The living room is the space in a home that welcomes guests. Given its importance, homeowners should ensure that it is well designed and comforting, not only for visitors but also for themselves. When designing a living room, the choice of furniture is crucial because, in addition to the visual appeal of the space, it also plays a vital role.
Imagine a living space without furniture. Where will you relax and entertain your guests? How will you watch television?
When choosing your furniture, be sure to consider quality in addition to beauty. Also, make sure that it is designed for ease of use on a daily basis and that it fits the architecture of your home.
Apart from these tips mentioned above, there are still other things to consider when choosing living room furniture. Read the tips below:
1. Start with the basics.
Before you embark on your furniture project, you should start by choosing the basic pieces and considering your space. Look for pieces like the sofa, chair, center table and side table. Then, look around to know the right size of furniture you will need for certain functions.
2. Do the math.
Measure your living room and draw a floor plan or you can create a sketch of it on a piece of paper. Then plan the flow using your plan and draw how you will place your furniture. This will give you a good picture of the room. Also, don't forget to include comfortable, walkable paths.
3. Think about function.
What activities will you do in your living room? This has a big impact on what you will place in the living room, such as the modular cabinet for the TV, storage, or a place to place your drinks if you have guests.
4. Consider the existing architecture.
It is very important that you look at the existing architectural elements in your home. This includes columns, windows and more. With this, you can plan well while considering them, because if you don't look at them, your furniture might not look good in the space. The design of the interior will also matter because you need to make sure that the furniture you get will suit the look.
5. Create a plan.
We mentioned that you need to draw a plan for your living room. This can be a formal design or you can simply make your plan on a piece of paper. For a better view of your living room, you can request a 3D design with the furniture you like. The interior designer can also help you decide on this. Then, after you get the design and plan, make sure you stick to the plan.
6. Get excellent quality pieces.
Don't settle for just any type of furniture. Get the ones with high quality because furniture is an investment. Don't just look at the design, but also check out how long the furniture could be in good condition, despite prolonged use. Therefore, the materials used should be scrutinized.
7. Coordinate the pieces.
8. Know your theme.
Choose a theme for your interior. Then, your furniture should match the theme you've chosen. If you decide to go for an eclectic look, mix and match furniture. If you want to have a modern look, then go for modern pieces.
9. Fill the room with accent furniture.
In addition to the basic furniture that a living room needs, add accent furniture like a footstool. This can create extra space, especially when you're entertaining guests.
Aside from accent furniture, choose items that can add appeal to a room like pillows.
10. Don't go overboard.
As always, avoid overusing your living room design by placing a large amount of furniture. If you place too much furniture, you' ll clutter your home and the walkway may be blocked.
Choosing furniture for the living room is actually a fun task because you will surely be amazed to see a charming and comfortable space that will welcome you every day. But achieving this result is a process that requires dedication and time. If you follow the tips in this article you should be able to achieve a living room that you feel comfortable in.