentioned above would be more than enough, but if you have larger room and enough budget you can always go for extra pieces. You can add extra pieces like a reading corner, rocking chair, more side tables, bookcase or display unit.
After you determined the exact number of the pieces you want to buy for your living room, it will be the time to write a list of all these things, so you don’t forget any thing when you are shopping. The list should be arranged according to your priorities and that means the big pieces should come first, like I mentioned above. We should start with the couch, chairs, TV unit, and coffee table, then you can add any other pieces according to the enough free space you have and your budget.
Speaking of budget, you will need to take a look at your budget to determine which things you may need to buy first, delay or even exclude. It’s such a good idea to save extra money for any changes, it’s always better to be ready, right? I know these steps have nothing to do with designing or decoration, but they are all about organizing which is the main part of any successful design.
Last but not least, take the measurements of your living room to determine the place of each piece you will buy. Taking the measurements is very important and it may help you to avoid a lot of serious future problem. It will also give you enough time to search for more suitable alternatives and it may also inspire you with new amazing ideas.
For example, if you are planning to buy a bed couch, you will need to leave extra space between the couch and the coffee table or at least you will need to look for a coffee table that is easy to move, so you have enough free space to convert your couch into a bed.
Planning is always the best step to start with, because it will make the entire designing missions like choosing the furniture pieces easier and it will help you to remember every little detail that may prevent big problems.