FURNITURE BUYERS GUIDE: Living Room Furniture
Whether you’re furnishing a new home or replacing worn out furniture, you need living room furniture that fits your home and lifestyle. Your living room is the heart of your home, so it is important to choose furniture that fits your family’s needs. No matter what your design style is, there are a few key tips everyone should follow to create a comfortable living space. This buying guide for living room furniture highlights some simple techniques to guarantee that your new furniture contributes to making your house the best place to be.
FIND YOUR STYLE
When selecting living room furniture, you need to think about more than just the room's size; you should also think about the overall design style you are going for. Sticking to a particular style will help make your space look cohesive and put together. This of course, does not mean everything has to be matching as eclectic is also a design style. However, even the eclectic mix and match concept has some common elements to pull the whole look together. These days, inspiration can be found in a number of places with various websites and social media pages dedicated to interior design and home décor. Narrowing down your ideal style will also help you focus when shopping and avoid being overwhelmed by the multitude of available choices.
ASSES YOUR SPACE
After determining your style, you now should consider how your area is laid out and the available space. Is your space more of a traditional living room or an open concept? This can influence the sort of furniture that will function best in your area.
Traditional living rooms are almost completely closed in by walls and clearly define your living area from your dining and eating areas.
This can make it easier to shop as you know exactly how much space is allocated for living room pieces. Whereas in an open concept layout, the room will typically flow freely from living to dining to kitchen. Multi-functional pieces that can transform from living to dining pieces are a great option for compact open concept spaces, but may not be so suitable for a traditional layout.
The most important thing to remember in either case is SCALE. Selecting the right sized pieces that will neither look too small nor too large for your given space so that everything will appear balanced.
FINDING THE PERFECT PIECES
Make sure your living room furniture fits together by thinking about all of the components you'll need. This is also essential to keep in mind while budgeting for your room since it will help you choose how much you can spend on each component.
Sofa, Sectional and Loveseat- This major furniture item will most likely take up the most space and cost the most money. Make the most of it by selecting a sofa that you'll enjoy for years to come. One method to achieve this is to use a timeless neutral fabric or leather, such as black, brown, or beige. Neutral upholstery can be updated with cushions and throws depending on the season. As such, consider investing in a high quality sofa, sectional, loveseat, or even a motion or power reclining sofa that can offer you the ideal recline for further comfort.
Occasional Tables - Coffee tables, side tables and console tables both provide function and fill in the gaps in your living room design. These smaller pieces can be a great way to express your personal style as you can mix and match to create a unique combination to call your own. Coffee and accent tables made of a mixture of materials, such as wood, glass, and metal, can give a new element to your room's decor. It's a visual treat that also serves a purpose.
Guatemala center table-Sure to be a contemporary classic, the Guatemala center and side table features a triangular tempered glass top on a three spoke base.
Boston center table - A modern lift-top coffee table that provides a generous amount of working or eating space
Accent chair- Complete your conversation area by adding an accent chair or even a set of chairs if the space allows. Don't be afraid to choose an accent chair in a bright color or a favorite print to add some flavor to your design.
Cremona Accent Chair – A contemporary leisure chair that adds a sophisticated flair to any space
Cabinets & Storage - your living area is so busy, there's bound to be a lot of items that needs to be put away. Look for tables drawers or cabinets so you can easily hide your often-used items and put the rest in storage cabinets or drawers. Tall display shelves can be a great option if you want to highlight some of your collections or even be used to divide an open concept space. Alternatively, you could also place a sideboard behind your sofa to clearly define the transition from a living to dining area while keeping everything low.
Gruff Center Table – contemporary industrial inspired coffee table with storage drawers
Pillar sideboard – Elegant retro-inspired curved living series with pillared design.
Hudson Shoe Rack - Chevron patterned series in veneer against black metal.
Passion Display Cabinet – Tall display cabinet with tempered safety glass doors
OTHER DESIGN CONSIDERATIONS
After you've assessed the layout of your room and listed the essential furniture you need, there are still a variety of design considerations you will need to consider to achieve your perfect living room! Here are a few additional pointers to help you create a beautiful and functional space for you and your family:
1. Good lighting matters – even the best pieces can look drab in a room with poor lighting so make sure you also invest in proper lighting to achieve the look that you want for your living space
2. Design for YOUR lifestyle – having a living room that looks like it came straight out of a magazine can sound amazing but can quickly turn into a nightmare if it does not suit your daily life. Keep in mind the needs of everyone who will be using the room, including your children, family members and pets.
3. Finishing touches – don’t forget to allocate some budget for finishing pieces like accessories, rugs and plants to bring some more personal flair and life to your homeBLIMS Fine Furniture is your go-to modern contemporary furniture store in the Philippines, offering a range of premium-quality furniture such as sofas, dining tables, accent chairs, recliners, beds, mattresses and office furniture.
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