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Whether you are living alone or with your family, the living room is a very important space in the house. It is the living room where the family spends a lot of time together. Thus it is important that it is done carefully.
Below are a few ways of choosing the right Living Room Furniture.
- Making plans
You should take measurements of your room first. You may use a yardstick, a tape, a meter stick, etc. for measuring the length of the room.
- Create floor plan
You may use the formal grid-paper but you may also sketch it on a notebook or a plain printing paper. Determine the amount of space you will be able to spare for the furniture and then sketch out different ways in which the furniture may fit in the room.
- Check the doorways
You should measure the width of your doorway for preventing potential delivery-mishaps. You would not like to buy furniture which can’t fit in to the house.
- Stage the living room
Once you have determined the space you need to spare for your furniture and also where you would keep them, mark the spaces for getting a better visual.
- Think about the way the room would be used
In case the living room acts as the place for regular family hangouts, then it should have stain resistant, sturdy furniture especially if there are kids in your family.
- Note the natural architecture of the room
Some of the rooms have built in designing elements which might help you in determining the furniture type which would look best in a room.
- Start with basics
Most of the living rooms have armchair, sofa, side tables, coffee tables, etc. You should look for all these elements before you add the extra pieces like tables or ottomans.
- Buy the investment pieces
You should look for furniture which is solid and has sturdy frames. Good quality pieces would definitely cost you a little extra, but they will hold much better and also last longer.
- Look for good quality and stain resistant fabrics
Good quality and luxurious materials would help in keeping you comfortable and would also last longer as compared to the cheap fabrics. The stain resistant fabrics are useful especially when you’ve got young kids.
- Look for cushions which are made with wrapped foam
Foam is durable as well as comfortable. Some of the cushions are filled with low quality foam which is not good.
So these are some of the useful tips which you may consider while buying furniture for your house. Living room furniture has to be durable and sturdy.