Looking to upgrade your living room with new furniture? If you are reading this, I'm assuming the answer is yes. No living room is complete without stylish and functional furniture. However, you shouldn't choose just any furniture for your living room. It's important to choose the right furniture to ensure a complete and cohesive decor.
#1) Quality Over Quantity
First and foremost, you have to think of living room furniture as an investment. This means choosing fewer, higher quality pieces of furniture over many, lower quality pieces. Avoid cheap furniture made of particle board or other low-quality materials and instead choose premium furniture made of hardwood materials. You'll have to pay more for premium furniture, but again, it's a smart investment that pays off in the long run.
#2) Choose a Comfortable Fabric Upholstery
Something else to consider when choosing living room furniture is the fabric upholstery. Even if a piece of furniture is made of hardwood, it probably has a fabric upholstery over it. Suede, for instance, has become a common type of upholstery used to make couches, recliners and other types of living room furniture. Regardless of which type you prefer, make sure it's comfortable. After all, you and your family will probably be using it quite often.
#3) Match the Architecture
Don't forget to match your furniture with the architecture of your living room. In other words, if your living room features clean, symmetrical lines, you should choose furniture that also features clean, symmetrical lines. On the other hand, if your living room features curved lines, you should choose furniture that also features curved lines.
#4) Don't Overdo It
One of the most common mistakes that homeowners make when decorating their living rooms is filling it with too much furniture. When there's too much furniture stuffed into the living room, it creates a cluttered and claustrophobic environment that hurts the decor. So, try using a few basic pieces of furniture to prevent this from happening to your living room.
#5) Color Coordinate
Make sure your furniture is color coordinated with your living room decor. This doesn't necessarily mean that your furniture must feature the exact same color as your living room decor. On the contrary, if everything matches, nothing will stand out. Instead, consider using contrasting colors that flow cohesively in your living room decor. Alternatively, you can use darker or lighter shades to help define your living room.